NaFF – Kenanglah aku (slowed + reverb): A nostalgic song with a twist

NaFF - Kenanglah aku (slowed + reverb): A nostalgic song with a twist

NaFF, a popular Indonesian rock band, released their song “Kenanglah aku” (Remember me) in 2008 as part of their album “Isyarat Hati” (Heart Signals). The song is a ballad about a man who asks his former lover to remember him even though they have parted ways. The song became a hit and was widely played on radio stations and music charts.

However, in 2021, a YouTube user named RAZANNN uploaded a version of the song with slowed tempo and added reverb effects. The result is a more atmospheric and emotional rendition of the original song, which resonated with many listeners who felt nostalgic and sad. The video has gained over 240,000 views and 4,200 likes as of May 2021.

Many comments on the video praised the slowed + reverb version of the song, saying that it made them cry, miss their exes, or feel lonely. Some also said that they preferred this version over the original one, because it sounded more soothing and relaxing. Others thanked RAZANNN for creating such a beautiful edit of the song.

RAZANNN is not the only YouTube user who has made slowed + reverb versions of NaFF’s songs. Other users such as KAYA33.OFFICIAL and Dunia Lagu Lirik have also uploaded similar videos of other songs by NaFF, such as “Terendap Laraku” (Buried in Pain), “Akhirnya Ku Menemukanmu” (Finally I Found You), and “Kau Masih Kekasihku” (You’re Still My Lover). These videos have also received positive feedback from fans of NaFF and slowed + reverb music.

Slowed + reverb is a music genre that involves slowing down the tempo of a song and adding reverb effects to create a more ambient and dreamy sound. The genre has become popular on YouTube and other platforms, especially among young people who enjoy listening to nostalgic and sad songs. Some of the most famous examples of slowed + reverb songs are “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi, “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, and “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD.

NaFF – Kenanglah aku (slowed + reverb) is one of the many examples of how slowed + reverb music can transform an old song into a new experience. The song has touched the hearts of many listeners who can relate to its lyrics and mood. Whether you are a fan of NaFF or not, you might want to give this song a try and see how it makes you feel.

Slowed + reverb music is not a completely new invention, however. It has its roots in the chopped and screwed genre, which originated in Houston, Texas, in the early 1990s. Chopped and screwed music involves slowing down rap songs and adding various effects such as skipping beats, scratching records, and reversing lyrics. The pioneer of this style was DJ Screw, who created hundreds of mixtapes featuring local rappers and influenced many hip-hop artists such as Drake, Travis Scott, and Beyoncé.

According to Dev Lemons, a music critic who runs the popular TikTok account @SongPsych, slowed + reverb music is a homage to chopped and screwed music, but also a distinct genre with its own characteristics and audience. “The Slowed and Reverb phenomenon refers to the remixing style of which someone will slow down a song to anywhere between 80 and 90 percent speed and manipulate the acoustic environment of the audio. One of the originators of this sound is the producer Slater,” Lemons explains in one of her videos.

Lemons adds that slowed + reverb music appeals to Gen Z listeners because it creates a sense of nostalgia for a past they never experienced. “Slowed and Reverb remixes are often paired with visuals from old anime or movies that evoke a similar feeling of longing or nostalgia. This is especially appealing to Gen Z, who grew up with the internet and have access to a vast archive of media from different eras and cultures,” she says.

Slowed + reverb music is also a way for Gen Z to express their creativity and identity in a digital space. By remixing songs that they like or relate to, they can create their own versions that reflect their mood, taste, and personality. They can also share their remixes with other like-minded listeners online, forming communities and subcultures around their favorite songs and genres.

Slowed + reverb music is not just a passing trend, but a cultural phenomenon that shows how Gen Z interacts with music and media in the internet age. By slowing down and reverberating songs, they create new meanings and experiences that resonate with their generation. As Lemons puts it: “Slowed and Reverb remixes are more than just edits. They’re an art form.”