The song 'Hasrat dan Cita' by Andi Meriem was composed by an Indonesian musician, Fariz RM. The song contained in the album entitled "Lembah Biru" was released in 1979. This song tells about the relationship between human and God Almighty. Andi Meriem Mattalatta was born with the full name Andi Sitti Meriem Nurul Kusumawardhani Mattalatta. The female singer is better known with her popular name Andi Meriem Mattalatta. She was also known with the nickname "Mutiara Dari Selatan” or “Pearl from the South". The nickname was firstly given by Iskandar, a composer or musician who composed a song especially for Andi Meriem with the same title, Mutiara Dari Selatan. Andi Meriem started singing from an early age. In 1970, she grabbed the first winner in the pop singing contest in Ujung Pandang or Makassar, South Sulawesi. Afterwards in 1973, she followed a similar event but it was at the national level. In the event, she managed to become the 10th finalist of pop singer in Indonesia.