Listen to Indonesian singer-songwriter Oslo Ibrahim’s new single, “Baby Don’t Let Me Go”
Indonesian singer-songwriter Oslo Ibrahim has released a heartbroken new single, “Baby Don’t Let Me Go”.
The song follows her 2020 debut album, “I Only Dance When I’m Sad,” and was released with an accompanying lyric video on Wednesday, July 7.
‘Baby Don’t Let Me Go’ departs from the rhythmic electro-pop sound of the Oslo album. This time, the song’s fast tempo, sparkling synths, and prominent bass directly evoke 80s Japanese urban pop.
The lyrics video for “Baby Don’t Let Me Go” features Ibrahim sitting at a table and nodding to the infectious beat of the song. His unique work was illustrated by Ali Sidiq. Watch the clip below.
In the song, Oslo laments the years he spent in relationships that didn’t work out. “When I was 18 / I don’t have the space to hate / My life is on the verge of / Finding true love / Now I’m 27 / No sign that anything could happen / Whenever I thought she was the one / she’s not the oneHe sings in his second verse.
“It’s a love story. It will always be [be] on love. In this song what I was trying to say was’ He already let her go, yet [he] cannot deny the magnitude of the impact of [that] love, ‘”Oslo explained in the video description.
Born and raised in Medan, Indonesia, Oslo Ibrahim debuted in 2018 with the single ‘Midnight Thoughts’. Since then he has released the EP ‘The Lone Lovers’, ‘You Made Me Smile’, a collaborative single with Indonesian musician Romantic Echoes, as well as the album ‘I Only Dance When I’m Sad’.