Singer-songwriter Zynakal to focus on music creation despite questions over his status with Def Jam Malaysia label
Zynakal, a 24-year-old singer-songwriter, is happy to express himself through writing. — Image courtesy of Havoc Midnight Concert
By Arif Zikri
Monday 05 Sep 2022 16:03 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, September 5th – Singer-songwriter Zynakal (Zyn) currently settles for hip-hop for the direction of his choice of music going forward.
The 24-year-old who made waves for his 2019 hit single Sakit alongside Def Jam Malaysia artist Yonnyboii, won the Music Author’s Copyright Protection (MACP) Young Composer with Potential award last December.
According to Zyn or his real name Muhammad Raziq Rosli, he is happy to be able to express himself through writing which keeps him going despite his transition from ballads to hip-hop,
“One thing I realize coming into the hip-hop scene is another culture behind another genre, and it’s the same with other genres too, whether it’s pop, rock, R&B or even nasyid, for me the music is real and what we want to express is real.
“It’s just writing for me. Writing helps me and keeps me going. We can ask people to listen to our songs but if the song is not good, how can they listen to it?
“It’s easy for people to make a song now but what about the future? Will it be persistent? ” he said malaysian mail.
Zyn emphasized how writing from the heart is one of the keys to success in music creation.
The terbang the singer is also busy finalizing his upcoming debut album Dengar which will be released under Warner Music Malaysia at the end of September this year.
Previously, Zyn was announced as a new member of the Def Jam Malaysia family in July 2021 but was however left in the dark about his future with the label.
“Maybe not yet, or more. The answer (about his future with Def Jam Malaysia) is still not out yet.
“Because I still find myself, Yonnie is on the other side now and I’m on the other side, maybe things happen for a reason.
“So I don’t want to think too much about label issues, I just want to make music and that’s all I can say,” Zyn said.
Zynakal (right) alongside Yonnyboii (left) during their performance at the Havoc Midnight Concert at Dataran Karnival Shah Alam on Sunday night. — Image courtesy of Havoc Midnight Concert
With Def Jam Malaysia, Zyn managed to release several works, including a track with award-winning singer Dayang Nurfaizah called Sayang Aku Tanya Apa Khabar in August of last year.
He also managed to release another single last August titled Tak Sangkaa collaboration between him, Yonnyboii and rapper Asyraf Nasir.
Zyn was met after his opening act performance at the Havoc Midnight Concert at Dataran Karnival Shah Alam last night where he performed six songs including his latest single, Beli Jiwa.
Other artists who have performed include Yonnyboii, rap group Sabahan, K-Clique, singer Noh Salleh as well as local indie bands Floor 88 and Masdo.
The Havoc Midnight Concert, part of the three-day Havoc Food Festival, saw at least 150,000 attendees flock to the event over the weekend, with the show itself selling over 3,000 tickets.