We first heard from Pandu Hutomo in June of last year upon the release of his single, “South City.” That track was a bit of high-concept cinematic ambient Pop. A wildly creative and versatile artist, Pandu has enjoyed international success across multiple genres. The talented singer, songwriter and multidisciplinary multi-instrumentalist refuses to limit himself to a single sound or style.
“Mojang Supremacy” is the latest single from Pandu Hutomo, and his first of the new year. Released on January 29, 2021 to all major streaming services, the song finds the artist returning to his Rock roots. The track opens with a groovy psychedelic guitar riff that becomes the central melodic and rhythmic anchor of the song’s verses. It is great sound with a mix of Classic and Alternative Rock that comes from the same universe as the groundbreaking 1985 album “Love” by The Cult.
In the chorus, “Mojang Supremacy” opens up to a 90’s Alt-Rock inspired mix of big power chords and lush vocal harmonies. Pandu continues the experimental vibe as the song breaks down in the bridge with some techno effects. The track gradually builds back into the groove with a chorus-y guitar and keyboard interlude that brings to mind Alex Chilton and Chris Bell’s legendary 70’s College Rock pioneering band, Big Star. Despite this stylistic journey through the decades of Rock & Roll, Pandu Hutomo maintains a cohesive and infectious groove as he sings a stream of consciousness ode to the fairer sex.
The lyrics are mostly nonsensical, but ‘mojang’ is Sundanese for ‘a virgin girl,’ as this song was inspired by Slank’s “Neangan Manuk” — which is Sundanese for ‘what the dick wants’ — an ode to Sundanese/West Java hot babes…Pandu Hutomo
Listen to “Mojang Supremacy,” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Pandu Hutomo. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this exciting and talented musician.