Indonesian band The Groove is set for a comeback as they are currently working on a new album, lead vocalist of the band said on Monday. (Photo courtesy of The Groove)

The Groove Ready for Comeback, Aim for Younger Fanbase With New Album


OCTOBER 06, 2015

Jakarta. Indonesian band The Groove is set to make a comeback after the lead vocalist revealed the group is working a new album.

Reza, singer for The Groove, let the news slip during the launch of "The Harmony of Ismail Marzuki" album in Jakarta on Monday.

Reza said the band will still be playing their signature upbeat funk and soul tunes, as well as mixing popular elements into their new tracks.

"We are trying to reach out to the current market and adjusting ourselves by taking some aspects of the popular music today," Reza said, as quoted by Antara.

The band had planned to launch a new album last year to consider with their 17th anniversary, but have instead decided to take their time recording and produce the album independently.

Reza recently took part in fundraising to help victims of the Jakarta floods and recent Sinabung eruption in charity concerts hosted by Masyarakat Peduli Indonesia.

The Groove first released their album "Kuingin" in 1999. The band was a popular choice in early 2000s with best selling hits "Dahulu" and "Satu Mimpiku."

Reza is joined on vocals by Rieke Roslan. The Groove features two bass players — Yuke Sampurna and Ari Firman —Ali Akbar on piano, Tanto on keyboards and Arie on guitar. Rejoz and Deta take care of percussion and drums, respectively, for the group.

It has been ten years since The Groove released their last album The Best of The Groove in 2005. Rieke, the only female member of the band, then ventured on a solo career before the band finally returned for a few public performances in 2013.