Malaysian female quartet DOLLA continues to reign as the top local girl group to date. Ever since making their debut during the height of the pandemic, these talented girls have achieved countless milestones in carving their brand.
Recently stealing attention with local powerhouse Naim Daniel through their ballad duet called ‘Mungkin Ini Adalah Lagu Yang Paling Sedih Pernah Aku Buat’, the four ladies re-emerge with another track that is set to make waves.
On January 28 this year, DOLLA livened up the Seen Festival in Kuala Lumpur 2023 with international K-Pop sensational stars namely NCT Dream, WayV, KARD and ALICE.
"We feel very proud to be lined up with great entertainers from South Korea. Being able to share a stage with those big names is a dream that we have longed for since getting into the music industry.
"This opportunity means a lot to us personally as artists who are still trying to establish a name. It's the biggest recognition for our career especially because it's DOLLA's ambition to penetrate the international market again," they said.
Christened LOOK AT THIS, the single which was originally written in English by a Swedish producer has been translated into Malay, specifically with DOLLA fans in mind.
According to one of DOLLA’s members Tabby, the song sings of self-confidence.
“It speaks of self-confidence and not caring about what other people think. The catchy number tells of someone who is confident about being attractive and comfortable in their own skin. In fact, there is a line which sings “kau pandang di sini mata memerhati, (you are looking here, eyes are watching) but I ain't even worried bout that,” says Tabby.
The song writing process took a bit of time since the original version was conjured in English.
“It took us a while as we had to find the suitable words in Malay to fit this kind of melody. We needed the words to live up to the amazing original lyrics which were written in English.
We worked for months with our team along with Cikgu Shafi, and SYA to complete and make the lyrics perfect. For the rap bit, we were assisted by Yonnyboii and ASYRAF NASIR to make the track sound better. Thanks to everyone’s help, the end-product became a success. We are very satisfied with the song and feel that all our hard work has been worthwhile,” she added.
According to Syasya of DOLLA, the song shows a different side of the group.
“The vibe is a tad different from our past hits. In fact, the dance moves lean more towards hiphop. But thanks to the help of Ezra Tham and team from UNC Dance Studio, they managed to guide us through.
As for the music video, we collaborated with Ghazi who took time to listen to our ideas for some difference. We are thankful because it was really easy to work with everyone,” said Syasya.
However, Sabronzo claimed there were some challenges while shooting the music video.
“The first challenge was completing the whole video in one day due to bad weather. The second problem was saving all our energy and staying awake for 28 hours to complete it! Initially we planned the shoot to take up two days but due to the bad weather state, we had to do what we can,” said Sabronzo.
The girls of DOLLA hope that the song will be well-received by everyone including the international market. It truly is something different from what they have shared before.
Yours truly had the chance to listen to it at the #LATParty held at Deep Blue at the FACE Suites and it was an amazing song !!!definitely loving it!!!!
The single LOOK AT THIS can be stream on all digital platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, KKBOX, Deezer and YouTube Music from February 17 at 12 midnight, while the music video can be viewed on the DOLLA YouTube site on February 17 at 9 PM