echoes

Anggun – Echoes (An Album Review)

After she has sold million albums over 30 countries from four albums of hers. And has been hypnotizing us with his singles like “Snow on the Sahara”, “Chrysalis”, “In Your Mind” and “Crazy”. Now Anggun is back with her 5th-new album! ECHOES! It has been released at the end of May for the Indonesian Version. This album got the Platinum only one week after it’s released. The first single for Indonesia is “Hanyalah Cinta” or “Only Love” for International single. The single for French (un)release album is “Je Partirai”.

Anggun Echoes Cover

Indonesia and Malaysia Track List:

  1. Buy Me Happiness. (3:12)
     ”all those fancy things fail to make my heart sings”
  2. Hanyalah Cinta.(4:04)
    “semua yang telah aku dapat indah nan gemerlap. Satu hari kan pudar dan sinarnya akan hilang”
  3. Weapons. (3:10)
    “too strong to lose but you can’t choose. I stole your heart. Before you even know”
  4. Yang Terlarang (4:20)
    “yang terlarang kan terulang dan tak henti panggil hati ini”
  5.  Impossible (3:11) 
    “I change my mind and I don’t think it’s a crime. Go to run to where my heart desires”
  6. Eternal (3:56)
    “Though I can’t see but within me You’ll always live eternally.”
  7. Rollercoaster (4:31)
    “you catch me when I fall. As far as I can recall. With you I’m gravity define.”
  8. My Addiction (2:59)
    “This will be the last time. I wake up in your arms. There won’t be one last try.”
  9. A Stranger (3:49)
    “Looking in the mirror. I’m a stranger. To this land and air. Belong to elsewhere.”
  10. Cold War (3:59)
    “ruptured… of my soul and my mind. This lines to be defined.”
  11. Year of the Snake (4:41)
     ”wounds can heal but still the echoes. Lingering inside.”
  12. Silent Vow (3:15)
    “I have learned that a lie is another way to survive. Secret solidified.”
    Bonus Tracks:
  13. Berkilaulah.
  14. Only Love.
  15. Count on Me.
  16. Sorry.
  17. Always You (feat. Schiller). 

I love almost of the tracks. I adore the music that given in this album. A combination of pop, rock, orchestra and little bit world. She produced this album under her own label, April Earth for almost two years. Three of my favorite songs from this album is Only Love, Buy Me Happiness, and Silent Vow.

I hope this album will be the real ‘elevation’ of her carrier after her previous “hip-hop” album, Elevation.