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Birth name Danilla Jelita Poetri Riyadi
Born February 12, 1990 (1990-02-12) (age 31)
Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Pop
Years active 2013–present
  • demajors, Orion

Danilla Riyadi (born February 12, 1990) (known professionally simply as Danilla) is an Indonesian singer. She has released two studio albums: Telisik (2014) and Lintasan Waktu (2017). She has also appeared in several compilation albums, notably for the Tiga Dara remake soundtrack where she sung "Bimbang Tanpa Pegangan" and "Pilih Menantu", the latter with vocal coach Indra Aziz. She was named the 2014's "Best New Act" by Rolling Stone Indonesia.


Danilla released what is technically her first album at the age of seventeen. This gleeful, more poppy-sounding album was produced by an uncle's colleague, the businessman Richard Buntario. Danilla despises this album, and never talks about it, as she was forced in to do it, and the said pop sound was not how she wanted to present herself. She was also in several bands, including one called "Orca", an alternative band mostly covering British artists such as Keane and Radiohead.

The singer met Lafa Pratomo, a musician and producer, in a studio session with Orion Records in 2012. By this time, she had seen music as something she would want to do seriously. Having had written several rough lyrics, Danilla was struggling to make her words go along with the melodies. Lafa came in and helped with song arrangements and gave her some of his unused materials to use; and later also producing her debut album. Telisik was released in 2014 by Orion Records, with demajors–one of Indonesian most recognizable independent labels–distributing it. The album did not chart but was met with critical acclaim, placing at number No. 18 on Rolling Stone Indonesia's Albums of the Year.

Her second album, Lintasan Waktu, was released in 2017, with two singles accompanying it: "Kalapuna" and "Aaa". The album was nominated for Indonesian Choice Awards 2018's Album of the Year.

Musical Styles

The singer's first album mixed elements of bossa nova, jazz, and traditional Indonesian pop music, with her distinctive alto vocal, which would later prove to become one of her main strengths. On her second album, on which Danilla eventually adapted the role of main songwriter, she could finally play the type of music she's always more enthusiastic toward. Lintasan Waktu saw Danilla straying away from the friendlier sounds of her first album—without abandoning it completely—to a more modern pop sounds of R&B and psychedelic music, with synthesizer and electric guitar.

She has cited several bossa nova and jazz artists such as Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall to be her influences. She also draws inspirations from various contemporary pop and rock musicians like Radiohead, Jay-Jay Johanson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Portishead and Coldplay.


  • Telisik (2014)
  • Lintasan Waktu (2017)
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