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Malaysian rock band Wings is releasing a new record, 13 years after their last one released way back in 2002. Now releasing their 16th album ‘Menakluk Kosmos’ (or Conquering the Cosmos), Wings is back on track to debut their new evolved music to fans of the band and Malaysian rock music.

But the band has to go through some tough times to get back to their element again, as all of the members are now over 40 years old, and their style of playing and performing have changed.

“I had to get used to singing rock songs again,” lead singer Awie said during the official launch of the album at Hard Rock Café Kuala Lumpur to Star Online, “When we tried recording the first three songs, I could not sing properly, and I actually had to take a break to analyse and relearn how to sing those kinds of songs again.”

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Back in the day, they had some pretty bold outfits.

Along with Awie, who is now also known for his comedy acting, drummer Black, guitarist Joe and bassist Eddie complete the rock group.

According to Eddie, his style of play has also matured over the years. “My style of playing is no longer like it was in the past, like a kid playing guitar,” he said in good spirits.

“It’s been so long since we had any new material, so this time it’s a direction that we will be continuing the journey of Wings,” said Joe.

Wings have been around since 1985, releasing 16 albums in total before ‘Menakluk Kosmos’, which contain some of the most iconic Malay songs of all time, including ‘Sejati’, ‘Misteri Mimpi Syakilla’, ‘Taman Rashidah Utama’, ‘Opera Hidup’, and ‘Bernafas Dalam Lumpur’.

‘Menakluk Kosmos’, available in record stores as well as iTunes, is produced by KRU music and is distributed by Sony music.