The waves of change

Azmyl Yunor

There is growth in the Malaysian singer-songwriter scene, especially among women, who are encouraged by performers like Yuna and Zee Avi (above). – Pic from Facebook, January 7, 2022.

SINGER-songwriters are a dime a dozen nowadays thanks to the popularity over the past decade of the genre many of them perform in. This has been further propelled by the acoustic guitar-accompanied heart-on-my-sleeve earnestness of Ed Sheeran.

Although singer-songwriters are often depicted as acoustic guitar-wielding troubadours in popular imagination, they aren’t limited to this particular instrument, even though it is the most pragmatic and mobile of instruments for song-writing.

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