Catch a sneak peek of Firdhaus’s 1st Malay release exclusively on TikTok

“AkuGilaKamu” next big project following the singer’s previous viral hit “Gulf Of Alaska”

Tri-lingual singer songwriter Firdhaus will be releasing his 1st ever Malay single, AkuGilaKamu, after his previous hit single Gulf of Alaska went viral. Pre-released exclusively on TikTok on 16 July 2021, AkuGilaKamu will be available on all streaming platforms on 23 July 2021

AkuGilaKamu is a cover song of Chinese singer-rapper YOUNGJACK’s Slowly Fall in Love, which trended online & topped the charts at the Global Chinese Music Awards. Firdhaus, a Johorean who was born into a traditional Malay family but grew up learning & 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 AkuGilaKamu, Firdhaus showcases his versatility & puts his own spin on the medium-tempo Slowly Fall in Love. The lyrics echo the original song’s longing for a lover & delivers a strong & catchy synth hook

“I wrote the Malay lyrics for AkuGilaKamu in a 2-day span & it was a pleasant experience working with the production team from MFMF. to refine the lyrics & create the song. AkuGilaKamu was a new challenge for me as it is my first time attempting this genre of music & it is my 1st step into my Malay music career. I have a lot more music to offer & a lot more stories to tell, so I hope people will love AkuGilaKamu,” said Firdhaus

Firdhaus previously gained regional recognition for his self-written & 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 & even Korean songs

“TikTok, as the leading destination for short-form mobile videos, has become a leading platform for music discovery & an opportunity to discover many new artists & genres. Firdhaus is only 1 of the many artists who have found their break on the platform & we are excited to witness his growth & new single. Our mission is always to inspire creativity & bring joy to the community through unlimited creativity & expression,” said Sheau Mei Cheah, the Marketing Lead for TikTokSouth East Asia

To commemorate the launch of AkuGilaKamu, TikTok Malaysia & Firdhaus’ record label Loolala Music will be launching the #akugilakamu dance challenge on 18 July. This will be Firdhaus’ 1st-ever made-for-TikTok dance challenge, so fans are encouraged to break out their best dance moves & upload their own attempts to TikTok. Firdhaus will be personally choosing some of his favourites to give a shout out to & feature on his own profile(@ffirdhaus_)

Catch the 1st live performance of AkuGilaKamuat the end of July, as Firdhaus performs his newest release at the seventh edition of TikTok Music Night, coming to you soon over the 28 & 29 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 & Korea

Download or open the TikTok app now to listen to AkuGilaKamu. TikTok is available for free on iOS & Android via the Apple Store, Google Play Store & Huawei AppGallery

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