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  • 20 Nov 2020
    Eight-piece reggae collective We Got serves another sun-dappled jam in the form of new single “Cindy”—out today on all digital platforms worldwide.     Delving into the unconscious with tropical instrumentation and laid-back horn arrangement, We Got gives us a taste of Jamaica on this swinging love anthem about an imaginary character that exists in the minds of those who choose to dream about her.     In a statement shared by the band’s vocalist Mack Dela Cruz, “Cindy” was described as a song about people who daydream, and whose dream felt like an endless loop. “There are sequences that happen over and over. This song is dedicated to those who want to have something that could give them ‘inspiration’ even though they know their dreams haven't been realized yet.”   “Cindy” was produced by Raymund Marasigan, and mixed and mastered by Shinji Tanaka and Hazel Pascua, respectively at Kodama Studio. The arrangement was done by Mack and the rest of the band.     Dela Cruz adds, “Recording was not as hard since we've been playing this song for years already, and Sir Rayms was there to guide us. We’re lucky enough that ‘Cindy’ turned out just the way we wanted it to sound.”   Marasigan, their frequent collaborator, was also responsible for producing the band’s previous singles “Lihim Na Pagtingin” and “Ligaya.”     As for future releases, the ska/reggae act is gearing toward releasing four more songs that are suitable for road trips, siesta, and sorts of mood. “We are still active with online interviews and online appearances and we hope that this pandemic is over soon we can go back to play face-to-face with our fans, supporters and followers.”   We Got’s “Cindy” is now available on Spotify and other digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
    281 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Eight-piece reggae collective We Got serves another sun-dappled jam in the form of new single “Cindy”—out today on all digital platforms worldwide.     Delving into the unconscious with tropical instrumentation and laid-back horn arrangement, We Got gives us a taste of Jamaica on this swinging love anthem about an imaginary character that exists in the minds of those who choose to dream about her.     In a statement shared by the band’s vocalist Mack Dela Cruz, “Cindy” was described as a song about people who daydream, and whose dream felt like an endless loop. “There are sequences that happen over and over. This song is dedicated to those who want to have something that could give them ‘inspiration’ even though they know their dreams haven't been realized yet.”   “Cindy” was produced by Raymund Marasigan, and mixed and mastered by Shinji Tanaka and Hazel Pascua, respectively at Kodama Studio. The arrangement was done by Mack and the rest of the band.     Dela Cruz adds, “Recording was not as hard since we've been playing this song for years already, and Sir Rayms was there to guide us. We’re lucky enough that ‘Cindy’ turned out just the way we wanted it to sound.”   Marasigan, their frequent collaborator, was also responsible for producing the band’s previous singles “Lihim Na Pagtingin” and “Ligaya.”     As for future releases, the ska/reggae act is gearing toward releasing four more songs that are suitable for road trips, siesta, and sorts of mood. “We are still active with online interviews and online appearances and we hope that this pandemic is over soon we can go back to play face-to-face with our fans, supporters and followers.”   We Got’s “Cindy” is now available on Spotify and other digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
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  • 20 Nov 2020
    PhilPop, the country’s premier songwriting competition, makes another huge comeback with an exemplary batch of music entries from the National Capital Region.                 With a diverse showcase of sounds spanning R&B, contemporary pop and folk-influenced genres, the latest roster offers catchy, radio-friendly fodders that tackle romance, forgiveness, and regret with precision and sensitivity.   Produced by PhilPop and distributed by Warner Music Philippines, this Friday’s commendable picks include two compositions by Aikee namely “Mapa,” interpreted by Chloe Redondo and Aikee himself, and “Bestiny,” interpreted by Kevin Yadao and Jr. Crown. Composer Kian Dionisio rounds up the Metro Manila cluster with his compelling original “Huling Sayaw,” interpreted by Nyoy Volante.     Two Entries Prolific rapper and singer-songwriter Aikee Aplacador snags two entries at this year’s PhilPop 2020 finals round.   On “Bestiny,” Aikee expresses his frustration on navigating the harsh realities of dealing with unrequited love and friendship. Kevin Yadao and Jr. Crown trades verses with smooth effortlessness, singing atop upbeat melodies, warm R&B beats and indelible harmonies.   “Mapa” is Aikee’s tribute to the parents that served as guiding light in times of utmost difficulty and trouble. This time, the acclaimed composer recruits newcomer Chloe Redondo on the inspiring pop/R&B ballad.   Both songs channel Aikee’s pop and urban sensibilities, while harnessing his skill as a versatile songwriter with a knack for inescapable chorus and earwormy hooks.   Life regrets as song inspiration Kian Dionisio pens a heartfelt anthem of regrets and what ifs in life on “Huling Sayaw.” Delicately woven with lush keyboards and stripped-down arrangements, his song “Huling Sayaw” was inspired by Dionisio’s music career and the frustrations that come with nurturing the process. “I’ve been told that I was a late bloomer, not brave enough, and not driven enough,” Dioniso shares. “knew from the very beginning that I am a dreamer. But as I age, I started regretting all the opportunities and time that could’ve been so productive. If only I had started so much earlier, maybe I’m already living THE DREAM right now. This is one of my biggest regrets in life and I tried to incorporate the idea to the song.”   Acoustic pop balladeer Nyoy Volante interprets Dionisio’s melancholic piece with just the right amount of skill and restraint. Volante worked hand in hand with Dionisio in capturing the emotional frailty of the track, delivering it with his own touch while staying true to the original’s message.   “Bestiny,” “Mapa,” and “Huling Sayaw” are now available on streaming and digital platforms worldwide via PhilPop and Warner Music Philippines.  
    190 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • PhilPop, the country’s premier songwriting competition, makes another huge comeback with an exemplary batch of music entries from the National Capital Region.                 With a diverse showcase of sounds spanning R&B, contemporary pop and folk-influenced genres, the latest roster offers catchy, radio-friendly fodders that tackle romance, forgiveness, and regret with precision and sensitivity.   Produced by PhilPop and distributed by Warner Music Philippines, this Friday’s commendable picks include two compositions by Aikee namely “Mapa,” interpreted by Chloe Redondo and Aikee himself, and “Bestiny,” interpreted by Kevin Yadao and Jr. Crown. Composer Kian Dionisio rounds up the Metro Manila cluster with his compelling original “Huling Sayaw,” interpreted by Nyoy Volante.     Two Entries Prolific rapper and singer-songwriter Aikee Aplacador snags two entries at this year’s PhilPop 2020 finals round.   On “Bestiny,” Aikee expresses his frustration on navigating the harsh realities of dealing with unrequited love and friendship. Kevin Yadao and Jr. Crown trades verses with smooth effortlessness, singing atop upbeat melodies, warm R&B beats and indelible harmonies.   “Mapa” is Aikee’s tribute to the parents that served as guiding light in times of utmost difficulty and trouble. This time, the acclaimed composer recruits newcomer Chloe Redondo on the inspiring pop/R&B ballad.   Both songs channel Aikee’s pop and urban sensibilities, while harnessing his skill as a versatile songwriter with a knack for inescapable chorus and earwormy hooks.   Life regrets as song inspiration Kian Dionisio pens a heartfelt anthem of regrets and what ifs in life on “Huling Sayaw.” Delicately woven with lush keyboards and stripped-down arrangements, his song “Huling Sayaw” was inspired by Dionisio’s music career and the frustrations that come with nurturing the process. “I’ve been told that I was a late bloomer, not brave enough, and not driven enough,” Dioniso shares. “knew from the very beginning that I am a dreamer. But as I age, I started regretting all the opportunities and time that could’ve been so productive. If only I had started so much earlier, maybe I’m already living THE DREAM right now. This is one of my biggest regrets in life and I tried to incorporate the idea to the song.”   Acoustic pop balladeer Nyoy Volante interprets Dionisio’s melancholic piece with just the right amount of skill and restraint. Volante worked hand in hand with Dionisio in capturing the emotional frailty of the track, delivering it with his own touch while staying true to the original’s message.   “Bestiny,” “Mapa,” and “Huling Sayaw” are now available on streaming and digital platforms worldwide via PhilPop and Warner Music Philippines.  
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  • 19 Nov 2020
    Wayback will release their new single, “Lockdown 2020” on the 25th of November 2020. The song is about the hardships and trials that the world is facing with the Corona Virus Pandemic. It talks about hope and confidence to recover from the battles that we’re facing.After a couple of single releases last month (“Muli” and “Kalye”), Wayback continues to seize the opportunity to create and record new songs even amid lockdown. The band also embraces the “new normal” type of gigs by sharing their music through different digital platforms.With all the support and great opportunities they’ve been receiving, the band is much more inspired to continuously make new materials to share with their listeners. You can check out Wayback on their social media accounts below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcabyaW/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/55gljhA3OS7TMGUorpbNRV?si=DHW1KhC5RMGrJkQ_zIxRUQYoutube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBgPB3QaN-HcrotdbfaJjmAContact Number: 09198849077
    128 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Wayback will release their new single, “Lockdown 2020” on the 25th of November 2020. The song is about the hardships and trials that the world is facing with the Corona Virus Pandemic. It talks about hope and confidence to recover from the battles that we’re facing.After a couple of single releases last month (“Muli” and “Kalye”), Wayback continues to seize the opportunity to create and record new songs even amid lockdown. The band also embraces the “new normal” type of gigs by sharing their music through different digital platforms.With all the support and great opportunities they’ve been receiving, the band is much more inspired to continuously make new materials to share with their listeners. You can check out Wayback on their social media accounts below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcabyaW/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/55gljhA3OS7TMGUorpbNRV?si=DHW1KhC5RMGrJkQ_zIxRUQYoutube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBgPB3QaN-HcrotdbfaJjmAContact Number: 09198849077
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  • 19 Nov 2020
    Shanti Dope continues to inspire young dreamers in his latest single, "Teknik".     Shanti Dope shares the hardships he had to go through in order to become a successful artist. He talked about his mindset and techniques that have helped him get through all the hardships in life. For Shanti, wishes are only granted to those who work hard for the things they wish for.    Teknik is a song of a dreamer that aims to inspire every person with a dream to strive harder and harder each day.      Teknik is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.   
    218 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Shanti Dope continues to inspire young dreamers in his latest single, "Teknik".     Shanti Dope shares the hardships he had to go through in order to become a successful artist. He talked about his mindset and techniques that have helped him get through all the hardships in life. For Shanti, wishes are only granted to those who work hard for the things they wish for.    Teknik is a song of a dreamer that aims to inspire every person with a dream to strive harder and harder each day.      Teknik is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.   
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  • 18 Nov 2020
    Korean girl group MOMOLAND aims for global domination with the release of their glossy banger “Ready Or Not.” In collaboration with rap superstar PSY, the pop sensation’s new single coincides with the band’s fourth anniversary in the music industry.     MOMOLAND’s third single “Ready Or Not” contains three songs, including the title track “Ready Or Not” and a special track titled “Merry Go Round.”     Following the success of “BBoom BBoom,” “BAAM” and “Thumbs Up” in the Philippines, Korea, China, Japan, and the rest of Asia, MOMOLAND is gearing up for another mega-hit that will surely captivate the audience—thanks to its catchy chorus and vibrant mood.     The title track “Ready Or Not” is a teen pop track, finished with a defining saxophone hook and upbeat power that sings of a girl’s will to show her worth and charm at the prom party. Brimming with confidence and pride, the song is bound to have listeners’ ears hooked into the song with its witty, expressive lyrics and fun, sing-along appeal.   The special track “Merry Go Round” is a mid-tempo R&B cut dedicated to the K-pop group’s supportive fans, ‘Merry.’ The chorus line repeats the line ‘Merry-Go-Round, Round, Round’ to show the members’ wishes to be with the fans more than ever.   “Ready Or Not” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide.   Follow MOMOLAND Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter  
    260 Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • Korean girl group MOMOLAND aims for global domination with the release of their glossy banger “Ready Or Not.” In collaboration with rap superstar PSY, the pop sensation’s new single coincides with the band’s fourth anniversary in the music industry.     MOMOLAND’s third single “Ready Or Not” contains three songs, including the title track “Ready Or Not” and a special track titled “Merry Go Round.”     Following the success of “BBoom BBoom,” “BAAM” and “Thumbs Up” in the Philippines, Korea, China, Japan, and the rest of Asia, MOMOLAND is gearing up for another mega-hit that will surely captivate the audience—thanks to its catchy chorus and vibrant mood.     The title track “Ready Or Not” is a teen pop track, finished with a defining saxophone hook and upbeat power that sings of a girl’s will to show her worth and charm at the prom party. Brimming with confidence and pride, the song is bound to have listeners’ ears hooked into the song with its witty, expressive lyrics and fun, sing-along appeal.   The special track “Merry Go Round” is a mid-tempo R&B cut dedicated to the K-pop group’s supportive fans, ‘Merry.’ The chorus line repeats the line ‘Merry-Go-Round, Round, Round’ to show the members’ wishes to be with the fans more than ever.   “Ready Or Not” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide.   Follow MOMOLAND Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter  
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  • 16 Nov 2020
    Being stuck at home for months has not stopped four-piece alternative rock outfit Rocksteddy from creating music. Although it has been difficult for musicians to write, record, and polish their own songs, the Lagi Mo Na Lang Akong Dinededma collective still managed to make it work.“Isolation has been a challenge,” guitarist Juven Pelingon said. “Through video platform, live streaming is the best way to connect with other artists and fans. Everyone was forced to write and record their new material separately, but we’ve made the most of what we have.”With this creative endeavor comes a brand-new single that will surely resonate with a lot of music fans. “Wag Mo Akong Iiwan,” the band’s latest offering talks about the challenges of maintaining a love that’s slowly dimming in the process. “It’s about the hardships of maintaining and choosing to love each other till the end,” vocalist Teddy Corpuz shared. “But most importantly it talks about hope and not giving up on each other. Feeling ko sakto rin ‘yung song sa panahon ngayon na maraming relationships ang nasisira at nasusubukan because of the pandemic.”The whole songwriting and recording process was indeed a struggle for each member. They had to adjust, compromise and bring out their creativity despite the limitations.“We used to be able to jam and form new song concepts together in studios before laying down the tracks in recording.” bassist Christian Sindico said.  “Now, we send drafts to each other online and individually record our parts before sending all the components back for final mixing.”How did they pull it through? For Rocksteddy, keeping the fire alive is all that matters more than anything else. “The pandemic somehow affected us in some ways, but our passion connected us in terms of doing music together,” drummer Jeff Cucullo said. “Music is a form of language and expression, a way of escape. I’m sure my bandmates would agree with me.”“Wag Mo Akong Iiwan” is now available on all digital platforms worldwide.
    827 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Being stuck at home for months has not stopped four-piece alternative rock outfit Rocksteddy from creating music. Although it has been difficult for musicians to write, record, and polish their own songs, the Lagi Mo Na Lang Akong Dinededma collective still managed to make it work.“Isolation has been a challenge,” guitarist Juven Pelingon said. “Through video platform, live streaming is the best way to connect with other artists and fans. Everyone was forced to write and record their new material separately, but we’ve made the most of what we have.”With this creative endeavor comes a brand-new single that will surely resonate with a lot of music fans. “Wag Mo Akong Iiwan,” the band’s latest offering talks about the challenges of maintaining a love that’s slowly dimming in the process. “It’s about the hardships of maintaining and choosing to love each other till the end,” vocalist Teddy Corpuz shared. “But most importantly it talks about hope and not giving up on each other. Feeling ko sakto rin ‘yung song sa panahon ngayon na maraming relationships ang nasisira at nasusubukan because of the pandemic.”The whole songwriting and recording process was indeed a struggle for each member. They had to adjust, compromise and bring out their creativity despite the limitations.“We used to be able to jam and form new song concepts together in studios before laying down the tracks in recording.” bassist Christian Sindico said.  “Now, we send drafts to each other online and individually record our parts before sending all the components back for final mixing.”How did they pull it through? For Rocksteddy, keeping the fire alive is all that matters more than anything else. “The pandemic somehow affected us in some ways, but our passion connected us in terms of doing music together,” drummer Jeff Cucullo said. “Music is a form of language and expression, a way of escape. I’m sure my bandmates would agree with me.”“Wag Mo Akong Iiwan” is now available on all digital platforms worldwide.
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  • 13 Nov 2020
    “He’s got big tunes and his heart on his sleeve… ready for arena crowds.” – Evening Standard   “Stewart excels at keening, heart-on-sleeve balladry that mixes raw emotion with classic pop chord progressions and a voice of angelic purity.” – Sunday Times Culture   “JC Stewart’s own ascent continues.” – Wonderland   “JC Stewart is in the midst of a breakthrough.” – Notion   “Supremely emotional.” – Clash   “Wants to make your hairs stand on end, and he’s using piano chords and an epic chorus swollen with emotion to do so.” – Music Week   “There’s no doubt that JC Stewart can write a hit.” – Apple Music         JC Stewart’s collab with 220 Kid, ‘Too Many Nights’, has kept the young artist’s profile riding high as he looks set to become one of 2021’s biggest breakthrough artists. Now JC shares his eagerly anticipated debut EP ‘When The Light Hits The Room’, which is out now via Warner Records. It opens with the new single ‘Rest Of My Life’. JC wrote the EP with the BRIT and Ivor Novello Award winner Tom Odell.   The duo’s creative connection resulted in four thematically linked songs, which set emotive stories of the growing pains of young adulthood to songs that balance immediately addictive pop hooks with heartfelt reflection. JC then recorded the EP with the Grammy-nominated producer Two Inch Punch (Rex Orange County, Sam Smith, Rag N Bone Man).     “I wrote ‘When The Light Hits The Room’ about growing up and searching for the end goal that would make everything make sense,” says JC Stewart. “I realised that the finishing point might not even exist, but came to accept that it’s ok. I wrote a lot of this EP in the back room of my parents’ house over lockdown and then was lucky enough to work with one of my heroes, Tom Odell, to bring it all together. I’m unbelievably proud to call my first ever small body of work.”   The EP’s lead track ‘Rest Of My Life’ perfectly captures that concept. Driven by JC’s candid admission “I just want to find someone that I can spend the rest of my life with,” the song’s compellingly unguarded subject matter is magnified by the production. JC’s spine-tingling voice is enriched with subtle creative twists to elevate his harmonies and backing vocals. Meanwhile, buoyant and pulsating percussion provides a modern pop feel that enlivens his lovelorn lyricism.     The remaining tracks reiterate the strength of the duo’s collaboration. ‘Valium’ is a hymnal declaration of a fractured relationship that builds into a climactic crescendo, before the plaintive piano of ‘Friday Night’ craves the brief respite from day-to-day life that the weekend brings. It ends, however, on a high. ‘Hard To Believe’ suggests that the hopes he expressed in ‘Rest Of My Life’ are coming true, with a tender celebration of how “a girl like you should never love a man like me.”   JC Stewart launched the EP last night with a special acoustic livestream show, hosted at The Luney in his hometown of Magherafelt in Northern Ireland. After debuting new songs alongside some fan favourites, JC followed his set by inviting questions for a Q&A session.   JC will kickstart a big year ahead of him in 2021 by sharing his boldest pop moment to date in the shape of his huge  upcoming single ‘Break My Heart’. Set to arrive on January 8th, the track will be JC’s first ever vinyl release and will also be released digitally. Launched at last night’s show, ‘Break My Heart’ is now available to pre-order at ADD LINK.   The young musician has been embraced by the wider music community. He co-wrote ‘Hollywood’ from Lewis Capaldi’s smash hit debut album and has played shows with his old friend, as well as artists such Lauv, Anne-Marie and Maisie Peters. The depth of his songwriting is countered by his quick wit self-deprecating sense of humour. That resulted in him going viral with his quarantine-themed take on the ‘Friends’ theme ‘I’ll Be There For You’, which featured on ‘Good Morning America’.   ‘Too Many Nights’ was playlisted at Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital and Kiss as a new audience discovered his burgeoning talent.It followed JC’s biggest track to date, ‘I Need You To Hate Me’, which exceeded 30 million streams. His earlier releases, including ‘Lying That You Love Me’ and ‘Pick Up Your Phone’, have resulted in his monthly listeners at Spotify climbing to 2.5 million, assisted by countless New Music Friday playlists.   ‘When The Light Hits The Room’ tracklist:   ‘Rest Of My Life’ ‘Valium’ ‘Friday Night’ ‘Hard To Believe’   Official site Spotify Apple Music YouTube Instagram Facebook Twitter
    165 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • “He’s got big tunes and his heart on his sleeve… ready for arena crowds.” – Evening Standard   “Stewart excels at keening, heart-on-sleeve balladry that mixes raw emotion with classic pop chord progressions and a voice of angelic purity.” – Sunday Times Culture   “JC Stewart’s own ascent continues.” – Wonderland   “JC Stewart is in the midst of a breakthrough.” – Notion   “Supremely emotional.” – Clash   “Wants to make your hairs stand on end, and he’s using piano chords and an epic chorus swollen with emotion to do so.” – Music Week   “There’s no doubt that JC Stewart can write a hit.” – Apple Music         JC Stewart’s collab with 220 Kid, ‘Too Many Nights’, has kept the young artist’s profile riding high as he looks set to become one of 2021’s biggest breakthrough artists. Now JC shares his eagerly anticipated debut EP ‘When The Light Hits The Room’, which is out now via Warner Records. It opens with the new single ‘Rest Of My Life’. JC wrote the EP with the BRIT and Ivor Novello Award winner Tom Odell.   The duo’s creative connection resulted in four thematically linked songs, which set emotive stories of the growing pains of young adulthood to songs that balance immediately addictive pop hooks with heartfelt reflection. JC then recorded the EP with the Grammy-nominated producer Two Inch Punch (Rex Orange County, Sam Smith, Rag N Bone Man).     “I wrote ‘When The Light Hits The Room’ about growing up and searching for the end goal that would make everything make sense,” says JC Stewart. “I realised that the finishing point might not even exist, but came to accept that it’s ok. I wrote a lot of this EP in the back room of my parents’ house over lockdown and then was lucky enough to work with one of my heroes, Tom Odell, to bring it all together. I’m unbelievably proud to call my first ever small body of work.”   The EP’s lead track ‘Rest Of My Life’ perfectly captures that concept. Driven by JC’s candid admission “I just want to find someone that I can spend the rest of my life with,” the song’s compellingly unguarded subject matter is magnified by the production. JC’s spine-tingling voice is enriched with subtle creative twists to elevate his harmonies and backing vocals. Meanwhile, buoyant and pulsating percussion provides a modern pop feel that enlivens his lovelorn lyricism.     The remaining tracks reiterate the strength of the duo’s collaboration. ‘Valium’ is a hymnal declaration of a fractured relationship that builds into a climactic crescendo, before the plaintive piano of ‘Friday Night’ craves the brief respite from day-to-day life that the weekend brings. It ends, however, on a high. ‘Hard To Believe’ suggests that the hopes he expressed in ‘Rest Of My Life’ are coming true, with a tender celebration of how “a girl like you should never love a man like me.”   JC Stewart launched the EP last night with a special acoustic livestream show, hosted at The Luney in his hometown of Magherafelt in Northern Ireland. After debuting new songs alongside some fan favourites, JC followed his set by inviting questions for a Q&A session.   JC will kickstart a big year ahead of him in 2021 by sharing his boldest pop moment to date in the shape of his huge  upcoming single ‘Break My Heart’. Set to arrive on January 8th, the track will be JC’s first ever vinyl release and will also be released digitally. Launched at last night’s show, ‘Break My Heart’ is now available to pre-order at ADD LINK.   The young musician has been embraced by the wider music community. He co-wrote ‘Hollywood’ from Lewis Capaldi’s smash hit debut album and has played shows with his old friend, as well as artists such Lauv, Anne-Marie and Maisie Peters. The depth of his songwriting is countered by his quick wit self-deprecating sense of humour. That resulted in him going viral with his quarantine-themed take on the ‘Friends’ theme ‘I’ll Be There For You’, which featured on ‘Good Morning America’.   ‘Too Many Nights’ was playlisted at Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital and Kiss as a new audience discovered his burgeoning talent.It followed JC’s biggest track to date, ‘I Need You To Hate Me’, which exceeded 30 million streams. His earlier releases, including ‘Lying That You Love Me’ and ‘Pick Up Your Phone’, have resulted in his monthly listeners at Spotify climbing to 2.5 million, assisted by countless New Music Friday playlists.   ‘When The Light Hits The Room’ tracklist:   ‘Rest Of My Life’ ‘Valium’ ‘Friday Night’ ‘Hard To Believe’   Official site Spotify Apple Music YouTube Instagram Facebook Twitter
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  • 13 Nov 2020
    "Don’t Look Back – Revisited" is Lola Amour’s revisited version of their original EP released in 2016. The four-track EP contains 3 reprised songs from the original EP and a new track.         “Please don’t leave me” is often uttered only as a final resort. It is no longer an appeal to logos, but a desperate plea —a targetless flail of emotion. But looking past the absence of negotiation yields the stage for harmony between acceptance and the less than likely hope of a wish granted.  
    181 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • "Don’t Look Back – Revisited" is Lola Amour’s revisited version of their original EP released in 2016. The four-track EP contains 3 reprised songs from the original EP and a new track.         “Please don’t leave me” is often uttered only as a final resort. It is no longer an appeal to logos, but a desperate plea —a targetless flail of emotion. But looking past the absence of negotiation yields the stage for harmony between acceptance and the less than likely hope of a wish granted.  
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  • 10 Nov 2020
    Ben&Ben’s new single “Di Ka Sayang” managed to surpass expectations when it trended at No.1 worldwide on Twitter and debuted at the top spot of Spotify Philippines’ top 50 overall chart upon release.Following its massive debut on Friday, Ben&Ben’s “Di Ka Sayang” continues to spread its winsome streak as it drops the official music video on November 9, Monday at 6pm. Helmed by Jorel Lising, the band’s frequent collaborator and the director behind their hits “Pagtingin” and “Nakikinig Ka Ba Sa Akin,” the visual accompaniment of the song follows the band performing in random intimate spaces with ‘Kintsugi’ artform as the backdrop.According to vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin, the inspiration behind the pottery repair method as the binding theme came from their production designer, Ms. Dianne Khu. “During the planning of the video, things came together in a very organic kind of way and we thought it fit the concept perfectly,” Paolo said in a statement. “Kintsugi is the Japanese art of piecing together broken parts of pottery with gold glue. By doing this, brokenness is made whole in a way that is much better than it previously was. Our percussionist Andrew even has a tattoo of ‘wabi-sabi,’ which is the Japanese philosophy of accepting and finding meaning in the imperfections in life and nature. We really saw Kintsugi as a powerful way to represent self-acceptance.”Honoring the importance of embracing one’s flaws and accepting brokenness as something that you need to display with pride and not hide, the song sends a vital message to listeners who are going through difficult challenges in life, especially with the pandemic crisis taking a toll on everyone’s mental health. Vocalist and guitarist Miguel Benjamin points out, “This year has been the toughest year for many people from our generation, and a lot of us are in this state wherein a lot of plans, dreams, hopes, and goals were compromised, cancelled or rather ‘sayang.’ Even for us personally as a band, we had a hard time dealing with these same struggles. What we wanted to share however, is that we are never alone in our hardships, and that there is still hope in a better tomorrow.”This Wednesday, Ben&Ben will be releasing a special BBTV episode on their YouTube channel, which to date has more than 1.2 million subscribers. The award-winning nine-piece collective will also be performing at Lazada SuperShow 11.11 on November 10 (Tuesday) and at Wishbus Exclusive on November 12 (Thursday).The music video of “Di Ka Sayang” is now available on YouTube.
    85 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Ben&Ben’s new single “Di Ka Sayang” managed to surpass expectations when it trended at No.1 worldwide on Twitter and debuted at the top spot of Spotify Philippines’ top 50 overall chart upon release.Following its massive debut on Friday, Ben&Ben’s “Di Ka Sayang” continues to spread its winsome streak as it drops the official music video on November 9, Monday at 6pm. Helmed by Jorel Lising, the band’s frequent collaborator and the director behind their hits “Pagtingin” and “Nakikinig Ka Ba Sa Akin,” the visual accompaniment of the song follows the band performing in random intimate spaces with ‘Kintsugi’ artform as the backdrop.According to vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin, the inspiration behind the pottery repair method as the binding theme came from their production designer, Ms. Dianne Khu. “During the planning of the video, things came together in a very organic kind of way and we thought it fit the concept perfectly,” Paolo said in a statement. “Kintsugi is the Japanese art of piecing together broken parts of pottery with gold glue. By doing this, brokenness is made whole in a way that is much better than it previously was. Our percussionist Andrew even has a tattoo of ‘wabi-sabi,’ which is the Japanese philosophy of accepting and finding meaning in the imperfections in life and nature. We really saw Kintsugi as a powerful way to represent self-acceptance.”Honoring the importance of embracing one’s flaws and accepting brokenness as something that you need to display with pride and not hide, the song sends a vital message to listeners who are going through difficult challenges in life, especially with the pandemic crisis taking a toll on everyone’s mental health. Vocalist and guitarist Miguel Benjamin points out, “This year has been the toughest year for many people from our generation, and a lot of us are in this state wherein a lot of plans, dreams, hopes, and goals were compromised, cancelled or rather ‘sayang.’ Even for us personally as a band, we had a hard time dealing with these same struggles. What we wanted to share however, is that we are never alone in our hardships, and that there is still hope in a better tomorrow.”This Wednesday, Ben&Ben will be releasing a special BBTV episode on their YouTube channel, which to date has more than 1.2 million subscribers. The award-winning nine-piece collective will also be performing at Lazada SuperShow 11.11 on November 10 (Tuesday) and at Wishbus Exclusive on November 12 (Thursday).The music video of “Di Ka Sayang” is now available on YouTube.
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  • 29 Nov 2019
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  • 11 Jun 2018
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