Watch Maliq & D’Essentials’ music video for new single ‘Langkah Baikmu Berarti’

Emphasising the spirit of generosity, in line with Ramadan

Indonesian pop-jazz group Maliq & D’Essentials have dropped a music video for their new single ‘Langkah Baikmu Berarti’ (Your Good Deeds Matter’).

The video – directed by Dian Tamara – arrived on YouTube on Friday (April 26) and centres on the band delivering a spirited performance of the track, which was released earlier this month.

In line with the month of Ramadan, the song emphasises a message of generosity. Accordingly, the video ends with a short scene of a woman refusing to accept change from a Ramadan bazaar seller after purchasing food to break her fast.

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Both the video and song are a brand collaboration with the cosmetics company Wardah. Watch the clip below:

‘Langkah Baikmu Berarti’ arrived two months after Maliq & D’Essentials dropped their latest EP ‘RAYA’ in February.

The six-track EP combines the ‘RAYA Part I’ and ‘RAYA Part II’ projects that Maliq & D’Essentials released last year, plus two new singles: ‘Sesuatunya’ and ‘Semoga’.

Prior to the EP, vocalist Indah Wisnuwardhana had taken a six-month break to recover from varicose veins around her vocal cords. The EP also saw drummer Widi Puradiredja return to singing a Maliq & D’Essentials song – his first since their 2005 song ‘Untitled’.

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The band’s last album ‘Senandung Senandika’ was launched in 2017. The band currently consists of vocalists Angga Puradiredja and Indah Wisnuwardhana, guitarist Arya ‘Lale’ Aditya Ramadhya, bassist Dendy ‘Javafinger/Jawa’ Sukarno, keyboardist Ilman Ibrahim Isa’, and drummer Widi Puradiredja.

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