Local Vocal (No. 18): Stars and Rabbit


It’s one thing to be so arrogant that you pretentiously question the authenticity of pop music because it’s being serviced by a major record label but to not understand that it’s a form of performance art (real or not). It’s another thing to not respect it the way you respect music coming from an indie label. Why? Inauthentic is the new authentic.

Stars and Rabbit engages a do-it-yourself approach to writing and recording. Their music is a melding of pop and folk influences with raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance. They formed in early 2011. The group consists of singer-songwriter Elda Suryani and musician Adi Wibowo.

Their single “Worth It” is their ladder into center of a stage. There are uniqueness in Elda’s voice and Adi could package it with deep music. Why should you ask? Listen them.