Singer-writer Dewi “Dee” Lestari is not worried if her new literary work, Rectoverso, is not as successful as her bestselling debut novel, Supernova.
Neither does she need to be anxious about whether her latest album, also named Rectoverso, will be able to surpass the success of her debut album, which was released long ago when she was one of the popular trio of singers Rida Sita Dewi.
Comparison is irrelevant. Unlike other albums and books she has produced, Rectoverso, Dewi said referring to her new productions, is unprecedented.
“We do not have a benchmark that can be used to gauge the success and failure of Rectoverso. Many people have produced albums and many people have published books, but none have ever produced a hybrid of the two,” Dewi told The Jakarta Post confidently at a restaurant in South Jakarta.
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