Korekayu Reveal Digital Album Retrorika Metropolitan
Oldies Pop Unit, Korekayu Release “Retrorika Metropolitan” Album Digitally

Who would have thought that the band who used to cover the likes of Naif, Mocca, and The Beatles will be a serious project? Yes, Korekayu, a band hailing from Yogyakarta used to be a side project from the members but later on as they perform on more gigs, they decided to continue the band on a more serious note. They started to compose their own original songs and earlier this year, a total of five songs are compiled in a mini album called “Retrorika Metropolitan” and it was finally released digitally. Alfonsus Kriswandaru (guitar), Bondan Jiwandana (guitar), Lukas (guitar), Alvin Yudha (drum), and Bagas Raharjo Ranggen (bass) initially launched this album in a physical format. They only sold a limited 100 copies of the CD which comes with a unique packaging. It was made of wooden case and almost 80% of the physical version of the album was handmade. The songs in this album are “Di Bawah Tangga”, “Jingga Senja dan Lalu Lalang Manusia”, “Sari”, “Anak Lelaki”, and “Terus Bernyanyi”.

Korekayu Reveal Digital Album Retrorika Metropolitan
The Cover of Retrorika Metropolitan Album

It is said that the album tells about Korekayu’s concern about their city Yogyakarta which evolves into a metropolitan city each day. Those five songs bring back the pop ambience from the 70’s with poetic lyrics. Korekayu said that the stories from each song was based on their personal experience while they an active students at Sanata Dharma. The song “Di Bawah Tangga” for example. was written on a jamming session they had with a community under the stair of their college cafetaria. “Jingga Senja dan Lalu Lalang Manusia” was inspired by a story of urban office workers who found happiness on simple things like enjoying dusk time during the weekend. While “Seorang Anak Lelaki” tells about a tragic life that was experienced by a person who sells newspaper under the traffic light. Lastly, “Sari” is a romantic single that chronicled a love story in college. All of the songs in “Retrorika Metropolitan” are available to be streamed on Spotify, Joox, Deezer, iTunes, and many more. Follow the band’s latest updates on their social media here.