The Impatient Sisters, the indie-folk triumvirate hailing from Kuantan, has returned with their first album in 8 years. Titled ‘7 Years’, it is a full-length album of 13 new tracks woven into a musical experience — intimate, relatable and familiar. Consisting of both Malay and English songs, ‘7 Years’ will be available on all streaming platforms on October 28.
Since dipping their toes into the local music scene in 2011, The Impatient Sisters has risen to become Malaysia’s leading indie folk band. Their unique harmonies and musical choices with dreamy, breezy, happy, and sad lyrics caught their audience’s attention. ‘7 Years’ is no different: it still has the band’s warm sentiments of indie-folk but with a wider soundscape. All songs in ‘7 Years’ are written and composed by the sisters — Soraya, Nazeera and Irena from a more mature perspective.
“As we’re all at different points in our lives compared to our first album, we started to be more personal with our songwriting. We started producing ‘7 Years’ in 2021, so it marks the gap between then and our first album. 7 years also marks the time a body fully regenerates to become new,” says Soraya. “So in a way, this album is really about rebirth; about us embracing our current selves and leaving the past in the past,” Nazeera adds.
The Impatient Sisters debuted ‘Three’, their latest single on October, 21st. The song sees the sisters taking on a more mature theme with their signature sound. The waltz signals growth in their songwriting abilities as they tell a story of infidelity from the perspective of the guilty party. Apart from the three sisters, the song also features soprano singer Jamilah Abu Bakar.
The first single off the album, ‘Rumah’, was released in August 2022. Mixed and mastered by renowned Indonesian music producer Ari Renaldi — who also produces for artists like Tulus and Yura Yunita, the song signifies the growth of the band as they journey forward into the next chapter of their lives.
‘7 Years’ album production is funded by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) through its Independent Music Funding Programme. It’s a funding programme that supports the creation and adaptation of Malaysian independent music content where it encourages local artistes and practitioners to expand the range of high-quality works for audiences in Malaysia and push the boundaries of their music.
“We’d like to thank CENDANA who has been very instrumental in the development of this album. Thanks to the funding we received, we are able to invest more in the production of the album as this time around we wanted to achieve a fuller sound and a better quality record,” says Irena who produced all songs in the album.
‘7 Years’ will be available on all streaming platforms from October 28 onwards. A limited number of physical copies will be available in the near future. Album launch gig is planned for November 27, venue to be announced soon.
‘7 Years’ tracklist:
- Mari Menari
- If It’s Up To Me
- Yang Terbaik
- Interlude / Tunggu
- Anak Kecil
- Only One
- 7 Years
- I Love You So
In a meantime do check out some of The Impatient Sisters’ previous release that you might miss out below here.