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  • 19 Sep 2020
    Known for their heart-wrecking ‘hugot hits’—in which everyone can surely relate, Indie pop band based in Las Piñas, This Band, surprised their fans as they released their most-awaited comeback single with their newest track, titled “Sinungaling Ka.”The song, which is also a prelude track to their upcoming debut album, mainly talks about a liar being caught in the act, and still making reasons. It emphasizes how someone became stronger and fiercer after being cheated on.According to This Band, people should stay tuned for more surprises as it just the beginning of the painful yet heartful songs they were about to release within the year.You can stream and buy the single here:apple.co/3kqVc4m spoti.fi/35Oke9I youtu.be/-37p_vY9gi8
    236 Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • Known for their heart-wrecking ‘hugot hits’—in which everyone can surely relate, Indie pop band based in Las Piñas, This Band, surprised their fans as they released their most-awaited comeback single with their newest track, titled “Sinungaling Ka.”The song, which is also a prelude track to their upcoming debut album, mainly talks about a liar being caught in the act, and still making reasons. It emphasizes how someone became stronger and fiercer after being cheated on.According to This Band, people should stay tuned for more surprises as it just the beginning of the painful yet heartful songs they were about to release within the year.You can stream and buy the single here:apple.co/3kqVc4m spoti.fi/35Oke9I youtu.be/-37p_vY9gi8
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  • 18 Sep 2020
    Los Angeles (September 18, 2020) – Global pop sensation Ava Max—who has already accumulated more than 4 billion career streams—has today released her highly-anticipated debut album Heaven & Hell.The record features eight new tracks alongside her previously released hit singles “Sweet But Psycho,” “Who’s Laughing Now,” “So Am I,” “Salt” and “Kings & Queens,” the latter of which spent five weeks at #1 on European airplay and is currently #21 on Top 40 radio.   Click HERE to buy/stream the album.   “Heaven & Hell represents light and dark, good and evil, and the devil and angel on your shoulder,” said Ava on the meaning behind the album. “I’m discussing the dualities of the challenges we face each day. Some songs have darkness; other songs are more positive. Heaven & Hell is the middle ground.”   Ava has also today revealed the video for her track “Naked,” which was directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Halsey, Doja Cat).   “It’s about the real emotions we go through,” said Ava on the meaning behind the track. “If you don’t know my mind, soul, and heart, you’ll never know me by seeing me naked. We are more than our physical bodies. That’s what I wanted to show.”   Click HERE to watch the video.   A truly international artist, Ava sealed her pop superstar status with the blockbuster success of the RIAA 3x-platinum certified hit, “Sweet but Psycho.” Currently boasting over 2 billion global streams and counting, “Sweet But Psycho” was named among the New York Times’ “54 Best Songs of 2019,” spent three weeks in the top 10 of Billboard’s “Hot 100,” peaked at #3 at US Pop Radio and earned Ava her first-ever Teen Choice Awards nomination for “Choice Pop Song.” The song was joined by an official video that has more than 600 million views on YouTube. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning super-producer Cirkut (Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd) and co-written with Madison Love (Camila Cabello), “Sweet But Psycho” hit #1 on both Spotify’s “United States Viral 50” and Billboard’s “Dance Club Songs” while becoming one of “The Top Most-Shazamed Songs of 2019.” The song’s stateside success followed the track’s remarkable popularity abroad, including four consecutive weeks atop the UK Singles Chart and #1 rankings on charts in nearly 20 countries.   Dubbed an “Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, Ava has been feted with a wide range of media attention including high profile features in Vanity Fair, Billboard, FORBES, PAPER, and more. The pop star first took over TV with performances of “Sweet but Psycho” on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, NBC’s TODAY, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as a summer performance of her RIAA-certified gold single “So Am I,” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ava became one of 2019’s most honored performers, including “Best New Artist” nominations at both the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards. The latter was highlighted by both Ava’s first-ever win for “Best Push Artist” and show-stopping live performances of both “Torn” and “Sweet But Psycho,” streaming now HERE.   ALBUM TRACKLISTING:   Side A – Heaven: 1. H.E.A.V.E.N 2. Kings & Queens 3. Naked 4. Tattoo 5. OMG What’s Happening 6. Call Me Tonight 7. Born to the Night   Purgatory: 8. Torn   Side B – Hell: 9. Take You To Hell 10. Who’s Laughing Now 11. Belladonna 12. Rumors 13. So Am I 14. Salt 15. Sweet But Psycho   FOLLOW AVA MAX: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | TikTok | YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music   LISTEN, FOLLOW & SHARE: SIKAT SA PINAS WARNER X OPM
    40 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Los Angeles (September 18, 2020) – Global pop sensation Ava Max—who has already accumulated more than 4 billion career streams—has today released her highly-anticipated debut album Heaven & Hell.The record features eight new tracks alongside her previously released hit singles “Sweet But Psycho,” “Who’s Laughing Now,” “So Am I,” “Salt” and “Kings & Queens,” the latter of which spent five weeks at #1 on European airplay and is currently #21 on Top 40 radio.   Click HERE to buy/stream the album.   “Heaven & Hell represents light and dark, good and evil, and the devil and angel on your shoulder,” said Ava on the meaning behind the album. “I’m discussing the dualities of the challenges we face each day. Some songs have darkness; other songs are more positive. Heaven & Hell is the middle ground.”   Ava has also today revealed the video for her track “Naked,” which was directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Halsey, Doja Cat).   “It’s about the real emotions we go through,” said Ava on the meaning behind the track. “If you don’t know my mind, soul, and heart, you’ll never know me by seeing me naked. We are more than our physical bodies. That’s what I wanted to show.”   Click HERE to watch the video.   A truly international artist, Ava sealed her pop superstar status with the blockbuster success of the RIAA 3x-platinum certified hit, “Sweet but Psycho.” Currently boasting over 2 billion global streams and counting, “Sweet But Psycho” was named among the New York Times’ “54 Best Songs of 2019,” spent three weeks in the top 10 of Billboard’s “Hot 100,” peaked at #3 at US Pop Radio and earned Ava her first-ever Teen Choice Awards nomination for “Choice Pop Song.” The song was joined by an official video that has more than 600 million views on YouTube. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning super-producer Cirkut (Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd) and co-written with Madison Love (Camila Cabello), “Sweet But Psycho” hit #1 on both Spotify’s “United States Viral 50” and Billboard’s “Dance Club Songs” while becoming one of “The Top Most-Shazamed Songs of 2019.” The song’s stateside success followed the track’s remarkable popularity abroad, including four consecutive weeks atop the UK Singles Chart and #1 rankings on charts in nearly 20 countries.   Dubbed an “Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, Ava has been feted with a wide range of media attention including high profile features in Vanity Fair, Billboard, FORBES, PAPER, and more. The pop star first took over TV with performances of “Sweet but Psycho” on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, NBC’s TODAY, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as a summer performance of her RIAA-certified gold single “So Am I,” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ava became one of 2019’s most honored performers, including “Best New Artist” nominations at both the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards. The latter was highlighted by both Ava’s first-ever win for “Best Push Artist” and show-stopping live performances of both “Torn” and “Sweet But Psycho,” streaming now HERE.   ALBUM TRACKLISTING:   Side A – Heaven: 1. H.E.A.V.E.N 2. Kings & Queens 3. Naked 4. Tattoo 5. OMG What’s Happening 6. Call Me Tonight 7. Born to the Night   Purgatory: 8. Torn   Side B – Hell: 9. Take You To Hell 10. Who’s Laughing Now 11. Belladonna 12. Rumors 13. So Am I 14. Salt 15. Sweet But Psycho   FOLLOW AVA MAX: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | TikTok | YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music   LISTEN, FOLLOW & SHARE: SIKAT SA PINAS WARNER X OPM
    Sep 18, 2020 40
  • 18 Sep 2020
    FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER - Singapore hip-hop producer Wovensound has released his new single “Sickleberry Sunsets” via indie label Umami Records. With its exquisite fusion of lo-fi, jazz, and hip-hop, Wovensound’s latest jam exudes a feel-good summer road trip vibe while leaning towards a classic, stylistic lineage in terms of production and overall sound.   According to the underrated producer, the song was recorded during the lockdown period in Singapore, with no access to the studio. He collaborates extensively and roped in 4 artists from Singapore on this track, including rappers Ihasamic!, SHAK, Andrew Marko, and singer Raina Sum. “I just love how this song takes different turns throughout its different sections, with each artist bringing their own flavour to the table and bouncing off each other,” Wovensound shares.   Lyrically, “Sickleberry Sunsets” doesn’t adhere to bland compromises. It’s a slickly produced hip-hop anthem that tackles two sides of a familiar persona. “In the song, there are two stories playing simultaneously: a cynic's struggle with staying optimistic as a realist, and an optimist's struggle of dealing with a loss of innocence and ignorance”, shares Wovensound. “I was in a very Nujabes mood when creating the track. The horns at the end is me paying some tribute to an artist I love dearly.”   “Sickleberry Sunsets” is the lead single of Wovensound’s 6-track debut EP Vertigos Fulfilled, dropping in June 2021.   Listen to Sickleberry Sunsets via Umami Records: https://www.umamirecords.sg/sickleberry-sunsets/   About Wovensound Singapore hip-hop producer Wovensound weaves his love for music with other artists, collaborating extensively and producing something unique every time. Wovensound AKA Vinod Dass is also a veteran of Singapore’s underground metal scene, playing guitar in various bands including Truth Be Known and Mucus Mortuary. He decided to establish this moniker in order to pay tribute to his love for other forms of music, mainly hip hop and rap. Wovensound’s 6-track debut EP Vertigos Fulfilled drops in June 2021.   Facebook | Instagram   About Umami Records Umami Records is a Singapore-based indie record label founded in 2013. Much like the “5th taste” reputation of its namesake, the label strongly believes in discovering new, interesting sounds that run underground and away from the mainstream. The label’s tight-knit, curated roster includes releases from Linying, The Steve McQueens, brb., Evanturetime, CampFire, Martin Baltser, Phoria, Oriental Cravings, and more.   UmamiRecords.sg · Instagram · Facebook · Twitter · YouTube
    45 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER - Singapore hip-hop producer Wovensound has released his new single “Sickleberry Sunsets” via indie label Umami Records. With its exquisite fusion of lo-fi, jazz, and hip-hop, Wovensound’s latest jam exudes a feel-good summer road trip vibe while leaning towards a classic, stylistic lineage in terms of production and overall sound.   According to the underrated producer, the song was recorded during the lockdown period in Singapore, with no access to the studio. He collaborates extensively and roped in 4 artists from Singapore on this track, including rappers Ihasamic!, SHAK, Andrew Marko, and singer Raina Sum. “I just love how this song takes different turns throughout its different sections, with each artist bringing their own flavour to the table and bouncing off each other,” Wovensound shares.   Lyrically, “Sickleberry Sunsets” doesn’t adhere to bland compromises. It’s a slickly produced hip-hop anthem that tackles two sides of a familiar persona. “In the song, there are two stories playing simultaneously: a cynic's struggle with staying optimistic as a realist, and an optimist's struggle of dealing with a loss of innocence and ignorance”, shares Wovensound. “I was in a very Nujabes mood when creating the track. The horns at the end is me paying some tribute to an artist I love dearly.”   “Sickleberry Sunsets” is the lead single of Wovensound’s 6-track debut EP Vertigos Fulfilled, dropping in June 2021.   Listen to Sickleberry Sunsets via Umami Records: https://www.umamirecords.sg/sickleberry-sunsets/   About Wovensound Singapore hip-hop producer Wovensound weaves his love for music with other artists, collaborating extensively and producing something unique every time. Wovensound AKA Vinod Dass is also a veteran of Singapore’s underground metal scene, playing guitar in various bands including Truth Be Known and Mucus Mortuary. He decided to establish this moniker in order to pay tribute to his love for other forms of music, mainly hip hop and rap. Wovensound’s 6-track debut EP Vertigos Fulfilled drops in June 2021.   Facebook | Instagram   About Umami Records Umami Records is a Singapore-based indie record label founded in 2013. Much like the “5th taste” reputation of its namesake, the label strongly believes in discovering new, interesting sounds that run underground and away from the mainstream. The label’s tight-knit, curated roster includes releases from Linying, The Steve McQueens, brb., Evanturetime, CampFire, Martin Baltser, Phoria, Oriental Cravings, and more.   UmamiRecords.sg · Instagram · Facebook · Twitter · YouTube
    Sep 18, 2020 45
  • 18 Sep 2020
    Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter Bryan Estepa navigates the process of understanding and coming to terms with life’s curveballs on his brand new single, “Admit Now, Pay Later”—released on September 18, Friday under Lilystars Records / Rock Indiana.   Stripping everything down to essentials while exploring a more sonically adventurous approach to musicality, Estepa deflates any kind of conceit for a song that touches on hindsight and self-reflection. He strives to keep his narrative distinctly more intimate and closer to home without sounding contrived at all.   “Lyrically this song touches on how quickly life can change both for the good and the bad,” the folk rock artist explains. “But just as importantly is how we react to it. There's never gonna be a perfect response to life's curve balls but we just deal with it the best we can.”   Having been inspired by phrases and passages that he encountered or read on a daily basis, Bryan Estepa remembers being instantly drawn seeing the sign “Admit Now, Pay Later.” He particularly likes the incongruity in its meaning: the idea of diving into the deep end, of being courageous and dealing with what may come from it later on. He shares, “It was also one of the few songs that was born during the heaviest period of the COVID lockdowns here in Sydney and I had a really unexpected creative burst. When that happens, I try to ride the wave as long as I can.”   Driven by intricately playful instrumentation and wistful alt-country melodies, “Admit Now, Pay Later” feels more like an extension of Bryan Estepa’s remarkable consistency as a songwriter and musician. With guidance from multiple ARIA and APRA-award winning producer, Josh Pyke, Estepa’s new track blends tenderness with immaculate precision, revealing its charm even the first time you listen to it.  He reveals, “The final version is a lot more layered than my original idea but that's the beauty of music and the way it can evolve in beautiful and unexpected ways.”   “Admit Now, Pay Later” is out now on all digital and streaming platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records.
    21 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter Bryan Estepa navigates the process of understanding and coming to terms with life’s curveballs on his brand new single, “Admit Now, Pay Later”—released on September 18, Friday under Lilystars Records / Rock Indiana.   Stripping everything down to essentials while exploring a more sonically adventurous approach to musicality, Estepa deflates any kind of conceit for a song that touches on hindsight and self-reflection. He strives to keep his narrative distinctly more intimate and closer to home without sounding contrived at all.   “Lyrically this song touches on how quickly life can change both for the good and the bad,” the folk rock artist explains. “But just as importantly is how we react to it. There's never gonna be a perfect response to life's curve balls but we just deal with it the best we can.”   Having been inspired by phrases and passages that he encountered or read on a daily basis, Bryan Estepa remembers being instantly drawn seeing the sign “Admit Now, Pay Later.” He particularly likes the incongruity in its meaning: the idea of diving into the deep end, of being courageous and dealing with what may come from it later on. He shares, “It was also one of the few songs that was born during the heaviest period of the COVID lockdowns here in Sydney and I had a really unexpected creative burst. When that happens, I try to ride the wave as long as I can.”   Driven by intricately playful instrumentation and wistful alt-country melodies, “Admit Now, Pay Later” feels more like an extension of Bryan Estepa’s remarkable consistency as a songwriter and musician. With guidance from multiple ARIA and APRA-award winning producer, Josh Pyke, Estepa’s new track blends tenderness with immaculate precision, revealing its charm even the first time you listen to it.  He reveals, “The final version is a lot more layered than my original idea but that's the beauty of music and the way it can evolve in beautiful and unexpected ways.”   “Admit Now, Pay Later” is out now on all digital and streaming platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records.
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  • 18 Sep 2020
    September 18, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Toronto talent Ali Gatie has unveiled the breezy, yet heartfelt “Welcome Back,” his latest song and first-ever collaboration, featuring alt-pop dynamo Alessia Cara. Following up the lovelorn R&B hits “Running on My Mind” and “If I Fall in Love,” this instantly memorable new single proves Ali Gatie is on track for global pop domination.   “Welcome Back” arrives as an optimistic sign of things returning to normalcy as we navigate through a global pandemic and highlights one of the singer/songwriter’s most charming qualities: He finds hope even in heartache. “I’ve been keeping doors unlocked just hoping you would walk back in,” he croons over a brightly reverbed guitar. Cara effortlessly slips right in with her soulful voice repeating his words before their vocals melt together: “Feels like you were never gone; I’m glad you’re back / If it doesn’t last, at least we had that time that we had.” Not only is it a song written to a lover, but Ali wrote it as a song to his former self.   The new song also finds Ali Gatie further refining his blend of intimate pop and heart-on-sleeve R&B — a sound his fans, the LISNERS, have championed from the start. Over the last 18 months, the artist has seen his numbers soar. He’s surpassed 3 billion global streams and even with a sold-out world tour and Coachella slot put on hold, he’s continued to grow a huge following online. All thanks to unassuming, but undeniable smashes like “What If I Told You That I Love You,” which has garnered nearly half a billion streams all on its own since January.   “Welcome Back” is a next step that again shows the R&B-pop singer’s strength as a solo star while proving his potential as a collaborator. It’s also a hint of what’s to come as Gatie begins putting the pieces together for his first full-length album.   ABOUT ALI GATIE: Raised in Mississauga, Canada, just outside of Toronto, and of Iraqi descent, 23-year-old phenom Ali Gatie has quietly ascended as a singular voice in the culture. Within two years since his first independent release, he’s surpassed 3 billion streams with earworms like “What If I Told You That I Love You,” “Say To You," “It’s You” and “Moonlight.” He’s quickly proving to be one of the year’s most compelling new artists, straddling the line between pop and R&B. In 2019, he released his debut EP, YOU, achieved RIAA platinum status for his breakout smash “It’s You” (which spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100) and sold out his first six shows in less than 10 minutes. Cultivating a massive international following and global media attention, Gatie has been covered by the likes of Complex, HYPEBEAST, Billboard, Forbes, Genius, NYLON and more. He goes deep on the big subjects that have always consumed great artists: Vulnerability, love, and devotion are concepts that he confronts head-on. The openness in his music is palpable, and his fans, affectionately dubbed the LISNERS, continue to multiply, hanging on to the edge of every one of his words.   FOLLOW ALI GATIE: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube    
    97 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • September 18, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Toronto talent Ali Gatie has unveiled the breezy, yet heartfelt “Welcome Back,” his latest song and first-ever collaboration, featuring alt-pop dynamo Alessia Cara. Following up the lovelorn R&B hits “Running on My Mind” and “If I Fall in Love,” this instantly memorable new single proves Ali Gatie is on track for global pop domination.   “Welcome Back” arrives as an optimistic sign of things returning to normalcy as we navigate through a global pandemic and highlights one of the singer/songwriter’s most charming qualities: He finds hope even in heartache. “I’ve been keeping doors unlocked just hoping you would walk back in,” he croons over a brightly reverbed guitar. Cara effortlessly slips right in with her soulful voice repeating his words before their vocals melt together: “Feels like you were never gone; I’m glad you’re back / If it doesn’t last, at least we had that time that we had.” Not only is it a song written to a lover, but Ali wrote it as a song to his former self.   The new song also finds Ali Gatie further refining his blend of intimate pop and heart-on-sleeve R&B — a sound his fans, the LISNERS, have championed from the start. Over the last 18 months, the artist has seen his numbers soar. He’s surpassed 3 billion global streams and even with a sold-out world tour and Coachella slot put on hold, he’s continued to grow a huge following online. All thanks to unassuming, but undeniable smashes like “What If I Told You That I Love You,” which has garnered nearly half a billion streams all on its own since January.   “Welcome Back” is a next step that again shows the R&B-pop singer’s strength as a solo star while proving his potential as a collaborator. It’s also a hint of what’s to come as Gatie begins putting the pieces together for his first full-length album.   ABOUT ALI GATIE: Raised in Mississauga, Canada, just outside of Toronto, and of Iraqi descent, 23-year-old phenom Ali Gatie has quietly ascended as a singular voice in the culture. Within two years since his first independent release, he’s surpassed 3 billion streams with earworms like “What If I Told You That I Love You,” “Say To You," “It’s You” and “Moonlight.” He’s quickly proving to be one of the year’s most compelling new artists, straddling the line between pop and R&B. In 2019, he released his debut EP, YOU, achieved RIAA platinum status for his breakout smash “It’s You” (which spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100) and sold out his first six shows in less than 10 minutes. Cultivating a massive international following and global media attention, Gatie has been covered by the likes of Complex, HYPEBEAST, Billboard, Forbes, Genius, NYLON and more. He goes deep on the big subjects that have always consumed great artists: Vulnerability, love, and devotion are concepts that he confronts head-on. The openness in his music is palpable, and his fans, affectionately dubbed the LISNERS, continue to multiply, hanging on to the edge of every one of his words.   FOLLOW ALI GATIE: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube    
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  • 18 Sep 2020
      In less than three years, Project Orange has slowly but surely gained traction outside of Bacolod City’s relatively small but thriving music community. Thanks to their maiden singles “Ctrl + Esc” and “Sputnik Sweetheart,” the promising quartet earned their chunk of streaming listenership on cities such as Taipei, Manila, and Hong Kong—a proof that their brand of music sees no boundaries, and resonates on a universal level.   Formed by vocalist/guitarist Diana “Moose” Mapa, guitarist Ann Marie Pillado, bassist Martin Garces, and drummer Miguel Gabriel San Miguel, Project Orange returns with a distinctly laid-back affair that chronicles the growing pains of young love and the unsteady circumstances that define it.   Their new single “Play Pretend” captivates listeners with their sophisticated blend of bedroom pop and indie rock. The four-piece outfit employs a lush and dream-like palette in terms of musical approach, fully embracing a deceptively simple arrangement that wouldn’t feel out of place side by side with the breezy pop sensibilities of Clairo and Boy Pablo.   “Too many people get caught up with the immense amount of music elements these days and I try to avoid that,” lead vocalist Diana Mapa shares in a statement. “The additional portions like the distorted guitar and synths were suggested by the producers in the studio and it added a stunning perspective to the song.”   Steeped in melancholic pulse, “Play Pretend” provides glimpses of a promising music act informed by the sound of its time, but never allowing trends to envelope the finality and packaging. It’s all heart, less feels: the more you immerse to the song’s intimate revelations, the closer it hits home.    Lyrically, “Play Pretend” demands to be felt. With its wandering verses, a bridge that makes you feel like you're at a wit's end, and a chorus that hits you with a sanguine yet somber tune, the song represents built up feelings that will never see the light of the day. Mapa shares, “It’s like you’re running out of time, but at the same time you aren’t. And that distorts what you think of love, whether it be imaginary or reality.”   “Play Pretend” is the third official single of indie pop collective Project Orange under Lilystar Records. Stream their new track here.
    24 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   In less than three years, Project Orange has slowly but surely gained traction outside of Bacolod City’s relatively small but thriving music community. Thanks to their maiden singles “Ctrl + Esc” and “Sputnik Sweetheart,” the promising quartet earned their chunk of streaming listenership on cities such as Taipei, Manila, and Hong Kong—a proof that their brand of music sees no boundaries, and resonates on a universal level.   Formed by vocalist/guitarist Diana “Moose” Mapa, guitarist Ann Marie Pillado, bassist Martin Garces, and drummer Miguel Gabriel San Miguel, Project Orange returns with a distinctly laid-back affair that chronicles the growing pains of young love and the unsteady circumstances that define it.   Their new single “Play Pretend” captivates listeners with their sophisticated blend of bedroom pop and indie rock. The four-piece outfit employs a lush and dream-like palette in terms of musical approach, fully embracing a deceptively simple arrangement that wouldn’t feel out of place side by side with the breezy pop sensibilities of Clairo and Boy Pablo.   “Too many people get caught up with the immense amount of music elements these days and I try to avoid that,” lead vocalist Diana Mapa shares in a statement. “The additional portions like the distorted guitar and synths were suggested by the producers in the studio and it added a stunning perspective to the song.”   Steeped in melancholic pulse, “Play Pretend” provides glimpses of a promising music act informed by the sound of its time, but never allowing trends to envelope the finality and packaging. It’s all heart, less feels: the more you immerse to the song’s intimate revelations, the closer it hits home.    Lyrically, “Play Pretend” demands to be felt. With its wandering verses, a bridge that makes you feel like you're at a wit's end, and a chorus that hits you with a sanguine yet somber tune, the song represents built up feelings that will never see the light of the day. Mapa shares, “It’s like you’re running out of time, but at the same time you aren’t. And that distorts what you think of love, whether it be imaginary or reality.”   “Play Pretend” is the third official single of indie pop collective Project Orange under Lilystar Records. Stream their new track here.
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  • 15 Sep 2020
    Hugot songs" began flooding our airwaves a few years back, and it seems like some of us never really got over the feels. We hear about heartache and loneliness in different forms during different parts of the day, and it can either inspire you to move on or fall even harder. Now that we're nearing the end of 2020, Meryl decided to conclude their "two-year narrative" with their latest single, "Paghilom".     Meryl calls their music the soundtrack of their listener's own love story. According to the band, their songs serve as the score to "the common romantic's tale of love and tragedy". In addition to their past songs "Colors", "Vincent", and "Dagat", the new single "Paghilom" ties the narrative together. For their loyal audience, this song marks an appropriate ending.   Previously called "Untitled Song" by their fans, the band described "Paghilom" as a serenade of a romantic to his/her sweetheart. "It is about staying hopeful despite knowing that the relationship is about to end. It tells the story from the perspective of a person's willingness to fight for love. From the lines 'buuin natin mga pusong sugatan' to 'hindi ka papakawalan, the song itself is a romantic's way of expressing love at the grandest scale."   Meryl's fans are in for a treat this year, as the band is set to release an album before the year ends. To listen to "Paghilom" and get band updates, follow Meryl and Warner Music Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.    Tags: #Rakista  #RakistaRadio  #WarnerMusicPH  #Meryl 
    699 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Hugot songs" began flooding our airwaves a few years back, and it seems like some of us never really got over the feels. We hear about heartache and loneliness in different forms during different parts of the day, and it can either inspire you to move on or fall even harder. Now that we're nearing the end of 2020, Meryl decided to conclude their "two-year narrative" with their latest single, "Paghilom".     Meryl calls their music the soundtrack of their listener's own love story. According to the band, their songs serve as the score to "the common romantic's tale of love and tragedy". In addition to their past songs "Colors", "Vincent", and "Dagat", the new single "Paghilom" ties the narrative together. For their loyal audience, this song marks an appropriate ending.   Previously called "Untitled Song" by their fans, the band described "Paghilom" as a serenade of a romantic to his/her sweetheart. "It is about staying hopeful despite knowing that the relationship is about to end. It tells the story from the perspective of a person's willingness to fight for love. From the lines 'buuin natin mga pusong sugatan' to 'hindi ka papakawalan, the song itself is a romantic's way of expressing love at the grandest scale."   Meryl's fans are in for a treat this year, as the band is set to release an album before the year ends. To listen to "Paghilom" and get band updates, follow Meryl and Warner Music Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.    Tags: #Rakista  #RakistaRadio  #WarnerMusicPH  #Meryl 
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  • 15 Sep 2020
    The fierce, sensual R&B-style vocals and dark, danceable vibe of LA Santos’ new single Hibang will make you want to get on TikTok and dance like you’re in the club.LA Santos – born LnardAntonio Brioso-Santos – knew from a very young age that he wanted to become an entertainer, and so he set out to reach this goal by learning guitar and piano and completing his degree in Music Production at the De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde. Not long after that, he started a full-fledged music career, becoming known by his fans as the Singing Idol and performing alongside the likes of Imelda Papin and Claire de la Fuente, as well as international superstars Air Supply and Patti Austin – all before he reached the age of 19.Listing among his influences the likes of Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson, LA adopted not only their singing styles, but also their slick dance moves. It certainly helped that he was a basketball player in high school, as the speed and nimbleness needed to become a good dancer came all too naturally to him.With his new single Hibang, LA gives us a tour de force of his soul-filled R&B-styled vocals backed by a dark, sensual beat. This appealing package calls to mind the production values of K-Pop acts like BTS, but LA puts an interesting new spin on this formula by mixing it with a more mature, masculine, leather-jacket type of vibe in the vein of 88rising acts like Joji.LA lists clubbing and “chillin’ with friends” as some of his influences in making Hibang. He says of the song: “it’s like the feeling of dancing in the club and…like you have your own world.”Brought to us by 7K Sounds, LA Santos’ Hibang is now available for streaming on all major digital platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. The song’s accompanying music video has begun the Hibang Dance Challenge contest, which seems ripe to become a viral hit among TikTok households during the quarantine period.Led by director Alco Guerrero and experienced musician Romel “Sancho” Sanchez, 7K Records is a new record label that aspires to push the boundaries of OPM with fresh, exciting material. Expect more to come from this promising new label over the next few months.
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  • The fierce, sensual R&B-style vocals and dark, danceable vibe of LA Santos’ new single Hibang will make you want to get on TikTok and dance like you’re in the club.LA Santos – born LnardAntonio Brioso-Santos – knew from a very young age that he wanted to become an entertainer, and so he set out to reach this goal by learning guitar and piano and completing his degree in Music Production at the De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde. Not long after that, he started a full-fledged music career, becoming known by his fans as the Singing Idol and performing alongside the likes of Imelda Papin and Claire de la Fuente, as well as international superstars Air Supply and Patti Austin – all before he reached the age of 19.Listing among his influences the likes of Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson, LA adopted not only their singing styles, but also their slick dance moves. It certainly helped that he was a basketball player in high school, as the speed and nimbleness needed to become a good dancer came all too naturally to him.With his new single Hibang, LA gives us a tour de force of his soul-filled R&B-styled vocals backed by a dark, sensual beat. This appealing package calls to mind the production values of K-Pop acts like BTS, but LA puts an interesting new spin on this formula by mixing it with a more mature, masculine, leather-jacket type of vibe in the vein of 88rising acts like Joji.LA lists clubbing and “chillin’ with friends” as some of his influences in making Hibang. He says of the song: “it’s like the feeling of dancing in the club and…like you have your own world.”Brought to us by 7K Sounds, LA Santos’ Hibang is now available for streaming on all major digital platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. The song’s accompanying music video has begun the Hibang Dance Challenge contest, which seems ripe to become a viral hit among TikTok households during the quarantine period.Led by director Alco Guerrero and experienced musician Romel “Sancho” Sanchez, 7K Records is a new record label that aspires to push the boundaries of OPM with fresh, exciting material. Expect more to come from this promising new label over the next few months.
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  • 15 Sep 2020
    "Hugot songs" began flooding our airwaves a few years back, and it seems like some of us never really got over the feels. We hear about heartache and loneliness in different forms during different parts of the day, and it can either inspire you to move on or fall even harder. Now that we're nearing the end of 2020, Meryl decided to conclude their "two-year narrative" with their latest single, "Paghilom".   Meryl calls their music the soundtrack of their listener's own love story. According to the band, their songs serve as the score to "the common romantic's tale of love and tragedy". In addition to their past songs "Colors", "Vincent", and "Dagat", the new single "Paghilom" ties the narrative together. For their loyal audience, this song marks an appropriate ending.   Previously called "Untitled Song" by their fans, the band described "Paghilom" as a serenade of a romantic to his/her sweetheart. "It is about staying hopeful despite knowing that the relationship is about to end. It tells the story from the perspective of a person's willingness to fight for love. From the lines 'buuin natin mga pusong sugatan' to 'hindi ka papakawalan, the song itself is a romantic's way of expressing love at the grandest scale."   Meryl's fans are in for a treat this year, as the band is set to release an album before the year ends. To listen to "Paghilom" and get band updates, follow Meryl and Warner Music Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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  • "Hugot songs" began flooding our airwaves a few years back, and it seems like some of us never really got over the feels. We hear about heartache and loneliness in different forms during different parts of the day, and it can either inspire you to move on or fall even harder. Now that we're nearing the end of 2020, Meryl decided to conclude their "two-year narrative" with their latest single, "Paghilom".   Meryl calls their music the soundtrack of their listener's own love story. According to the band, their songs serve as the score to "the common romantic's tale of love and tragedy". In addition to their past songs "Colors", "Vincent", and "Dagat", the new single "Paghilom" ties the narrative together. For their loyal audience, this song marks an appropriate ending.   Previously called "Untitled Song" by their fans, the band described "Paghilom" as a serenade of a romantic to his/her sweetheart. "It is about staying hopeful despite knowing that the relationship is about to end. It tells the story from the perspective of a person's willingness to fight for love. From the lines 'buuin natin mga pusong sugatan' to 'hindi ka papakawalan, the song itself is a romantic's way of expressing love at the grandest scale."   Meryl's fans are in for a treat this year, as the band is set to release an album before the year ends. To listen to "Paghilom" and get band updates, follow Meryl and Warner Music Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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  • 30 Jan 2019
    Written By: Arem V. Bolalin“Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.“From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.“This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”“Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
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  • Written By: Arem V. Bolalin“Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.“From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.“This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”“Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
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  • 16 Jan 2019
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  • One of the rock legends in the local music scene has passed away today. Brian Velasco of Razorback jumps off a building while filming it using his phone's Facebook Live app. May you rest in peace sir Brian. The music scene will really miss you.      
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  • 05 May 2018
    For the past weeks, the band, IV of Spades have been playing around the country without their lead vocals, Unique Salonga.  Embracing the full support and love of their fans while waiting for their band member.   But yesterday, May 4, 2018, the band released a statement from their official Facebook page that they had a chance to meet and discuss as a group and its official that their lead singer, Unique Salonga, officially left the band to continue his personal endeavors.   After all what happened, the band said that they will continue to create and share more music, and play more shows in the coming weeks.   IV of Spades is composed of Blaster Silonga on guitars, Badjao De Castro on Drums, Zild Benitez on bass, and now, their former lead vocals and guitars, Unique Salonga.   Here is the band's official statement from their official Facebook page    
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  • For the past weeks, the band, IV of Spades have been playing around the country without their lead vocals, Unique Salonga.  Embracing the full support and love of their fans while waiting for their band member.   But yesterday, May 4, 2018, the band released a statement from their official Facebook page that they had a chance to meet and discuss as a group and its official that their lead singer, Unique Salonga, officially left the band to continue his personal endeavors.   After all what happened, the band said that they will continue to create and share more music, and play more shows in the coming weeks.   IV of Spades is composed of Blaster Silonga on guitars, Badjao De Castro on Drums, Zild Benitez on bass, and now, their former lead vocals and guitars, Unique Salonga.   Here is the band's official statement from their official Facebook page    
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  • 29 Nov 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   After starring in a music video together for almost 13 years, Eon and Arkin cover “Super proxy 2k6” at the vinyl launch of Eraserheads’ Ultraelectromagneticpop last Sunday. Eon and Arkin first met during the music video shoot of this song back in 2005. The Pupil and Apartel vocalist, Ely Buendia said that he’s proud to have witnessed this collaboration. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eons front his own band called Nobody’s Home. On the other side, the son of Master rapper, Arkin pursuing his passion as a rising R&B artist.  
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   After starring in a music video together for almost 13 years, Eon and Arkin cover “Super proxy 2k6” at the vinyl launch of Eraserheads’ Ultraelectromagneticpop last Sunday. Eon and Arkin first met during the music video shoot of this song back in 2005. The Pupil and Apartel vocalist, Ely Buendia said that he’s proud to have witnessed this collaboration. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eons front his own band called Nobody’s Home. On the other side, the son of Master rapper, Arkin pursuing his passion as a rising R&B artist.  
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  • 11 Jun 2018
    One of the pillars of Pinoy rock, Razorback just announced that their lead vocalist, Kevin Roy, have parted ways with the band. It was posted on the bands official Facebook page last night, Sunday, June 10, 2018.         Razorback is considered as one of the legends of Philippine Rock music producing 9 albums and gathering different music awards. After almost three (3) decades in the rock scene, the band is still alive and kickin’, playing in different events inside and outside the country.     Despite of their surprising announcement from their social media page, the band stated that they still forge and give the fans the “Rakenrol” that they deserve. They also wish their front man a good luck in his future endeavors. There’s no announcement yet who would replace Roy’s shoe, but the band has been touring with General Luna’s former lead vocalist, Nicole Asensio.   Razorback is composed of Brian Velasco on drums, Tirso Ripoll and Manuel Legarda on guitars, Louie Talan on bass, and now, their former vocalist, Kevin Roy.   Here are some of Razorback’s live performances with Kevin Roy            
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  • One of the pillars of Pinoy rock, Razorback just announced that their lead vocalist, Kevin Roy, have parted ways with the band. It was posted on the bands official Facebook page last night, Sunday, June 10, 2018.         Razorback is considered as one of the legends of Philippine Rock music producing 9 albums and gathering different music awards. After almost three (3) decades in the rock scene, the band is still alive and kickin’, playing in different events inside and outside the country.     Despite of their surprising announcement from their social media page, the band stated that they still forge and give the fans the “Rakenrol” that they deserve. They also wish their front man a good luck in his future endeavors. There’s no announcement yet who would replace Roy’s shoe, but the band has been touring with General Luna’s former lead vocalist, Nicole Asensio.   Razorback is composed of Brian Velasco on drums, Tirso Ripoll and Manuel Legarda on guitars, Louie Talan on bass, and now, their former vocalist, Kevin Roy.   Here are some of Razorback’s live performances with Kevin Roy            
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  • 25 Jun 2018
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  •   The My Chemical Romance reunion is finally here. This is real. After over six years on hiatus, MCR announced that they are returning for a show on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California   My Chemical Romance brought down the curtain on their 12-year career on March 23, 2013, breaking hearts with a short statement posted to their website, thanking fans for being "part of the adventure".   Back in 2013, the band called it quits, stating: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band — it is an idea.”   Put on some of your mom`s eyeliner and Iron your bangs and lets sing our hearts out!  Do or die, you'll never make me (we'll carry on)Because the world will never take my heart (we'll carry on).  
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  • 26 Jun 2018
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