Tri-lingual singer songwriter Firdhaus will be releasing his first ever Malay single, Aku Gila Kamu, after his previous hit single Gulf of Alaska went viral. Pre-released exclusively on TikTok on 16th July 2021, Aku Gila Kamu will be available on all streaming platforms on 23rd July 2021.
Aku Gila Kamu is a cover song of Chinese singer-rapper YOUNGJACK's Slowly Fall in Love, which trended online and topped the charts at the Global Chinese Music Awards. Firdhaus, a Johorean who was born into a traditional Malay family but grew up learning and speaking fluent Mandarin, chose to cover the song as his first Malay single as a tribute to how his own venture into the music industry followed a similar path.
With Aku Gila Kamu, Firdhaus showcases his versatility and puts his own spin on the medium-tempo Slowly Fall in Love. The lyrics echo the original song's longing for a lover and delivers a strong and catchy synth hook.
"I wrote the Malay lyrics for Aku Gila Kamu in a two-day span and it was a pleasant experience working with the production team from MFMF. to refine the lyrics and create the song. Aku Gila Kamu was a new challenge for me as it is my first time attempting this genre of music and it is my first step into my Malay music career. I have a lot more music to offer and a lot more stories to tell, so I hope people will love Aku Gila Kamu," said Firdhaus.
Firdhaus previously gained regional recognition for his self-written and self-composed song Gulf Of Alaska. The success followed him onto local grounds as he connected to Malaysian fans through his song covers of trending English, Malay, Chinese and even Korean songs.
"TikTok, as the leading destination for short-form mobile videos, has become a leading platform for music discovery and an opportunity to discover many new artists and genres. Firdhaus is only one of the many artists who have found their break on the platform and we are excited to witness his growth and new single. Our mission is always to inspire creativity and bring joy to the community through unlimited creativity and expression," said Sheau Mei Cheah, the Marketing Lead for TikTok South East Asia.
To commemorate the launch of Aku Gila Kamu, TikTok Malaysia and Firdhaus' record label Loolala Music will be launching the #akugilakamu dance challenge on 18 July. This will be Firdhaus' first-ever made-for-TikTok dance challenge, so fans are encouraged to break out their best dance moves and upload their own attempts to TikTok. Firdhaus will be personally choosing some of his favourites to give a shout out to and feature on his own profile (@ffirdhaus_).
Catch the first live performance of Aku Gila Kamu at the end of July, as Firdhaus performs his newest release at the seventh edition of TikTok Music Night, coming to you soon over the 28th and 29th of July! In addition to Firdhaus' highly-anticipated performance, this TikTok Music Night will also feature some of the hottest musical talents from across South East Asia, Japan and Korea.
Download or open the TikTok app now to listen to Aku Gila Kamu. TikTok is available for free on iOS and Android via the Apple Store, Google Play Store and Huawei AppGallery.