Indonesian artist Sarah Azhari who lives in Los Angeles, America, since 2011 has had to deal with the COVID-19 virus, she tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year.
After undergoing self-isolation under the strict supervision of medical personnel and taking care of her own health with medication and vitamins, Sarah has to be away from her family and close friends in the city of Los Angeles. The family in Jakarta was quite worried about Sarah’s condition at that time. However, after a few weeks of quarantine, Sarah was finally declared cured and recovered.
As an artist and art worker, Sarah Azhari actually got creative after coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. “With COVID, for example, we are positive for COVID, don’t panic, because the more you panic, the more sick you will get, because that’s what I experienced,” said Sarah, sharing her experience battling this pandemic virus.
Sarah felt concerned, departing from the experience of the pandemic in Uncle Sam’s country which had worsened in early 2021 and according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) or the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, currently the total number of COVID-19 cases in America has reached 39 million cases, and Sarah also observes the current conditions in Indonesia, which are still struggling with the pandemic and exacerbated by the Delta variant. The sister of the senior actress Ayu Azhari is very touched and invites the victims of COVID19 and the survivors to get up and get up. The idea was born to release a single song titled “Dance to Survive.”
In an interview with VOA, Sarah said all of this was inspired by the pandemic because we wanted to make something positive, an uplifting song with the title “Dance to Survive.” The actress who became an idol in various television soap operas from the 1990s to the early 2000s added that she wanted music that made people happy, didn’t make people sadder because I knew what this pandemic situation was like and “Thank God I have recovered from COVID-19 in early 2021. then,” he said.
Sarah’s condition at that time was quite serious, he said. “Something that makes us panic will make us sicker, something that makes us happy makes us forget everything and our immunity will increase, that’s my personal experience,” added Sarah.
It was friends and closest friends who reminded Sarah to think positively and be enthusiastic when she was sick with COVID19, watch funny television programs, listen to happy songs, all of which made her spirit to move and to heal.
“Thank God I got through it,” he said.
Songwriter “Dance to Survive”, Beth Bella, who is also a singer in America feels this song is perfect for Sarah. When I talked to Sarah about “Dance to Survive”, he wanted happy songs, people could dance, to be heard in the summer. “We wrote this song so that people know that we are all survivors and that we are all grateful that we are still given life,” said Beth Bella, who currently lives in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sarah also collaborates with international music producer in Los Angeles, Frank Carrozzo who has experience working with world musicians and singers such as Ed Sheeran, The Game, A$AP Ferg and Chris Brown. Teamed up with Sarah for “Dance to Survive” certainly a very interesting thing. “Because Sarah is not just an ordinary singer, she has the skills and knowledge of how vocals should sound, which is great,” said Frank Carrozzo.
This song is expected to be well received in live stage shows, disco clubs, or anywhere else. But unfortunately now the pandemic is over and the Delta variant is getting worse, including in Indonesia at this time, added Frank, owner of the international record label company Goat Records.
The digital platform was chosen to release this song. Sarah introduced the song “Dance to Survive” on her YouTube channel. The social media strategy has also received a lot of good feedback.
Many of Sarah’s fans have posted short videos of them dancing and dancing to the song “Dance to Survive.” The response was very exciting, because at that time I also had time to say on social media, if you dance or something, text and share it with me, I will upload it and enter my Instagram account feed. And Alhamdulillah there are many who send funny videos, said Sarah Azhari.
Sarah moved to America more than 10 years ago with her only son Albany Ray with the intention of attending school for her son. Sarah also took education in the field of video production and film. Single plan”Dance to Survive” this will be summarized in the form of a music album project. [zb/yl]