Review: "I Wanna" - Alsa
In "I Wanna," Indonesian artist Alsa depicts a love story to the sweetest of measures. Alsa describes the feeling of being totally infatuated with someone who only wants the best for you. It is a feeling of pure happiness at its highest form that makes the song feel completely infectious to those listening. The sound evokes images of pastel colors and cute scenery. Alsa uses this to her advantage in the visual for the song below.
The track feels light and bubbly with the sounds of synth pianos and acoustic guitar. The entrance into the chorus features the sound of chimes making it feel magical. The entrance into the second verse brings in new production elements including an almost trap-like drum pad and shakers. Alsa's vocals are bright and airy, they feel sweet with the sound of the production. The lyrics evoke this feeling of pure bliss, "Feel the sparks all the way // Never feelin' this way // Really brought the sun in my gloomy rainy day." To eventually the feeling that this person could truly be the one, "Feelin' like dreams come true // It's obvious we're meant to be together // I wanna feel you hands hold me tight // Wanna know how you would that me right // Wanna share my day my life my whole night // Spend all my time 'til suns shining bright." Alsa describes the song herself as, "The story of a woman who is falling in love. She feels she's found the right person and imagines how happy it would be to spend the days together."
Alsa is an up-and-coming Indonesian artist. "I Wanna" is her second song of 2022, following "Kisah Terima Kasih" featuring fellow artist Jebung. "I Wanna" is her second single that is in all English following the viral hit "NA NA NA," which has racked up over 5 million streams on Spotify alone. With over 300k followers on Instagram and over 10 million followers on TikTok, Alsa has quickly skyrocketed into the hearts of many.
Written By Kyle Stiver