Domestic Groove: SARA WIJAYANTO

Sara Wijayanto 1
Singer, Songwriter, TV Presenter

What music are you into at the moment?
Oh, I have been playing both Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream and Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns a lot lately. Those and only those, non stop!

What was the first record you bought—any interesting story behind it?
It was Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth! So old school! I was still in elementary school at the time so, as you can imagine, I had to save almost all of my pocket money to get it and it took me so long. Oh, it felt like forever, but when I was finally able to afford it, I was one happy little girl.

What are your all-time favourite albums? Why?
Hmmmm….I love lots of different genres of music but if I really have to name them I’m going to have to narrow it down to Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill because I love the lyrics; Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory and Meteora because, even though I only listened to them in the beginning because I thought that Mike Shinoda was hot, after I listened over and over again, I fell in love with the music and how they wrote their lyrics. Next up would be The Corrs’ Talk on Corners because, well, who doesn’t love the Corrs?! And now, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. I’m so in love with her! She inspires me to write more lyrics.

What was the worst record you ever purchased?
Ummm… None.

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
Lara Croft, for sure.

What book are you reading now and what’s the score (1-10)?
I’m reading Danur & Maddah at the moment, written by the Indonesian writer/singer/songwriter Risa Saraswati. Score? A perfect 10!

What new movie should people see? Why?
Nothing else but The Possession! But this recommendation is strictly for horror movie fans. You know, I believe that I have this sixth-sense in me, that I see “things” so this movie managed to scare the hell out of me! Guess I’m hoping it’ll scare the hell out of you too!

What song do you choose to start your weekend?
“Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire

And the song you choose to end your weekend?
“Wide Awake” by Katy Perry. I’ve mentioned her name a lot here, haven’t I?
Sara Wijayanto 2

Sara travels a lot these days, across all the big cities in Indonesia. Almost every weekend she’s out there somewhere where she’s either gigging or to be found shooting for the TV program she currently co-hosts. In amongst all this she recently had the chance to slow down, spending her down time completing a new song featuring Urban Vibe.

And now, whilst we know that Sara’s in the process of writing new songs, the super new news is that she’s also working on the SnM duo project with Melanie Subono.

Domestic Groove: MELANIE SUBONO
Domestic Groove: RISA SARASWATI


This interview was firstly published on The Beat (Jakarta) #81, Feb 04-17, 2013
Co-editor: Lauren Shipman
Check out also her video, “Never Gonna Stop”:

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