1) I’ll Wait Forever (feat. Christian Alexander) – 4/5 Stars
Nice collaboration! Even Christian Alexander’s voice is quite good here, but there is nothing special about his tone. I listen to his singing and it remains me of Karl Wolf, Massari and Craig David for sure, which is typical of R&B vocal performance in the market today. Obviously, Siti vocal is outstanding on this song and the unique value that what people have been talking about is here! She stands up with her beautifully soft and mellow vocal performance, as well as the sexy Eastern flavored music that spicing the song up!
2) Tonight - 3.5/5 Stars
Love the music, so relaxing. Ok, I admit it does sound like Celine Dion songs "I'm Alive" and "That's the way it is" at some points and also "Nobody Wants to be Lonely" by Ricky and Christina. It's funny, every time I listen to this song, I find Ricky Martin shadow in my imagination, because of Salsa music perhaps? Ok enough, stop thinking and start dancing! *Pap! Pap! Pap! Holla*
3) Remember You (feat. Sean Kingston) – 3.5/5 Stars
If Pitfull replaced Sean Kingston, they might create something more into club-beat and dance-music. It would be a nice song, but rather unsuitable for the album concept. So, for me, Sean is just okay, should be no regret. What I like about this song most is how the melody and Siti’s voice relate well together. It’s an easy listening and simple song that would make you feel like summer time is just getting started. I see blue beach view, swimming pool and some crowds dancing along to this song while Siti at the center wearing colorful dress leads the crowd, almost like Justin Bieber MTV “Eenie Meenie” or Mizz Nina “Takeover”.
4) I Cry Out – 3.5/5 Stars
When I listened to the preview on iTunes, I felt there was something wrong with the chorus; over scream and weird pitch. But after listening to the full version, I have a strong feeling telling me that this song is gonna be a hit! She was in her element and I could smell Celine Dion’s spirit here. So, I gave 4/5 at first, then downgraded 0.5 point due to over-lapping chorus. Too many repetitions of a part of the chorus “I cry out”, makes me feel bored in short period of time. Other than that, this song is just perfect! Starting melody already gives you the whole mood.
5) Stand Up - 3.5/5 Stars
I saw the title, then a preview just pop-ed up in my head. I already knew this song would be such an inspirational song like "Stand Up For Love" by Destinys Child. Love the lyrics and its melody. Beautifully done! If you feel down for some reasons, you''ll relate so easily to the song. It speaks for every words, boosting up your confident.
6) Falling In Love - 3/5 Stars
The music its self plays big parts on this song, catchy and urban style. When I was watching to her first performance of Falling in Love at UiTM on youtube, I expected the outcome of studio version turned better, because the live version was already perfect. But somehow, the studio version seems not having that much energy as it should. Same situation like what I had experienced when Siti first performing “Biarlah Rahsia” at APM, which was more energy than the studio version. Seeing Siti too much control her voice when recording in a studio, but when she singing live, she lets her voice out loud confidently. By the way, they have chosen the right song to be her first single.
7) All Your Love -3/5 Stars
What can I say about this song? When I listened to the intro, I couldn't recognize/catch up where had I listened to this music before. I kept thinking for some time, then I remembered it came from SimpliSiti TV commercial ads. Anyway, it's such a funky song, blow with the beat and honestly this not really my favorite. The lyrics are quite meaningful, telling someone how much she appreciates for being acceptable. So sweet, isn't she?
8) Nobody Else - 2.5/5 Stars
I don't know why, I'm not really into this song. Nice melody & whispering at the beginning, indeed! But the whole song kinda boring for me. Her vocal seems has no beginning yet climax to catch my attention. The song itself sounds too flat, so I don't really feel it. Surprisingly, I see most of the reviewers here are so fall in love with this song, and that's really shocking me up! My bad.
9) All Over Again - 2.5/5 Stars
Simply say, I just don't like it. Everything seems to go wrong blindly. Siti stressed at the end-syllable of every words, which gave the intonation sounded so"bold". Maybe I need to take some time to get the soul. *I'm not talking about Shamsul Yusof!*
10) Fight for Love – 0/5 Stars
*Silent*. Hmm,I’d tried looking for some interesting parts that could attract my attention, but found nothing. Listen to the beginning of the song reminds me of Tarzan OST "You'll be in my heart" or " Kau di hatiku" by Zainal Abiddin. When it comes to the chorus, then the disaster just begins. Shamelessly say this one of the worst song she ever made, lack of most important “ingredients", in other words "lame song"! Sorry Siti. Love you!
A) Album: 3.5 /5 Stars
Such a good starting album! Bravo! *throw away the CD inlay from the jewel case*
B) Album Cover: 2/5 Stars
Totally disappointing! I expected something looked more international or at least a formal look like the“Royal Albert Hall London” cover and inlay. Actually, the effects is cool, which called "Pop Art" effect. But, look at her left hand, they should have done some touch-up there, looks weird when her left-hand and face don't have such even skin-tone. The title font shows the big mistake. They played too much. Remember, a bad font choice with a wrong size, could destroy your design.
One more thing, If I'm not mistaken, they had hired Bustaman as their official photographer for this album. Bustaman never fails to amaze us by his super-amazing artworks and photographs. Look at InTrend, GLAM, EH! and some other magazines, all of them are stunning! But when it comes to Siti album, something wrong just happens here and there. So, I blame this to graphic designer who failed to appreciate this such amazing works. But wait, every design works have to be approved by producer of the album, so I blame them too for the bad taste of arts haha.
C) Album Inlay: 3/5 Stars
Like I said before, I'm okay with the effect. It looks cool seriously, but it doesn't mean that they have to over-do the effect by turning Siti into an alien.I like the lyrics font, which gives the inlay looking so clean and neat; good chosen font (Futura font) with the right size. Back to the pictures, oh no! They had pushed the contrast & brightness too high and definitely wrong color palette to play with!
D) Siti Pronunciation
Siti seems pronouncing (some) English words with stress at all parts in the line. There were no really rhythms, that was why her singing sounds rather flat and too clear.There should be some parts where the words will be taken-off and read/pronounced half-silent. For instance: Verb to be, Verb to have,some syllables, e.t.c. I'm not saying she has that at every parts, just some - but kinda obvious. Anyhow, a big kudos to her for the efforts.
E) Concept &Strategy
There are some ideas that might catch the world attentions for the singer like her :
1. Make a full album in English – DONE!
2. Do a collaboration with international Artists and Composers – DONE!
3. Show the potential and the unique value on the vocal – DONE!
4. Make a unique design for cover album – simple is the best. - FAILED
5. Do a cover version of any popular songs and put it as the single. - SHOULD'VE CONSIDERED
6. Make the video clips as much as they could - PLEASE CONSIDER
Final words : You won't be sorry for getting this one for yourself or any Siti fans. Highly Recommended!