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  • 27 Nov 2021
    Steve Frank Badiola, the vocalist and guitarist of the Filipino emo rock band, Typecast, was rushed to the hospital after a hit and run early Friday in BPI El Grande Avenue, Paranaque City.  Corresponding to an online statement posted by his significant other, Sarah, the rock artist was biking along the way to the neighboring convenience store from their village to purchase food at around 2:30 a.m., when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver sped away. Though the perpetrator's identity has not yet been determined, the vehicle's license plate number was fortunately documented by CCTV. Shortly after the incident, their close friends and family aided an arm and hand in coordinating with police to investigate the matter. The 39-year-old Steve is now obtaining a barrel of medical attention after receiving knee injury and fractured. "Steve is currently in the ER with his knee badly injured and fractured with an open wound that you can almost see his knee cap through the gaping wound," Sarah, his partner disclosed. Steve is in the pipeline to have knee surgery soon for the treatment of his condition. Along the lines of what happened, Sarah voiced her earnest gratitude to those who reached out their hands in response to the unfortunate situation that occurred, “Extending my appreciation to our friends and family  who have driven me back and forth, spoken to police in the village, packed bags for us, and made sure Steve and I have everything we need during his confinement.” On the other side of the coin, Sarah is requesting everyone to hope, support, and pray for her partner's full and speedy recovery. They say every cloud has a silver lining — among other things, Steve stretched his brief message of optimism through Sarah, that the incident will serve as a high catalyst of motivation to go the extra mile for his future music. “Steve sends his love to everyone. Like the true artist that he is, he says this incident is an inspiration for new music.” For donations, you may send it to any of the following: BDO Savings Account000 650 371 879Sarah Al Hamsi Union Bank1096 4025 9133Steve Frank A. Badiola Gcash09452579892Steve Frank Badiola (On behalf of Rakista Radio, the author wants to extend her deep and sincere apologies for the disturbing and confusing headline earlier. She will make sure not to commit the same mistake again. We ask for your kind understanding. Please continue to support Rakista Radio.)  
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • Steve Frank Badiola, the vocalist and guitarist of the Filipino emo rock band, Typecast, was rushed to the hospital after a hit and run early Friday in BPI El Grande Avenue, Paranaque City.  Corresponding to an online statement posted by his significant other, Sarah, the rock artist was biking along the way to the neighboring convenience store from their village to purchase food at around 2:30 a.m., when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver sped away. Though the perpetrator's identity has not yet been determined, the vehicle's license plate number was fortunately documented by CCTV. Shortly after the incident, their close friends and family aided an arm and hand in coordinating with police to investigate the matter. The 39-year-old Steve is now obtaining a barrel of medical attention after receiving knee injury and fractured. "Steve is currently in the ER with his knee badly injured and fractured with an open wound that you can almost see his knee cap through the gaping wound," Sarah, his partner disclosed. Steve is in the pipeline to have knee surgery soon for the treatment of his condition. Along the lines of what happened, Sarah voiced her earnest gratitude to those who reached out their hands in response to the unfortunate situation that occurred, “Extending my appreciation to our friends and family  who have driven me back and forth, spoken to police in the village, packed bags for us, and made sure Steve and I have everything we need during his confinement.” On the other side of the coin, Sarah is requesting everyone to hope, support, and pray for her partner's full and speedy recovery. They say every cloud has a silver lining — among other things, Steve stretched his brief message of optimism through Sarah, that the incident will serve as a high catalyst of motivation to go the extra mile for his future music. “Steve sends his love to everyone. Like the true artist that he is, he says this incident is an inspiration for new music.” For donations, you may send it to any of the following: BDO Savings Account000 650 371 879Sarah Al Hamsi Union Bank1096 4025 9133Steve Frank A. Badiola Gcash09452579892Steve Frank Badiola (On behalf of Rakista Radio, the author wants to extend her deep and sincere apologies for the disturbing and confusing headline earlier. She will make sure not to commit the same mistake again. We ask for your kind understanding. Please continue to support Rakista Radio.)  
    Nov 27, 2021
  • 26 Nov 2021
    Among many other aspiring musicians out there who dare to dream of becoming a star of their own someday, Mizael Tilos made sure that he’ll find ways to cut beyond the surface and reach his goals as a passionate artist. Eventually this Journalism major and Indie Film Actor with a knack for singing lovely tunes got discovered by Soupstar Entertainment and he quickly became part of the talented Universal Philippines artist roster as Mizael.As a fresh face in the industry, he strives to be someone worth discovering by OPM lovers out there. His sentimental debut single “Wag Naman” is a mind-boggling track that’s not hard to fall in love with and it will give you a different interpretatation about self-affection.Lyrically, the acoustic-driven single explores the feeling of getting fed up with loving someone who’s not really ready to reciprocate the love that you’re giving. Sometimes it’s all about accepting the poignant reality that his/her heart is not really into your relationship, and with that, you have to finally set him/her free. The song has a miserably honest message with lines “Kahit na mahal kita / Kailangan ko ring mag tira / ‘Di masamang palayain ka / Kung may mahal ka na ring iba,” wrapped in his melancholic guitar chords and euphonious voice.He just entered the music scene this 2021, but Mizael believes that he’s destined for greater things. And with “Wag Naman", the future is indeed bright and promising for this emerging artist. So, sit back, relax and drift away with Mizael’s warm strings. “Wag Naman” is now out on digital music platforms and major streaming sites under Universal Records. Don't Forget to Follow Mizael on his social media accounts and keep posted for his upcoming projects!Facebook: Mizael TilosInstagram: @mizael_tilosTwitter: @mizael_tilos
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • Among many other aspiring musicians out there who dare to dream of becoming a star of their own someday, Mizael Tilos made sure that he’ll find ways to cut beyond the surface and reach his goals as a passionate artist. Eventually this Journalism major and Indie Film Actor with a knack for singing lovely tunes got discovered by Soupstar Entertainment and he quickly became part of the talented Universal Philippines artist roster as Mizael.As a fresh face in the industry, he strives to be someone worth discovering by OPM lovers out there. His sentimental debut single “Wag Naman” is a mind-boggling track that’s not hard to fall in love with and it will give you a different interpretatation about self-affection.Lyrically, the acoustic-driven single explores the feeling of getting fed up with loving someone who’s not really ready to reciprocate the love that you’re giving. Sometimes it’s all about accepting the poignant reality that his/her heart is not really into your relationship, and with that, you have to finally set him/her free. The song has a miserably honest message with lines “Kahit na mahal kita / Kailangan ko ring mag tira / ‘Di masamang palayain ka / Kung may mahal ka na ring iba,” wrapped in his melancholic guitar chords and euphonious voice.He just entered the music scene this 2021, but Mizael believes that he’s destined for greater things. And with “Wag Naman", the future is indeed bright and promising for this emerging artist. So, sit back, relax and drift away with Mizael’s warm strings. “Wag Naman” is now out on digital music platforms and major streaming sites under Universal Records. Don't Forget to Follow Mizael on his social media accounts and keep posted for his upcoming projects!Facebook: Mizael TilosInstagram: @mizael_tilosTwitter: @mizael_tilos
    Nov 26, 2021
  • 26 Nov 2021
    A free digital concert celebrating the album release will stream live on Facebook on the same day Filipino underground hip-hop sensation Kiyo captures his love for vast spectrum of sounds and music styles on his debut full-length album, HARANASA—out today via Dyecast Ent.The long-awaited album features collaborations with fellow contemporaries and friends in the industry, including Shortone on the dub-meets-trap jam “Hey,” Space Moses on the jazzy but chill “G,” and YZKK on the stripped-down, laidback tune “Dantay.”With eclectic music influences that range from lo-fi rap to trap, experimental hip-hop to tropical jazz, ambient electronica to bedroom pop, HARANASA pushes the culture forward with soulful samples, ingenious production techniques, and captivating storytelling. It marks a defining moment for Kiyo as a prolific rapper, wordsmith, and producer capable of turning the everyday mundane into a rich source of inspiration.According to Kiyo, the 15-track record navigates on lyrical themes about love and its messily glorious iterations. It also plays around the concept of time as a storytelling device, associating its passage to a particular journey, experience, or memory.The release of his new album, will be accompanied with a digital concert on the same day. The free virtual show also marks Kiyo’s debut performance of the songs from HARANASA. It will be available for free streaming on his official Facebook page.Earlier this month, the rapper/producer released “Harana Sa Sarili,” the first single off HARANASA. Finding value in celebrating the simple joys of life, the track peaked at No. 17 on YouTube’s Trending For Music charts, and earned placements on high-profile Spotify playlists such as Hip-Hop DX Asia’s Sunday Slowdown.HARANASA Track list:Nandito NaOkay lang yanSakayIkaw langEbaHey (Feat. Shortone)Pantalan Pt. 1G (Feat. Space Moses)BRBPagkabigoDantay (Feat. Yzkk)Harana Sa SariliShine BoiHanggang kalianPantalan Pt. 2Kiyo’s new album, HARANASA is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • A free digital concert celebrating the album release will stream live on Facebook on the same day Filipino underground hip-hop sensation Kiyo captures his love for vast spectrum of sounds and music styles on his debut full-length album, HARANASA—out today via Dyecast Ent.The long-awaited album features collaborations with fellow contemporaries and friends in the industry, including Shortone on the dub-meets-trap jam “Hey,” Space Moses on the jazzy but chill “G,” and YZKK on the stripped-down, laidback tune “Dantay.”With eclectic music influences that range from lo-fi rap to trap, experimental hip-hop to tropical jazz, ambient electronica to bedroom pop, HARANASA pushes the culture forward with soulful samples, ingenious production techniques, and captivating storytelling. It marks a defining moment for Kiyo as a prolific rapper, wordsmith, and producer capable of turning the everyday mundane into a rich source of inspiration.According to Kiyo, the 15-track record navigates on lyrical themes about love and its messily glorious iterations. It also plays around the concept of time as a storytelling device, associating its passage to a particular journey, experience, or memory.The release of his new album, will be accompanied with a digital concert on the same day. The free virtual show also marks Kiyo’s debut performance of the songs from HARANASA. It will be available for free streaming on his official Facebook page.Earlier this month, the rapper/producer released “Harana Sa Sarili,” the first single off HARANASA. Finding value in celebrating the simple joys of life, the track peaked at No. 17 on YouTube’s Trending For Music charts, and earned placements on high-profile Spotify playlists such as Hip-Hop DX Asia’s Sunday Slowdown.HARANASA Track list:Nandito NaOkay lang yanSakayIkaw langEbaHey (Feat. Shortone)Pantalan Pt. 1G (Feat. Space Moses)BRBPagkabigoDantay (Feat. Yzkk)Harana Sa SariliShine BoiHanggang kalianPantalan Pt. 2Kiyo’s new album, HARANASA is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide.
    Nov 26, 2021
  • 24 Nov 2021
    The hearsay that has disseminated was not a tissue of lies! You have kept your ears to the ground that on November 19, the span-new independent label in the zone, Rakista Records, finally announced straight from the horse’s mouth, the predicted first artists who officially signed with them, namely the force of rock music, EVEN and Orphan Freakshow - via live on Rakista Radio's Facebook page on Friday. EVEN (The metal meets electronica meets FX pedal-based band) The screen was jam-packed in the fast lane, as Even is now confirmed to be the first band to sign with Rakista Records. The live contract signing was chock-full by the festive hearts of Even supporters. The champion band by nature has been playing their fingers to the bone in the Pinoy rock scene for more than a decade now and has achieved enough to be labeled as one of the greatest along with their sublime original roots.  It’s not odd that Even, without exception, play their cards deftly with electrifying tight riffs and arrangements having grown accustomed to quality sound results. Comprised of genius musicians Jam Bumanlag on guitar, Dan Acosta on drums, and JL Siscar on bass - the act revealed the whole nine yards felt like a new one when KD Dasco has joined them as vocalist last year, adding a sweet and spice flavor to their music attribute. Although adjustments were inevitable, KD blends in so well to the band, emitting her fiery vocals. Packing an inundating amount of gratefulness, KD covered Even songs in the past - she even had auditioned before with her band in Muziklaban when she first met Jam Bumanlag as a sound engineer of Rakista Radio for the said event. Who would have guessed the two stars would eventually meet and collide together as bandmates now? In light of the fence the pandemic has sent out, never on a cold day in July, Even halt to pour their hearts out in making songs. In fact, during this pandemic, they successfully put out three charging music: Dolores, Quatro, and Isabel. Now that they are part of Rakista Records, expect to see more blood and thunder performance from them. Just spring to mind, the band disclosed their new single “Alessandra” will be out soon! Support them as a new band under Rakista Records.  Follow EVEN on: FB: https://www.facebook.com/evenphilippinesORPHAN FREAKSHOW(Industrial and NU metal artist) It is once in a blue moon to meet an artist who can break fresh ground in an unconventional spectacular way: giving you access to full submersion of heavy emotion that would direct your spine in a straight creep; leaving you a raw feeling of goosebumps; and an eye-opener for numbness and vulnerability for silent monsters. Sunil Dholwani, popularly known as Orphan Freakshow has mastered this form so well that he defines his music as his alter ego.  Orphan Freakshow, with his silent spine-chilling name, is enamored in the circus of life, carnival of puppets, and theater of shadows that translate in his craft. As per him, his music covering down in the clumps signifies his alter identity which pours out his buried weight of inner emotion he has been hard-carrying for a long time - a journey that is never like a cakewalk. It may sound Greek to you, but the former member of Reborn and Mortal Grudge is clinically diagnosed with depression - the therapy he has been taking in a spacious room to overcome the daily days in a whole piece of tickled pink, is music.  He narrates his all-encompassing dark story through his songs that manifest far and wide to listeners’ souls - partnering by an unusual loose cannon visuals of heebie-jeebies, spiking everything that runs in his profound wounded mind. Freakshow=me and Filth, his two previously released songs, have drowning lyrical content, defining his distinct and jaw-dropping identity.  The insides of you definitely crave for these masterpieces - at some point, Orphan Freakshow represents your other self that is hidden from the view of many.  As a new artist of Rakista Records, Sunil revealed that he’s close to wrapping his debut full-length album. Keep in touch, filth nation, as Orphan Freakshow's upcoming tracks will devour you! Follow Orphan Freakshow: linktr.ee/orphanfreakshowFB: https://www.facebook.com/orphanfreakshowIG: https://www.instagram.com/orphanfreak...YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMT...Tiktok: orphanfreakshow Follow Rakista Records here: https://linktr.ee/RakistaRecords
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • The hearsay that has disseminated was not a tissue of lies! You have kept your ears to the ground that on November 19, the span-new independent label in the zone, Rakista Records, finally announced straight from the horse’s mouth, the predicted first artists who officially signed with them, namely the force of rock music, EVEN and Orphan Freakshow - via live on Rakista Radio's Facebook page on Friday. EVEN (The metal meets electronica meets FX pedal-based band) The screen was jam-packed in the fast lane, as Even is now confirmed to be the first band to sign with Rakista Records. The live contract signing was chock-full by the festive hearts of Even supporters. The champion band by nature has been playing their fingers to the bone in the Pinoy rock scene for more than a decade now and has achieved enough to be labeled as one of the greatest along with their sublime original roots.  It’s not odd that Even, without exception, play their cards deftly with electrifying tight riffs and arrangements having grown accustomed to quality sound results. Comprised of genius musicians Jam Bumanlag on guitar, Dan Acosta on drums, and JL Siscar on bass - the act revealed the whole nine yards felt like a new one when KD Dasco has joined them as vocalist last year, adding a sweet and spice flavor to their music attribute. Although adjustments were inevitable, KD blends in so well to the band, emitting her fiery vocals. Packing an inundating amount of gratefulness, KD covered Even songs in the past - she even had auditioned before with her band in Muziklaban when she first met Jam Bumanlag as a sound engineer of Rakista Radio for the said event. Who would have guessed the two stars would eventually meet and collide together as bandmates now? In light of the fence the pandemic has sent out, never on a cold day in July, Even halt to pour their hearts out in making songs. In fact, during this pandemic, they successfully put out three charging music: Dolores, Quatro, and Isabel. Now that they are part of Rakista Records, expect to see more blood and thunder performance from them. Just spring to mind, the band disclosed their new single “Alessandra” will be out soon! Support them as a new band under Rakista Records.  Follow EVEN on: FB: https://www.facebook.com/evenphilippinesORPHAN FREAKSHOW(Industrial and NU metal artist) It is once in a blue moon to meet an artist who can break fresh ground in an unconventional spectacular way: giving you access to full submersion of heavy emotion that would direct your spine in a straight creep; leaving you a raw feeling of goosebumps; and an eye-opener for numbness and vulnerability for silent monsters. Sunil Dholwani, popularly known as Orphan Freakshow has mastered this form so well that he defines his music as his alter ego.  Orphan Freakshow, with his silent spine-chilling name, is enamored in the circus of life, carnival of puppets, and theater of shadows that translate in his craft. As per him, his music covering down in the clumps signifies his alter identity which pours out his buried weight of inner emotion he has been hard-carrying for a long time - a journey that is never like a cakewalk. It may sound Greek to you, but the former member of Reborn and Mortal Grudge is clinically diagnosed with depression - the therapy he has been taking in a spacious room to overcome the daily days in a whole piece of tickled pink, is music.  He narrates his all-encompassing dark story through his songs that manifest far and wide to listeners’ souls - partnering by an unusual loose cannon visuals of heebie-jeebies, spiking everything that runs in his profound wounded mind. Freakshow=me and Filth, his two previously released songs, have drowning lyrical content, defining his distinct and jaw-dropping identity.  The insides of you definitely crave for these masterpieces - at some point, Orphan Freakshow represents your other self that is hidden from the view of many.  As a new artist of Rakista Records, Sunil revealed that he’s close to wrapping his debut full-length album. Keep in touch, filth nation, as Orphan Freakshow's upcoming tracks will devour you! Follow Orphan Freakshow: linktr.ee/orphanfreakshowFB: https://www.facebook.com/orphanfreakshowIG: https://www.instagram.com/orphanfreak...YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMT...Tiktok: orphanfreakshow Follow Rakista Records here: https://linktr.ee/RakistaRecords
    Nov 24, 2021
  • 22 Nov 2021
    Standing in the circle of punk rock podium for donkey’s years is never a walk in the park. It consistently requires a herculean thump of effort to stay in the mainstream without being down for the count - an eager beaver pursuit for music creating a cathartic attachment that resonates with the listeners well.    By being around in the industry since 1992, the making of the punk rock Blink-182 is considered the best thing since sliced bread. Originally called simply as “Blink” before the hot potato stemmed by a techno band from Ireland, the group’s genesis began in the suburbs of Southern California by Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus along with Scott Raynor - who later on, replaced by Travis Barker due to his serious drinking issues. The group has been enkindled by the revolution of the development of pop-rock (embarked by Green Day) with their authentic satirical lyrical content, mixed by catchy hooks, hypersonic sound, and major-chord harmonies, producing spotless music recordings that always give an earworm to the fans - resonating their identity as a band that swarmed them up in a prevailing success. The inception of the band’s first album was in 1994 titled “Cheshire Cat”, even containing new versions from their EP “Flyswatter” and second demo cassette “Buddha”. It was also during this pattern when the band had to add the number 182 to the end of their name to avoid legal action from the Irish band with the pre-existing name “Blink”. Despite being on the tight corner, Blink-182 wore their hearts on their sleeves - they leaped forward alongside their 1997’s second album “Dude Ranch” which brought them their winning days. The band carried on with albums listing as “Enema Of The State”, “Take Off Your Pants And Jacket”, “Neighborhood’ and such, bringing them the continuation achievement that sold like hot cakes - Blink-182 has marketed over 13 million albums in the United States, and over 50 million albums worldwide. Through their prodigious piece of identity, they hovered in the air as chart favorites, notching up the top ten albums and two number one of Billboard 200 hits.    As The New York Times asserted, “No punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182.”    Still and all, just like a picture that paints a thousand words, the group has gone through bolt from the blue as they encountered blocks of difficulty in the course of their musical expedition. It was in the interim of 2015, the fans found themselves floating at the sea when they heard the departure of Tom DeLonge from the band for the second time since 2005. As they call it, drastic times call for drastic measures, on that account, the guitarist and vocalist was replaced by Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, soon after. Later on, Blink-182 remained standing tall and charted number 1 in Billboard 200 in 2016 on the point of their seventh album “California”, followed by their eighth album “Nine” in 2019.    Well, here’s the glad tidings!    Their last album was certainly not their last, for the trio announced they are coming back with a new full-length album which is now all set to unleash, upon the help of John Feldmann as their producer. The album will present the band’s compact punk character and their evolution as musicians.  As Skiba asserted, “ I think it’s really cool. It’s Blink-182, but it feels like...not a departure but a progression. These songs are, I think, pretty interesting.”   Look forward to the music assembly of punk rock paladins bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba with their new album!   
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • Standing in the circle of punk rock podium for donkey’s years is never a walk in the park. It consistently requires a herculean thump of effort to stay in the mainstream without being down for the count - an eager beaver pursuit for music creating a cathartic attachment that resonates with the listeners well.    By being around in the industry since 1992, the making of the punk rock Blink-182 is considered the best thing since sliced bread. Originally called simply as “Blink” before the hot potato stemmed by a techno band from Ireland, the group’s genesis began in the suburbs of Southern California by Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus along with Scott Raynor - who later on, replaced by Travis Barker due to his serious drinking issues. The group has been enkindled by the revolution of the development of pop-rock (embarked by Green Day) with their authentic satirical lyrical content, mixed by catchy hooks, hypersonic sound, and major-chord harmonies, producing spotless music recordings that always give an earworm to the fans - resonating their identity as a band that swarmed them up in a prevailing success. The inception of the band’s first album was in 1994 titled “Cheshire Cat”, even containing new versions from their EP “Flyswatter” and second demo cassette “Buddha”. It was also during this pattern when the band had to add the number 182 to the end of their name to avoid legal action from the Irish band with the pre-existing name “Blink”. Despite being on the tight corner, Blink-182 wore their hearts on their sleeves - they leaped forward alongside their 1997’s second album “Dude Ranch” which brought them their winning days. The band carried on with albums listing as “Enema Of The State”, “Take Off Your Pants And Jacket”, “Neighborhood’ and such, bringing them the continuation achievement that sold like hot cakes - Blink-182 has marketed over 13 million albums in the United States, and over 50 million albums worldwide. Through their prodigious piece of identity, they hovered in the air as chart favorites, notching up the top ten albums and two number one of Billboard 200 hits.    As The New York Times asserted, “No punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182.”    Still and all, just like a picture that paints a thousand words, the group has gone through bolt from the blue as they encountered blocks of difficulty in the course of their musical expedition. It was in the interim of 2015, the fans found themselves floating at the sea when they heard the departure of Tom DeLonge from the band for the second time since 2005. As they call it, drastic times call for drastic measures, on that account, the guitarist and vocalist was replaced by Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, soon after. Later on, Blink-182 remained standing tall and charted number 1 in Billboard 200 in 2016 on the point of their seventh album “California”, followed by their eighth album “Nine” in 2019.    Well, here’s the glad tidings!    Their last album was certainly not their last, for the trio announced they are coming back with a new full-length album which is now all set to unleash, upon the help of John Feldmann as their producer. The album will present the band’s compact punk character and their evolution as musicians.  As Skiba asserted, “ I think it’s really cool. It’s Blink-182, but it feels like...not a departure but a progression. These songs are, I think, pretty interesting.”   Look forward to the music assembly of punk rock paladins bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba with their new album!   
    Nov 22, 2021
  • 22 Nov 2021
    One of the greatest rock group bands in the Philippines, Lola Amour, released their official music video on Youtube for "Closer Than Before" feat. Clara Benin and Gabba Santiago last 21st of November, 2021. It was directed by Erika Yuseco with the help of Co-Director, Robert Javier. It was premiered 17hrs ago, but the music video already got tons of positive comments. Many netizens dropped their reaction by saying "I love how nostalgic the music video was." Numerous fans suddenly missed their high school life and commended that the music video deserves more recognition. Check out this new masterpiece of Lola Amour! Stream & support!https://youtu.be/LfFKKxCv7wc
    Posted by Kle Intia
  • One of the greatest rock group bands in the Philippines, Lola Amour, released their official music video on Youtube for "Closer Than Before" feat. Clara Benin and Gabba Santiago last 21st of November, 2021. It was directed by Erika Yuseco with the help of Co-Director, Robert Javier. It was premiered 17hrs ago, but the music video already got tons of positive comments. Many netizens dropped their reaction by saying "I love how nostalgic the music video was." Numerous fans suddenly missed their high school life and commended that the music video deserves more recognition. Check out this new masterpiece of Lola Amour! Stream & support!https://youtu.be/LfFKKxCv7wc
    Nov 22, 2021
  • 19 Nov 2021
    19 November 2021 - It is a time for music ascendancy. Rakista Records, a new independent label that is ahead of the curve, is expected to serve up a groundbreaking feast. Rakista Records will announce and bring to light the first revolutionary artists who will sign with them today, November 19, 2021, at 8 p.m., in a cutting-edge event. But who are these artists?Get down to brass tacks, hold your breath, and watch the artist signing, live via the Rakista Radio Facebook page. One thing is certain: these new artists are up to snuff; the rock community holds them in high regard. Stick a while and do not lose out on the opportunity to be a spectator of Rakista Records' keenly awaited outset with the new artists. More artist announcements are coming soon.Follow Rakista Records here: https://linktr.ee/RakistaRecords 
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • 19 November 2021 - It is a time for music ascendancy. Rakista Records, a new independent label that is ahead of the curve, is expected to serve up a groundbreaking feast. Rakista Records will announce and bring to light the first revolutionary artists who will sign with them today, November 19, 2021, at 8 p.m., in a cutting-edge event. But who are these artists?Get down to brass tacks, hold your breath, and watch the artist signing, live via the Rakista Radio Facebook page. One thing is certain: these new artists are up to snuff; the rock community holds them in high regard. Stick a while and do not lose out on the opportunity to be a spectator of Rakista Records' keenly awaited outset with the new artists. More artist announcements are coming soon.Follow Rakista Records here: https://linktr.ee/RakistaRecords 
    Nov 19, 2021
  • 17 Nov 2021
    The emotional guitar-rock tune serves as the first single off their highly anticipated sophomore EPIt’s always the first cut that turns out to be the deepest, if not the most life-changing. Indie pop-rock outfit the vowels they orbit knows this by heart, and on their comeback single “Una,” waxing poetic about ‘the person that used to be your everything’ sounds more of an emotional cleansing than a retreading of the good old days.“No matter what you do, there is nothing that can replace your first,” said the acclaimed group. “Whether it’s your first love or your first day of school ever, there’s something special about the first time. It’s a relatable topic that Nikka, the songwriter and vocalist, felt the need to write about.”More mature musical directionTaking on a more mature musical direction with a grittier sound that extends beyond the charming weightlessness of their previous singles, “Una” is unapologetically brash and confrontational, but its sense of melodic resonance shines through the surface with exquisite vulnerability. The surging guitars and passionate vocals blow up into a calming eruption, as the anger and frustration reach for a bittersweet realization.“The guitars stand out the most in the track, which is a first for us,” vocalist and guitarist Nikka Melchor points out. “There’s minimal acoustic guitar, yet the two electric guitars playing harmoniously create a nostalgic feeling which we aimed for. ‘Una’ made use of a lot of different chords, as compared to our other 2-4 chord songs, resulting to more of a head bang than our usual head bop.”Production aspectsFor a song that is produced to feel the pain through the music even if the listener is not going through the same situation, producer Rye Sarmiento emphasizes the feeling of nostalgia with layers of instruments and usage of first takes, particularly the almost-raw vocal quality of Nikka Melchor. Sarmiento succeeds in translating the song’s vision into a wounded material through-and-through, resulting into compelling glimpses of regret, longing, and affection.Music video“Una” is also accompanied with a music video directed by raliug a.k.a. Daniel Aguilar. First time working with the young creative, the vowels they orbit shares that the entire process was such a breeze, and that its concept resonates with them on an intimate level.“The music video highlights distractions as a coping mechanism for the sudden longing of your Una,” the band shares in a statement. “You can leave your home, go see friends, and have a good time, but the memories of that person will always find a way to creep in.”Newfound successRecorded in Backdoor Studio during a 5-day lock-in session, “Una” serves as the first single off the vowels they orbit’s sophomore EP, soon to be released under Sony Music Philippines.Late last year, the vowels they orbit found renewed success after their hit single “Selos” made it to the official soundtrack of the globally renowned queer series, Gaya Sa Pelikula, directed by JP Habac (I’m Drunk I Love You) and produced by Globe Studios. To date, the soulful alt-pop track has racked up more than 2.4 million streams on Spotify alone, and has consistently enjoyed airplay on mainstream and alternative radio stations in the Philippines.the vowels they orbit’s “Una” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. 
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  • The emotional guitar-rock tune serves as the first single off their highly anticipated sophomore EPIt’s always the first cut that turns out to be the deepest, if not the most life-changing. Indie pop-rock outfit the vowels they orbit knows this by heart, and on their comeback single “Una,” waxing poetic about ‘the person that used to be your everything’ sounds more of an emotional cleansing than a retreading of the good old days.“No matter what you do, there is nothing that can replace your first,” said the acclaimed group. “Whether it’s your first love or your first day of school ever, there’s something special about the first time. It’s a relatable topic that Nikka, the songwriter and vocalist, felt the need to write about.”More mature musical directionTaking on a more mature musical direction with a grittier sound that extends beyond the charming weightlessness of their previous singles, “Una” is unapologetically brash and confrontational, but its sense of melodic resonance shines through the surface with exquisite vulnerability. The surging guitars and passionate vocals blow up into a calming eruption, as the anger and frustration reach for a bittersweet realization.“The guitars stand out the most in the track, which is a first for us,” vocalist and guitarist Nikka Melchor points out. “There’s minimal acoustic guitar, yet the two electric guitars playing harmoniously create a nostalgic feeling which we aimed for. ‘Una’ made use of a lot of different chords, as compared to our other 2-4 chord songs, resulting to more of a head bang than our usual head bop.”Production aspectsFor a song that is produced to feel the pain through the music even if the listener is not going through the same situation, producer Rye Sarmiento emphasizes the feeling of nostalgia with layers of instruments and usage of first takes, particularly the almost-raw vocal quality of Nikka Melchor. Sarmiento succeeds in translating the song’s vision into a wounded material through-and-through, resulting into compelling glimpses of regret, longing, and affection.Music video“Una” is also accompanied with a music video directed by raliug a.k.a. Daniel Aguilar. First time working with the young creative, the vowels they orbit shares that the entire process was such a breeze, and that its concept resonates with them on an intimate level.“The music video highlights distractions as a coping mechanism for the sudden longing of your Una,” the band shares in a statement. “You can leave your home, go see friends, and have a good time, but the memories of that person will always find a way to creep in.”Newfound successRecorded in Backdoor Studio during a 5-day lock-in session, “Una” serves as the first single off the vowels they orbit’s sophomore EP, soon to be released under Sony Music Philippines.Late last year, the vowels they orbit found renewed success after their hit single “Selos” made it to the official soundtrack of the globally renowned queer series, Gaya Sa Pelikula, directed by JP Habac (I’m Drunk I Love You) and produced by Globe Studios. To date, the soulful alt-pop track has racked up more than 2.4 million streams on Spotify alone, and has consistently enjoyed airplay on mainstream and alternative radio stations in the Philippines.the vowels they orbit’s “Una” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. 
    Nov 17, 2021
  • 17 Nov 2021
    AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC HAS ARRIVEDSTREAM: SILKSONIC.LNK.TO/AEWSS It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for all year: An Evening With Silk Sonic has arrived. Multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have finally dropped their debut album as Silk Sonic with help from special guest host Bootsy Collins. An Evening With Silk Sonic includes their three previously released charting hits “Leave The Door Open,” “Skate,” and “Smokin Out The Window” alongside 5 unreleased tracks. TRACKLIST:IntroLeave The Door OpenFly As MeAfter Last Night (W/ Thundercat & Bootsy Collins)Smokin Out The WindowPut On A Smile777SkateBlast Off ABOUT SILK SONIC:The seeds of the collaboration were planted in 2017 when Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars toured together on the European leg of his 24K Magic World Tour. One late-night jam session on the road unlocked immediate chemistry. Just before the world slipped into quarantine, Bruno called Anderson: “Remember that idea we had back in 2017? Let’s do it.” One studio session grew into to a months-long collaboration, culminating in the “setlist of doom.” Legendary Bootsy Collins christened Silk Sonic and came in as the “special guest host” for An Evening With Silk Sonic, their debut album. Silk Sonic introduced “Leave The Door Open” in March 2021 alongside an official music video directed by Mars and Florent Déchard, which won Best R&B Video and Best Editing at the 2021 MTV Music Video Awards. The track was followed by a hugely popular social media campaign, #LetSilkSonicThrive, which earned them a debut live performance at the GRAMMY® Awards (plus a powerful tribute to Little Richard) followed quickly by iconic live sets at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the BET Awards. “Leave The Door Open” became Silk Sonic’s first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two non-consecutive weeks at #1 and 18 consecutive weeks in the top 10. In the meantime, their infectious jingle co-written and performed for SelvaRey Rum amassed widescale praise over the summer. The duo then coasted into their sophomore release of “Skate,” which saw them glide into a second top 10 hit on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as it debuted at #4 and began as the genre’s best-selling song of the week. “Smokin Out The Window” arrived last week with Billboard noting how “Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars take it all the way back to the 1970s Soul Train era in the retro video. [It]finds them going through their choreo on an old school TV set while rocking wide lapel tuxedo jackets.” An Evening With Silk Sonic is out now.   What’s new, smooth as silk on the ears, and features two stars of R&B?BILLBOARDThe Seventies-soul-indebted ballad [“Leave The Door Open”] is extravagant, soft, slightly woozy, and just the right amount of winningly, winkingly ridiculous.ROLLING STONE“Skate” showcases the duo's ability to authentically reproduce sounds of Motown for today's contemporary audience, coupling modern melodies with classic retro rhythms and reverting to revered melodies, technique and instrumentation.NPR“Smokin Out The Window” is another charmingly campy but abundantly soulful jam, drawing on the extravagant, rich sounds of the ‘70s.NYLON CONNECT WITH SILK SONICWEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK | SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC CONNECT WITH BRUNO MARSWEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE CONNECT WITH ANDERSON .PAAKWEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE
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  • AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC HAS ARRIVEDSTREAM: SILKSONIC.LNK.TO/AEWSS It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for all year: An Evening With Silk Sonic has arrived. Multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have finally dropped their debut album as Silk Sonic with help from special guest host Bootsy Collins. An Evening With Silk Sonic includes their three previously released charting hits “Leave The Door Open,” “Skate,” and “Smokin Out The Window” alongside 5 unreleased tracks. TRACKLIST:IntroLeave The Door OpenFly As MeAfter Last Night (W/ Thundercat & Bootsy Collins)Smokin Out The WindowPut On A Smile777SkateBlast Off ABOUT SILK SONIC:The seeds of the collaboration were planted in 2017 when Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars toured together on the European leg of his 24K Magic World Tour. One late-night jam session on the road unlocked immediate chemistry. Just before the world slipped into quarantine, Bruno called Anderson: “Remember that idea we had back in 2017? Let’s do it.” One studio session grew into to a months-long collaboration, culminating in the “setlist of doom.” Legendary Bootsy Collins christened Silk Sonic and came in as the “special guest host” for An Evening With Silk Sonic, their debut album. Silk Sonic introduced “Leave The Door Open” in March 2021 alongside an official music video directed by Mars and Florent Déchard, which won Best R&B Video and Best Editing at the 2021 MTV Music Video Awards. The track was followed by a hugely popular social media campaign, #LetSilkSonicThrive, which earned them a debut live performance at the GRAMMY® Awards (plus a powerful tribute to Little Richard) followed quickly by iconic live sets at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the BET Awards. “Leave The Door Open” became Silk Sonic’s first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two non-consecutive weeks at #1 and 18 consecutive weeks in the top 10. In the meantime, their infectious jingle co-written and performed for SelvaRey Rum amassed widescale praise over the summer. The duo then coasted into their sophomore release of “Skate,” which saw them glide into a second top 10 hit on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as it debuted at #4 and began as the genre’s best-selling song of the week. “Smokin Out The Window” arrived last week with Billboard noting how “Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars take it all the way back to the 1970s Soul Train era in the retro video. [It]finds them going through their choreo on an old school TV set while rocking wide lapel tuxedo jackets.” An Evening With Silk Sonic is out now.   What’s new, smooth as silk on the ears, and features two stars of R&B?BILLBOARDThe Seventies-soul-indebted ballad [“Leave The Door Open”] is extravagant, soft, slightly woozy, and just the right amount of winningly, winkingly ridiculous.ROLLING STONE“Skate” showcases the duo's ability to authentically reproduce sounds of Motown for today's contemporary audience, coupling modern melodies with classic retro rhythms and reverting to revered melodies, technique and instrumentation.NPR“Smokin Out The Window” is another charmingly campy but abundantly soulful jam, drawing on the extravagant, rich sounds of the ‘70s.NYLON CONNECT WITH SILK SONICWEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK | SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC CONNECT WITH BRUNO MARSWEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE CONNECT WITH ANDERSON .PAAKWEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE
    Nov 17, 2021
  • 17 Nov 2021
      It’s a red drill! You unarguably remember everything too well, as Taylor Swift, one of the best-selling artists of all time, unfolded a heart-sinking short film of “All Too Well,” which was written and directed by none other than Taylor Swift herself.      The abounding visual and story of “All Too Well” was premiered last Friday in New York City and on YouTube - starring Sadie Sink (Stranger Things) and Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf). The two play as lovers who dwell in a roller-coaster relationship that would make you feel blue and leave your face like a wet weekend, as it vividly narrates their precious shared memories together.     It plays up scenes like where they danced around in the refrigerator light after an intense row, with a turning point of heart-wrenching part of making her feel like a secret that says, “You kept me like a secret but I kept you like an oath.” Their relationship eventually led to split up, because of an age gap, where she felt nothing but heartache, when she should have been having the best moment for her 21st birthday. It goes with an agonizing line that would tear your heart apart, “You said if we had been closer in age, maybe it would have been fine / And that made me want to die.” The film became more remarkable as Taylor makes a cameo scene as a future self of Sadie, at the end.     Taylor Swift's 3-month relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal is rumored to be the subject of "All Too Well." The song strenuously steps one's emotion, as fans speculated that the character portrayed by Sadie and Dylan has an age difference that is exactly identical to Taylor and Jake's age gap during their dating stage in 2010. Jake was 30 years old when he surfaced strolling around Brooklyn with a 20-year-old Taylor. The devoted fan theories continue, with the blue light from the refrigerator being interpreted as Jake Gyllenhaal's cold treatment of Taylor Swift during their relationship, and the sunlight from the window being interpreted as Taylor Swift's warm and affectionate love for him. Neither of them, however, has confirmed the rumors.         In a recent interview, Taylor explained the reason for this version of the song, “The challenge here was to do something that would honor a song that fans have really, sort of, anointed as their favorite song. They chose this.”   Her 10-minute version of the song is a genius lyrical piece that was originally released in 2012. On November 12th, the short film premiered along with the launch of “Red” (Taylor’s Version), breaking two iconic records: The most-streamed album in a day by a female; And the most-streamed female in a day in Spotify history. Taylor has re-recorded the album as part of her project to reclaim her master recordings after the controversy over the sale of original masters by her label Big Machine to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings.    All Too Well short film has been tagged as number 1 trending for music on YouTube after its release, garnering more than 34 million views with hundreds of thousands of comments from supportive fans.        ►Subscribe to Taylor Swift on YouTube: https://ts.lnk.to/subscribe    ►Exclusive Merch: taylorswift.lnk.to/store   ►Follow Taylor Swift online: Instagram: http://instagram.com/taylorswift   Facebook: http://facebook.com/taylorswift   Tumblr: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com   Twitter: http://twitter.com/taylorswift13   Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/taylorswift Website: http://www.taylorswift.com  
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  •   It’s a red drill! You unarguably remember everything too well, as Taylor Swift, one of the best-selling artists of all time, unfolded a heart-sinking short film of “All Too Well,” which was written and directed by none other than Taylor Swift herself.      The abounding visual and story of “All Too Well” was premiered last Friday in New York City and on YouTube - starring Sadie Sink (Stranger Things) and Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf). The two play as lovers who dwell in a roller-coaster relationship that would make you feel blue and leave your face like a wet weekend, as it vividly narrates their precious shared memories together.     It plays up scenes like where they danced around in the refrigerator light after an intense row, with a turning point of heart-wrenching part of making her feel like a secret that says, “You kept me like a secret but I kept you like an oath.” Their relationship eventually led to split up, because of an age gap, where she felt nothing but heartache, when she should have been having the best moment for her 21st birthday. It goes with an agonizing line that would tear your heart apart, “You said if we had been closer in age, maybe it would have been fine / And that made me want to die.” The film became more remarkable as Taylor makes a cameo scene as a future self of Sadie, at the end.     Taylor Swift's 3-month relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal is rumored to be the subject of "All Too Well." The song strenuously steps one's emotion, as fans speculated that the character portrayed by Sadie and Dylan has an age difference that is exactly identical to Taylor and Jake's age gap during their dating stage in 2010. Jake was 30 years old when he surfaced strolling around Brooklyn with a 20-year-old Taylor. The devoted fan theories continue, with the blue light from the refrigerator being interpreted as Jake Gyllenhaal's cold treatment of Taylor Swift during their relationship, and the sunlight from the window being interpreted as Taylor Swift's warm and affectionate love for him. Neither of them, however, has confirmed the rumors.         In a recent interview, Taylor explained the reason for this version of the song, “The challenge here was to do something that would honor a song that fans have really, sort of, anointed as their favorite song. They chose this.”   Her 10-minute version of the song is a genius lyrical piece that was originally released in 2012. On November 12th, the short film premiered along with the launch of “Red” (Taylor’s Version), breaking two iconic records: The most-streamed album in a day by a female; And the most-streamed female in a day in Spotify history. Taylor has re-recorded the album as part of her project to reclaim her master recordings after the controversy over the sale of original masters by her label Big Machine to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings.    All Too Well short film has been tagged as number 1 trending for music on YouTube after its release, garnering more than 34 million views with hundreds of thousands of comments from supportive fans.        ►Subscribe to Taylor Swift on YouTube: https://ts.lnk.to/subscribe    ►Exclusive Merch: taylorswift.lnk.to/store   ►Follow Taylor Swift online: Instagram: http://instagram.com/taylorswift   Facebook: http://facebook.com/taylorswift   Tumblr: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com   Twitter: http://twitter.com/taylorswift13   Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/taylorswift Website: http://www.taylorswift.com  
    Nov 17, 2021
  • 16 Nov 2021
    "Closer Than Before" by Lola Amour Featuring Clara Benin - out now!Closer Than Before is about loving, losing, and then taking a chance to reconnect.The thing about this song is that it wasn't written in one period.Part of the song was written in highschool, drawing inspiration from a newly rekindled relationship,while the rest was written seven years later in the same relationship.Now, in retrospect, this song tries to show how one would take the chance andhow they would interpret love and loss at different points in their lives.
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  • "Closer Than Before" by Lola Amour Featuring Clara Benin - out now!Closer Than Before is about loving, losing, and then taking a chance to reconnect.The thing about this song is that it wasn't written in one period.Part of the song was written in highschool, drawing inspiration from a newly rekindled relationship,while the rest was written seven years later in the same relationship.Now, in retrospect, this song tries to show how one would take the chance andhow they would interpret love and loss at different points in their lives.
    Nov 16, 2021
  • 12 Nov 2021
    Carissa, the jack of all trades, has finally made an official music video for her song "Pwede Ba," which was released under the Tower of Doom Music label. The music video was exuding with visuals from the 90's style that were brought back in a modern way of her charisma, where she even displayed her dancing talent. The song is about a girl who steals a secret glance in the hopes of catching the attention of and falling in love together with the guy that she likes. Carissa Ramos is a bass monster who can do it all. She was a former bassist for the band Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, and she even performed for the Pinoy rock legend Ely Buendia. Carissa's talent does not stop there; she is also a budding actress, having appeared in December Avenue's "Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-ibig" music video.Everyone can agree, based on that remark, that she is an all-rounder artist. Carissa's outgoing personality and ability to have fun drew the fans into her even more.  Watch "Pwede Ba" here!
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • Carissa, the jack of all trades, has finally made an official music video for her song "Pwede Ba," which was released under the Tower of Doom Music label. The music video was exuding with visuals from the 90's style that were brought back in a modern way of her charisma, where she even displayed her dancing talent. The song is about a girl who steals a secret glance in the hopes of catching the attention of and falling in love together with the guy that she likes. Carissa Ramos is a bass monster who can do it all. She was a former bassist for the band Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, and she even performed for the Pinoy rock legend Ely Buendia. Carissa's talent does not stop there; she is also a budding actress, having appeared in December Avenue's "Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-ibig" music video.Everyone can agree, based on that remark, that she is an all-rounder artist. Carissa's outgoing personality and ability to have fun drew the fans into her even more.  Watch "Pwede Ba" here!
    Nov 12, 2021
  • 09 Nov 2021
    A four-piece band that has a spectacular and versatile music language that you will easily submerge into - Gracenote is as unique as a blue diamond, whose music’s identity paints a distinct yet outstanding piece of sound.Straight from their latest album ‘Small World’, which happens to be their third, the “Invisible” music video highlights the statement “I’m invisible when I’m with you” that resonates how her love for someone leaves her nothing and results in doom. You can clearly hear how the instrumental sound is well-incorporated and well-flavored with the meaning and overall aspect of the track. Invisible is just one of the masterpieces of Gracenote’s third album that strongly reverberates their intended music that is fresh and diverse. According to the band, ‘Small World’ tracks are the outcome of auspiciously elevating their game to the next level. They define Small World as a meaning of how music bridges that perceived big world. The album was released last February 29, 2020, but due to the restrictions the pandemic has posed, the supposed band’s significant album launch was curtailed. “Sobrang laki ng universe but music is here to connect people and make the world smaller, especially now that we have social media. That’s also how we keep on evolving as a group.” Looking back, Gracenote originally started by jamming together and joining various band competitions, as students at St. Scholastica’s College of Music. They were discovered when they performed in the Nescafe’s Soundskool, a band competition held in 2008. Since then, they have been beating the same harmony with every stage they take on. The synco-pop-punk-electro-rock band is being led by Eunice Jorge - a woman who has it all: a singer, songwriter, pianist, and violinist. She formed Gracenote along with her fellow consummate musicians - bass player Jazz Jorge, drummer EJ Pichay, and guitarist Tatsi Jamnague, who last joined them and completed the group’s music element.  Gracenote made their official debut in 2013 with “First Movement” which was produced by Soupstar Entertainment. Some of their known songs are When I Dream About You, Bakit Ganyan Ka?, Baso At Bote, Minsan Lang Naman, Pause, and many more.  Their journey to the rock field is the seventh heaven that it is just recently when they celebrated their 13th anniversary. Time flies so fast! Cheers to more years with Gracenote!Stream the album here: https://backl.ink/120957093 ►Follow Gracenote onlineFacebook: https://facebook.com/Gracenote6Twitter: https://twitter.com/GracenotePHInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracenotejam/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gracenoteph►Subscribe to Gracenote on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2zF4RTj►Official Merch: https://bit.ly/2XVBggy►For bookings and inquiries:Management: Soupstar MusicEmail: [email protected]: www.soupstar.ph 
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • A four-piece band that has a spectacular and versatile music language that you will easily submerge into - Gracenote is as unique as a blue diamond, whose music’s identity paints a distinct yet outstanding piece of sound.Straight from their latest album ‘Small World’, which happens to be their third, the “Invisible” music video highlights the statement “I’m invisible when I’m with you” that resonates how her love for someone leaves her nothing and results in doom. You can clearly hear how the instrumental sound is well-incorporated and well-flavored with the meaning and overall aspect of the track. Invisible is just one of the masterpieces of Gracenote’s third album that strongly reverberates their intended music that is fresh and diverse. According to the band, ‘Small World’ tracks are the outcome of auspiciously elevating their game to the next level. They define Small World as a meaning of how music bridges that perceived big world. The album was released last February 29, 2020, but due to the restrictions the pandemic has posed, the supposed band’s significant album launch was curtailed. “Sobrang laki ng universe but music is here to connect people and make the world smaller, especially now that we have social media. That’s also how we keep on evolving as a group.” Looking back, Gracenote originally started by jamming together and joining various band competitions, as students at St. Scholastica’s College of Music. They were discovered when they performed in the Nescafe’s Soundskool, a band competition held in 2008. Since then, they have been beating the same harmony with every stage they take on. The synco-pop-punk-electro-rock band is being led by Eunice Jorge - a woman who has it all: a singer, songwriter, pianist, and violinist. She formed Gracenote along with her fellow consummate musicians - bass player Jazz Jorge, drummer EJ Pichay, and guitarist Tatsi Jamnague, who last joined them and completed the group’s music element.  Gracenote made their official debut in 2013 with “First Movement” which was produced by Soupstar Entertainment. Some of their known songs are When I Dream About You, Bakit Ganyan Ka?, Baso At Bote, Minsan Lang Naman, Pause, and many more.  Their journey to the rock field is the seventh heaven that it is just recently when they celebrated their 13th anniversary. Time flies so fast! Cheers to more years with Gracenote!Stream the album here: https://backl.ink/120957093 ►Follow Gracenote onlineFacebook: https://facebook.com/Gracenote6Twitter: https://twitter.com/GracenotePHInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracenotejam/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gracenoteph►Subscribe to Gracenote on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2zF4RTj►Official Merch: https://bit.ly/2XVBggy►For bookings and inquiries:Management: Soupstar MusicEmail: [email protected]: www.soupstar.ph 
    Nov 09, 2021
  • 02 Nov 2021
    It is beyond the shadow of a doubt that music has been invariably producing an exquisite harmony and form with passion. Its aspects of powerful red-blooded beats, riveting melodies, and consuming lyrics always have that unexplainable factor that could dig deeper into the spirit and mirror one’s soul. Undeniably, it is a story that has its beginning but has no end, for it is likely that anyone would want to be forever immersed by it. A person who has an indestructible rope and deep connection with music - John Borja has long realized his never-ending passion for singing at a young age when he was still based in Cebu. It was an epoch when he tasted the mouthwatering flavor that music could give to him. Even after moving to Manila in 2005, his passion never once halted - until he met the people who had the same interests as him and ignited the Radical Faith, and created songs together, emphasizing that faith was what made them radical. After his noteworthy experience with them, John Borja decided to depart from the band to explore the different genres as a musician. He then, later on, formed another aptitude band called StereoHead, a group of individuals who performed in pub under-scoring Alternative 90’s music. Accentuating genres such as Punk, Metal, Pop Rock, Alternative, and among others - you could say that he is a huge freak of nature, who has an uncommon and extraordinary talent for singing.  John’s vocals are a hell of a ride; he could transcend from melodic to a heavy style of singing; his raspy voice is a style that is ultimately one of a kind.  His music is greatly influenced by adept bands like Slapshock, Linkin Park, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Bee Gees, and even Stone Temple Pilots.  Speaking of the crackerjack band, Stone Temple Pilots, who are best known for their amazing tracks Interstate Love Song, Plush, Creep, and Wicked Garden - it was February of 2016 when the remaining members' Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz announced that they will be seeking a new frontman. After a month the auditions began, John recorded and uploaded a series of entry videos on Youtube highlighting his medley of STP songs, and it gained massive views.  Out of all the 22,000 participants all over the world, John got an exceptional call from STP’s guitarist, Dean DeLeo, and got invited to Los Angeles, California, where he performed some gigs with the band that he looked up to - it was considered as the pinnacle and surreal event in his life. Despite not being picked as the new Stone Temple Pilots’ vocalist, him being the top candidate and his first-hand experience with them was one of the dreams that he successfully achieved as a musician.  John has always been enwrapped to find his best range, he wanted to reach the peak of high tune of note just like Chester Bennington’s that possessed a three-octave tenor vocal range. His interminable diligence in his craft is as clear as crystal that no wonder his vocals are superior. He recorded a demo of Linkin Park’s Numb and Leave Out All The Rest with Rene Serna, which has gotten the full attention of Slapshock’s former members Lean Ansing and Chi Evora.  And the tale of Chelsea Alley then started. The four brilliant artists John Borja, Lean Ansing, Chi Evora, and Ariel Lumanlan have come together to blow your ears and put you on the edge of your seat with their music.  A ripple of excitement to the birth of music’s knights, Chelsea Alley! FB Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/[email protected]@chelseaalleyphYoutubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/[email protected]@Chelsea.Alley.PH 
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • It is beyond the shadow of a doubt that music has been invariably producing an exquisite harmony and form with passion. Its aspects of powerful red-blooded beats, riveting melodies, and consuming lyrics always have that unexplainable factor that could dig deeper into the spirit and mirror one’s soul. Undeniably, it is a story that has its beginning but has no end, for it is likely that anyone would want to be forever immersed by it. A person who has an indestructible rope and deep connection with music - John Borja has long realized his never-ending passion for singing at a young age when he was still based in Cebu. It was an epoch when he tasted the mouthwatering flavor that music could give to him. Even after moving to Manila in 2005, his passion never once halted - until he met the people who had the same interests as him and ignited the Radical Faith, and created songs together, emphasizing that faith was what made them radical. After his noteworthy experience with them, John Borja decided to depart from the band to explore the different genres as a musician. He then, later on, formed another aptitude band called StereoHead, a group of individuals who performed in pub under-scoring Alternative 90’s music. Accentuating genres such as Punk, Metal, Pop Rock, Alternative, and among others - you could say that he is a huge freak of nature, who has an uncommon and extraordinary talent for singing.  John’s vocals are a hell of a ride; he could transcend from melodic to a heavy style of singing; his raspy voice is a style that is ultimately one of a kind.  His music is greatly influenced by adept bands like Slapshock, Linkin Park, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Bee Gees, and even Stone Temple Pilots.  Speaking of the crackerjack band, Stone Temple Pilots, who are best known for their amazing tracks Interstate Love Song, Plush, Creep, and Wicked Garden - it was February of 2016 when the remaining members' Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz announced that they will be seeking a new frontman. After a month the auditions began, John recorded and uploaded a series of entry videos on Youtube highlighting his medley of STP songs, and it gained massive views.  Out of all the 22,000 participants all over the world, John got an exceptional call from STP’s guitarist, Dean DeLeo, and got invited to Los Angeles, California, where he performed some gigs with the band that he looked up to - it was considered as the pinnacle and surreal event in his life. Despite not being picked as the new Stone Temple Pilots’ vocalist, him being the top candidate and his first-hand experience with them was one of the dreams that he successfully achieved as a musician.  John has always been enwrapped to find his best range, he wanted to reach the peak of high tune of note just like Chester Bennington’s that possessed a three-octave tenor vocal range. His interminable diligence in his craft is as clear as crystal that no wonder his vocals are superior. He recorded a demo of Linkin Park’s Numb and Leave Out All The Rest with Rene Serna, which has gotten the full attention of Slapshock’s former members Lean Ansing and Chi Evora.  And the tale of Chelsea Alley then started. The four brilliant artists John Borja, Lean Ansing, Chi Evora, and Ariel Lumanlan have come together to blow your ears and put you on the edge of your seat with their music.  A ripple of excitement to the birth of music’s knights, Chelsea Alley! FB Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/[email protected]@chelseaalleyphYoutubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/[email protected]@Chelsea.Alley.PH 
    Nov 02, 2021
  • 29 Oct 2021
     There is no denying that Hannah Pangilinan is a superbly talented and unconventional star in the making. The young singer-songwriter continues her musical journey this year with the release of her brand-new EP called Phases, out this #NewMusicFriday. Since her 2018 debut as a musician, Hannah has been focusing on solidifying herself as a genuinely revered OPM artist of her generation.   Embracing a broader explorative path on her musicality, Hannah treats you with her mesmeric new track “Hinto”, which endearingly asks you — when was the last time you let yourself rest? When was the last time you could truly feel you’re free from worries and just savoring the minutes to just relax and breathe? Evident in lines “kailan ka huling walang ginawa / parang ang dami mong kinakarga”, this new song reminds the listeners that it’s never wrong to chill and take a second to observe your thoughts, of course to the tune of its uncanny pop vibe highlighting Hannah’s soothing vocals. “Hinto” is also accompanied by a freshly released official lyric video. Another noteworthy new English track is “Nothing”, surging with youthfulness, kaleidoscopic melodies and easy-listening lyrics. Of course, this five-track debut EP includes her previously released singles “Limits”, “’Pag Nandiyan” and “All The Way”, her collaboration with Rico Blanco.  It turns out the world needed some cathartic stories through Hannah Pangilinan’s mind and musicality. This latest offering is indeed a breath of fresh air and a beacon of good vibes that’s truly worth-praising. Phases EP is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  •  There is no denying that Hannah Pangilinan is a superbly talented and unconventional star in the making. The young singer-songwriter continues her musical journey this year with the release of her brand-new EP called Phases, out this #NewMusicFriday. Since her 2018 debut as a musician, Hannah has been focusing on solidifying herself as a genuinely revered OPM artist of her generation.   Embracing a broader explorative path on her musicality, Hannah treats you with her mesmeric new track “Hinto”, which endearingly asks you — when was the last time you let yourself rest? When was the last time you could truly feel you’re free from worries and just savoring the minutes to just relax and breathe? Evident in lines “kailan ka huling walang ginawa / parang ang dami mong kinakarga”, this new song reminds the listeners that it’s never wrong to chill and take a second to observe your thoughts, of course to the tune of its uncanny pop vibe highlighting Hannah’s soothing vocals. “Hinto” is also accompanied by a freshly released official lyric video. Another noteworthy new English track is “Nothing”, surging with youthfulness, kaleidoscopic melodies and easy-listening lyrics. Of course, this five-track debut EP includes her previously released singles “Limits”, “’Pag Nandiyan” and “All The Way”, her collaboration with Rico Blanco.  It turns out the world needed some cathartic stories through Hannah Pangilinan’s mind and musicality. This latest offering is indeed a breath of fresh air and a beacon of good vibes that’s truly worth-praising. Phases EP is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.  
    Oct 29, 2021
  • 28 Oct 2021
    The Filipino singer-songwriter’s latest song will be part of her upcoming 2022 EPFilipino singer-songwriter syd hartha returns to her roots on the stripped-down single “kung nag-aatubili.”The folk-pop tune will be part of her upcoming 5-track EP to be released in the first quarter of 2022, and serves as her first original material for 2021 after contributing vocals for Tokimeki Records’ city pop-inspired “Carnival” and participating in Coke Studio Season 4.According to the 19-year-old artist, “kung nag-aatubili” reflects her complicated attitude towards romantic relationships and intimacy, which stemmed from the traumatic experiences that she endured during her younger years. “I wrote this song a long time ago when I realized that I was starting to like someone, and I was already starting to let that person in my world, little by little,” syd admits. “Back then it just didn't feel right, and I feared the idea of getting to know me deeply and everything I’ve become. Looking at it in the present, I figured that these feelings are a by-product of the inner wounds, and my inability to move forward from the things that happened in the past. This also serves as an important lesson to me, that when I decide to commit to love someone, I should love them for who they are now, and accept them for what they’ve been through.”Dialing back her sound to its bare essentials without sacrificing her newfound maturity in songwriting, syd hartha has penned another understatedly beautiful track that feels more introspective than her usual confessional entries.Marked by warm, laid-back guitar arrangements and soothing vocals, “kung nag-aatubili” starts restrained but assured of its exquisiteness, and builds into a musical wanderlust towards the end. In terms of production, her goal is to make it as raw and intimate as possible, arriving with the promise of a home—strong, unapologetic, but comfortable in her own shedding.The song will be accompanied by a music video slated to be released in the coming weeks. The visual treatment is conceptualized by syd herself, who in turn, wants to make the storytelling mirror her personal truths. “For this music video, Swimming Pictures helped me execute my own ideas and it was amazing working with them,” says the folk-pop act.“kung nag-aatubili” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. The lyric video is available here.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • The Filipino singer-songwriter’s latest song will be part of her upcoming 2022 EPFilipino singer-songwriter syd hartha returns to her roots on the stripped-down single “kung nag-aatubili.”The folk-pop tune will be part of her upcoming 5-track EP to be released in the first quarter of 2022, and serves as her first original material for 2021 after contributing vocals for Tokimeki Records’ city pop-inspired “Carnival” and participating in Coke Studio Season 4.According to the 19-year-old artist, “kung nag-aatubili” reflects her complicated attitude towards romantic relationships and intimacy, which stemmed from the traumatic experiences that she endured during her younger years. “I wrote this song a long time ago when I realized that I was starting to like someone, and I was already starting to let that person in my world, little by little,” syd admits. “Back then it just didn't feel right, and I feared the idea of getting to know me deeply and everything I’ve become. Looking at it in the present, I figured that these feelings are a by-product of the inner wounds, and my inability to move forward from the things that happened in the past. This also serves as an important lesson to me, that when I decide to commit to love someone, I should love them for who they are now, and accept them for what they’ve been through.”Dialing back her sound to its bare essentials without sacrificing her newfound maturity in songwriting, syd hartha has penned another understatedly beautiful track that feels more introspective than her usual confessional entries.Marked by warm, laid-back guitar arrangements and soothing vocals, “kung nag-aatubili” starts restrained but assured of its exquisiteness, and builds into a musical wanderlust towards the end. In terms of production, her goal is to make it as raw and intimate as possible, arriving with the promise of a home—strong, unapologetic, but comfortable in her own shedding.The song will be accompanied by a music video slated to be released in the coming weeks. The visual treatment is conceptualized by syd herself, who in turn, wants to make the storytelling mirror her personal truths. “For this music video, Swimming Pictures helped me execute my own ideas and it was amazing working with them,” says the folk-pop act.“kung nag-aatubili” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. The lyric video is available here.
    Oct 28, 2021
  • 28 Oct 2021
    The 7-piece Filipino indie rock band, Cheats, have just released the music video for their newest track, “Hakbang” - starring the one and only, Piolo Pascual.Directed by Quark Henares, the one-shot visual captures an overall detailed scene of the single setting. Through an excellent acting performance of the character portrayed by Piolo, the black-and-white scheme rightfully sets the tone and evokes the emotions of the entire music video.  “I just wanted to write a song that reflects what a couple goes through during quarantine,” in consonance with the nucleus of the band, Jim Bacarro. The track “Hakbang” is part of Cheats’ forthcoming third studio album, where Bacarro expressed his enthusiasm towards its nearing launch. “For the first time ever, we’re just thinking about music,” as per his statement. “We don’t have to worry about all the other stuff.”  Cheats is an indie rock band brought forth in 2013 by Jim Bacarro after the disperse of his band, ‘Ernville’ with Manny, Jim, and Ernest. Cheats’ members include Sab Magalona, Candy Gamos, Manny Tanglao, Kyle Quismundo, Enzo Hermosa, and Jason Caballa. In one of the old interviews with One Music PH, Candy playfully revealed that the band’s name came from their collective love for video games. The band describe themselves as “a collective of couch potato strung together by video games, melodrama, and rock anthems. With influences ranging from LCD Soundsystem to Radiohead and the Spice Girls, Cheats sets out to create sweet melodies with a bitter aftertaste. In short, they want to make people dance all night before crying on the ride home,” in accordance with Francis Reyes of Bandwagon Asia.They have worked with talented artists such as Raymund Marasigan and Ely Buendia. Cheats even made it to perform at Singapore’s Laneway Music Festival. Their self-titled famed debut album was released in 2015, followed by their second album Before the Babies, in 2017. Follow Cheats on Spotify:https://Cheats.lnk.to/Spotify Follow Cheats on:https://Cheats.lnk.to/Facebookhttps://Cheats.lnk.to/Instagramhttps://Cheats.lnk.to/Twitterhttps://Cheats.lnk.to/Youtube
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • The 7-piece Filipino indie rock band, Cheats, have just released the music video for their newest track, “Hakbang” - starring the one and only, Piolo Pascual.Directed by Quark Henares, the one-shot visual captures an overall detailed scene of the single setting. Through an excellent acting performance of the character portrayed by Piolo, the black-and-white scheme rightfully sets the tone and evokes the emotions of the entire music video.  “I just wanted to write a song that reflects what a couple goes through during quarantine,” in consonance with the nucleus of the band, Jim Bacarro. The track “Hakbang” is part of Cheats’ forthcoming third studio album, where Bacarro expressed his enthusiasm towards its nearing launch. “For the first time ever, we’re just thinking about music,” as per his statement. “We don’t have to worry about all the other stuff.”  Cheats is an indie rock band brought forth in 2013 by Jim Bacarro after the disperse of his band, ‘Ernville’ with Manny, Jim, and Ernest. Cheats’ members include Sab Magalona, Candy Gamos, Manny Tanglao, Kyle Quismundo, Enzo Hermosa, and Jason Caballa. In one of the old interviews with One Music PH, Candy playfully revealed that the band’s name came from their collective love for video games. The band describe themselves as “a collective of couch potato strung together by video games, melodrama, and rock anthems. With influences ranging from LCD Soundsystem to Radiohead and the Spice Girls, Cheats sets out to create sweet melodies with a bitter aftertaste. In short, they want to make people dance all night before crying on the ride home,” in accordance with Francis Reyes of Bandwagon Asia.They have worked with talented artists such as Raymund Marasigan and Ely Buendia. Cheats even made it to perform at Singapore’s Laneway Music Festival. Their self-titled famed debut album was released in 2015, followed by their second album Before the Babies, in 2017. Follow Cheats on Spotify:https://Cheats.lnk.to/Spotify Follow Cheats on:https://Cheats.lnk.to/Facebookhttps://Cheats.lnk.to/Instagramhttps://Cheats.lnk.to/Twitterhttps://Cheats.lnk.to/Youtube
    Oct 28, 2021
  • 25 Oct 2021
    DURAN DURAN release their fantastic new album ‘FUTURE PAST’ on TAPE MODERN via BMG - BUY NOW/LISTEN HERE. Enrolling the help of some of the most exciting names of the last 50 years, with ‘FUTURE PAST’ Duran Duran has delivered another incredible genre-spanning piece of work that once again sets them apart from the pack. Working alongside DJ / producer Erol Alkan and pioneering Italian composer / producer Giorgio Moroder, the band has enlisted the help of some of the most unexpected and inspiring names in pop - including ‘Queen of Drill’ Ivorian Doll on ‘HAMMERHEAD’ and Japan’s CHAI on ‘MORE JOY!’.  In addition, Blur’s Graham Coxon co-wrote and lends his guitar to several tracks on the record and David Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson adds an exquisite sonic layer to album closer ‘FALLING’. The record, which was recorded across studios in London and LA over lockdown, also features long-time collaborator Mark Ronson who co-wrote and played on ‘WING’, with mixing coming from Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. The album also includes the darkly subtle but incredibly catchy ‘GIVE IT ALL UP’ featuring Swedish hitmaker TOVE LO. Tapping into Tove’s left-leaning pop influence, with synth melodies showcasing Nick Rhodes at his very best. Watch the visualiser here. On the collaboration Tove Lo said; “It was such an honour for me to join these legends on this amazing album and tune. Getting to sing along to Simon’s voice was pretty surreal. I’m also a big fan of Erol Alkan so I was very excited to hear he was producing the track! It’s that kind of emotional song that keeps building in desperation and energy so you wanna dance and cry to it at the same time. My favourite kind!”  Speaking from London, bass guitarist John Taylor said: “‘Give it All Up’ was written at Flood’s London studio with Graham Coxon on guitar and Erol Alkan in the producer chair. Out of all the songs on the new album it is the most influenced by alternative minimalist dance music. About this song a friend of mine commented: ‘It sounds like future past..’ hence the album title. Tove Lo came on board after we thought we had put the song to bed, but she loved it and wanted to participate. Who could resist? And we all felt without a doubt she took the song to a new level, bringing a back and forth perspective that delivers a deeper understanding to the lyrics. It’s really about commitment, to ideas and other people, and how difficult it can sometimes be to honor them both simultaneously.” Ahead of the album release this week the band released the spectacular video for album track ‘ANNIVERSARY’; directed by the legendary Alison Jackson and featuring ‘celebrity’ appearances from the likes of Elton John, The Queen, Daniel Craig, Lady Gaga and Dolly Parton. The video sees the band partying with ‘famous’ friends at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire and even includes a young version of the band performing.  The band celebrated the imminent release of ‘FUTURE PAST’ with a special livestream event via Dreamstage, with the band taking part in a live Q&A and revealing untold stories about their time together. They were joined by Alison Jackson for the global premiere of ‘Double Take’ – a half-hour documentary film by award-winning director, Gerry Fox and Una Burnand that gives viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the artistry and hard work that went into making the band’s sensational music video for ‘ANNIVERSARY’. Watch the trailer here. The performance will be replayable for a 72-hour VOD period from Oct 21st. Watch now. September saw the pop legends headline the Isle of Wight Festival as well as two incredible sold out hometown shows in Birmingham. They also appeared last Saturday on the first episode of the brand new Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, performing single ‘ANNIVERSARY’ which currently sits on the A-list on BBC Radio 2.  ‘FUTURE PAST’ is available on all digital platforms here, as well as in a variety of physical formats: standard CD, cassette, a limited edition deluxe hardback book CD featuring three additional tracks, and coloured vinyl here.  It will also be available in immersive Sony 360 Reality Audio on Amazon Music HD, TIDAL HiFi, and Deezer HiFi. Video for ‘ANNIVERSARY’ HEREVisualizer for ‘TONIGHT UNITED’HEREVideo for ‘MORE JOY!’ feat. CHAIHEREVideo for ‘INVISIBLE’HERE BUY/STREAM ‘FUTURE PAST’ NOWINVISIBLEALL OF YOUGIVE IT ALL UP (Feat. Tove Lo)ANNIVERSARYFUTURE PASTBEAUTIFUL LIESTONIGHT UNITEDWINGNOTHING LESSHAMMERHEAD (Feat. Ivorian Doll)MORE JOY! (Feat. CHAI)FALLING (Feat. Mike Garson)
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • DURAN DURAN release their fantastic new album ‘FUTURE PAST’ on TAPE MODERN via BMG - BUY NOW/LISTEN HERE. Enrolling the help of some of the most exciting names of the last 50 years, with ‘FUTURE PAST’ Duran Duran has delivered another incredible genre-spanning piece of work that once again sets them apart from the pack. Working alongside DJ / producer Erol Alkan and pioneering Italian composer / producer Giorgio Moroder, the band has enlisted the help of some of the most unexpected and inspiring names in pop - including ‘Queen of Drill’ Ivorian Doll on ‘HAMMERHEAD’ and Japan’s CHAI on ‘MORE JOY!’.  In addition, Blur’s Graham Coxon co-wrote and lends his guitar to several tracks on the record and David Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson adds an exquisite sonic layer to album closer ‘FALLING’. The record, which was recorded across studios in London and LA over lockdown, also features long-time collaborator Mark Ronson who co-wrote and played on ‘WING’, with mixing coming from Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. The album also includes the darkly subtle but incredibly catchy ‘GIVE IT ALL UP’ featuring Swedish hitmaker TOVE LO. Tapping into Tove’s left-leaning pop influence, with synth melodies showcasing Nick Rhodes at his very best. Watch the visualiser here. On the collaboration Tove Lo said; “It was such an honour for me to join these legends on this amazing album and tune. Getting to sing along to Simon’s voice was pretty surreal. I’m also a big fan of Erol Alkan so I was very excited to hear he was producing the track! It’s that kind of emotional song that keeps building in desperation and energy so you wanna dance and cry to it at the same time. My favourite kind!”  Speaking from London, bass guitarist John Taylor said: “‘Give it All Up’ was written at Flood’s London studio with Graham Coxon on guitar and Erol Alkan in the producer chair. Out of all the songs on the new album it is the most influenced by alternative minimalist dance music. About this song a friend of mine commented: ‘It sounds like future past..’ hence the album title. Tove Lo came on board after we thought we had put the song to bed, but she loved it and wanted to participate. Who could resist? And we all felt without a doubt she took the song to a new level, bringing a back and forth perspective that delivers a deeper understanding to the lyrics. It’s really about commitment, to ideas and other people, and how difficult it can sometimes be to honor them both simultaneously.” Ahead of the album release this week the band released the spectacular video for album track ‘ANNIVERSARY’; directed by the legendary Alison Jackson and featuring ‘celebrity’ appearances from the likes of Elton John, The Queen, Daniel Craig, Lady Gaga and Dolly Parton. The video sees the band partying with ‘famous’ friends at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire and even includes a young version of the band performing.  The band celebrated the imminent release of ‘FUTURE PAST’ with a special livestream event via Dreamstage, with the band taking part in a live Q&A and revealing untold stories about their time together. They were joined by Alison Jackson for the global premiere of ‘Double Take’ – a half-hour documentary film by award-winning director, Gerry Fox and Una Burnand that gives viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the artistry and hard work that went into making the band’s sensational music video for ‘ANNIVERSARY’. Watch the trailer here. The performance will be replayable for a 72-hour VOD period from Oct 21st. Watch now. September saw the pop legends headline the Isle of Wight Festival as well as two incredible sold out hometown shows in Birmingham. They also appeared last Saturday on the first episode of the brand new Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, performing single ‘ANNIVERSARY’ which currently sits on the A-list on BBC Radio 2.  ‘FUTURE PAST’ is available on all digital platforms here, as well as in a variety of physical formats: standard CD, cassette, a limited edition deluxe hardback book CD featuring three additional tracks, and coloured vinyl here.  It will also be available in immersive Sony 360 Reality Audio on Amazon Music HD, TIDAL HiFi, and Deezer HiFi. Video for ‘ANNIVERSARY’ HEREVisualizer for ‘TONIGHT UNITED’HEREVideo for ‘MORE JOY!’ feat. CHAIHEREVideo for ‘INVISIBLE’HERE BUY/STREAM ‘FUTURE PAST’ NOWINVISIBLEALL OF YOUGIVE IT ALL UP (Feat. Tove Lo)ANNIVERSARYFUTURE PASTBEAUTIFUL LIESTONIGHT UNITEDWINGNOTHING LESSHAMMERHEAD (Feat. Ivorian Doll)MORE JOY! (Feat. CHAI)FALLING (Feat. Mike Garson)
    Oct 25, 2021
  • 25 Oct 2021
    HONNE have released their much-anticipated new album, ‘Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do?’ – a record that celebrates a new era of music from one of the UK’s most inventive and original outfits. ‘Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do?’ forms HONNE’s third studio album following critically acclaimed LPs, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ (2016) and ‘Love Me / Love Me Not’ (2018), as well as ‘no song without you’ – a surprise 14-track mixtape released last summer.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • HONNE have released their much-anticipated new album, ‘Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do?’ – a record that celebrates a new era of music from one of the UK’s most inventive and original outfits. ‘Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do?’ forms HONNE’s third studio album following critically acclaimed LPs, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ (2016) and ‘Love Me / Love Me Not’ (2018), as well as ‘no song without you’ – a surprise 14-track mixtape released last summer.
    Oct 25, 2021
  • 23 Oct 2021
      Art by CLMRarts     A heart-melting triple collaboration!    Who would have thought that the combination of CLR, Awi Columna, and Yoh Andrada would insanely be a feast for the ears - you will directly be struck by cupid’s arrow! “Walang Wakas” is a song that both serenades and tugs one’s heart. With its classic and soothing sound, anyone would be swept off their feet.  The three musicians have gotten the blend just right: Chester Lalinjaman Romo, a.k.a CLR, embarks his one-of-a-kind style of rapping with his melodic voice that can turn any track into an LSS one; Awi Columna lights his drop-dead vocals that add a flavor to the piece; Anthony Jay, or simply known as Yoh Andrada takes out a surprising, calming, and an expressive part that certainly made the song even more appealing.    With their vocals being put into one setting, the song just simply produces an overflowing wave of lullaby and ray of sunshine that gently stroke listeners’ emotions. Under the direction of Ephraim Abarca, the music video, with its eloquent lyrics give off an intoxicating feeling of going far from being with the right person. It leaves a piece that love is a bottomless well - it never runs out and that it lasts forever. The three really guaranteed a song that would lead you off the cliff.    Support local!  
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  •   Art by CLMRarts     A heart-melting triple collaboration!    Who would have thought that the combination of CLR, Awi Columna, and Yoh Andrada would insanely be a feast for the ears - you will directly be struck by cupid’s arrow! “Walang Wakas” is a song that both serenades and tugs one’s heart. With its classic and soothing sound, anyone would be swept off their feet.  The three musicians have gotten the blend just right: Chester Lalinjaman Romo, a.k.a CLR, embarks his one-of-a-kind style of rapping with his melodic voice that can turn any track into an LSS one; Awi Columna lights his drop-dead vocals that add a flavor to the piece; Anthony Jay, or simply known as Yoh Andrada takes out a surprising, calming, and an expressive part that certainly made the song even more appealing.    With their vocals being put into one setting, the song just simply produces an overflowing wave of lullaby and ray of sunshine that gently stroke listeners’ emotions. Under the direction of Ephraim Abarca, the music video, with its eloquent lyrics give off an intoxicating feeling of going far from being with the right person. It leaves a piece that love is a bottomless well - it never runs out and that it lasts forever. The three really guaranteed a song that would lead you off the cliff.    Support local!  
    Oct 23, 2021
  • 22 Oct 2021
    Dreams Do Come True: Gloc-9 and Aspiring Singer Collabs to Fulfill Life Goals With the uncertainty of the times, it's good to plan ahead to ensure a decent future and it was with God's grace that our Favorite Makata crossed paths with the husband and wife tandem of Grace and Louie Cristobal, owners of Alkaviva Waters Philippines. Not only did Gloc-9 gain new friends and business partners, it also provided him a new inspiration for a new song and an opportunity to help someone fulfill a lifelong dream."Maulit Man" was penned based on the  incredible love story of the Cristobal’s who faced seemingly insurmountable odds as a family and surviving life's curve balls founded on the strength of their love. With Gloc-9 celebrating his birthday this October, "Maulit Man" will likewise be his natal day single. But what makes this song extra special was the vocal participation of PECEngr. Marie Grace Quintero Cristobal.Upon learning about her dream of becoming a recording artist, Gloc-9 had no qualms in inviting her to do a collab and make her aspiration come true.The song is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music ( https://bfan.link/gloc9-gracecristobal-maulitman ).  You can also watch the video directed by Edrex Clyde Sanchez at Gloc-9’s YouTube channel http://bit.ly/glocdash9YTFor more updates follow their official sitesGrace Cristobal :https://www.facebook.com/gracesycristobalhttps://instagram.com/thereal.waterqueenhttps://twitter.com/gracecristobal8Gloc-9 :https://www.facebook.com/glocdash9https://twitter.com/glocdash9https://instagram.com/glocdash9http://bit.ly/glocdash9YT https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSeL2er56/
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  • Dreams Do Come True: Gloc-9 and Aspiring Singer Collabs to Fulfill Life Goals With the uncertainty of the times, it's good to plan ahead to ensure a decent future and it was with God's grace that our Favorite Makata crossed paths with the husband and wife tandem of Grace and Louie Cristobal, owners of Alkaviva Waters Philippines. Not only did Gloc-9 gain new friends and business partners, it also provided him a new inspiration for a new song and an opportunity to help someone fulfill a lifelong dream."Maulit Man" was penned based on the  incredible love story of the Cristobal’s who faced seemingly insurmountable odds as a family and surviving life's curve balls founded on the strength of their love. With Gloc-9 celebrating his birthday this October, "Maulit Man" will likewise be his natal day single. But what makes this song extra special was the vocal participation of PECEngr. Marie Grace Quintero Cristobal.Upon learning about her dream of becoming a recording artist, Gloc-9 had no qualms in inviting her to do a collab and make her aspiration come true.The song is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music ( https://bfan.link/gloc9-gracecristobal-maulitman ).  You can also watch the video directed by Edrex Clyde Sanchez at Gloc-9’s YouTube channel http://bit.ly/glocdash9YTFor more updates follow their official sitesGrace Cristobal :https://www.facebook.com/gracesycristobalhttps://instagram.com/thereal.waterqueenhttps://twitter.com/gracecristobal8Gloc-9 :https://www.facebook.com/glocdash9https://twitter.com/glocdash9https://instagram.com/glocdash9http://bit.ly/glocdash9YT https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSeL2er56/
    Oct 22, 2021
  • 22 Oct 2021
    Icy and spicy, Fridge’s very own “Defrosting Emotions” EP is back under Ivory Music & Video. All songs were written and played by the band itself (Fridge – Franz, Mathew, Steve, and Bryan), and mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag of Nineworkz Productions.  "Auto Parts", the EP’s first track, was also featured in the "Toast or Roast" podcast hosted by former DJs from NU107 Francis Brew Reyes (of The Dawn and Peso Movement) and Kim Marvilla, a few months ago wherein they critic up-and-coming local artists. The band earned some positive comments from the hosts together with a couple of special guests from The Cover Collective, Eric Hotchkiss of Auburn Anne, and Wacky Acosta of Halik Ni Gringo. They see the band (Fridge) as a breath of fresh air from the local scene. A Post-Rock band with a great balance of soothing vocals powered by two-handed riffs with unpredictable basslines, and punchy breakdowns.   FRIDGE Is a four-piece Alternative Rock / Post Rock / Experimental band formed in January 2019 with members; Franz Santiago on guitar and vocals, Mathew Santos on lead guitar, Steve Ducay on bass, and Bryan Victoria on drums, all hailing from San Mateo, Rizal. From “Ball is Life” to “Food is Life” the band got their name from refrigerator, where all great things like food and booze come from — hence “FRIDGE”. Despite having different influences such as indie, pop, new wave, math rock, emo, and metal, they find their common ground with their passion for rock music that gives them an advantage in creating unique and realistic music. FRIDGE originally released their first-ever EP called “Defrosting Emotions” wayback in 2019, that was said to be focused on exhausting all your feelings. Each song has a story to tell and a different emotion attached to it — songs about being lied to, getting played on, always seeing the good in someone, being grateful for the joy and experiences shared, and finding home in your person. BAND LINE UPFranz Santiago – Vocals / Guitar Mathew Santos – Guitar Steve Ducay – Vocals / Bass Bryan Victoria – Drums You can check ‘em out on their following social links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW   
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  • Icy and spicy, Fridge’s very own “Defrosting Emotions” EP is back under Ivory Music & Video. All songs were written and played by the band itself (Fridge – Franz, Mathew, Steve, and Bryan), and mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag of Nineworkz Productions.  "Auto Parts", the EP’s first track, was also featured in the "Toast or Roast" podcast hosted by former DJs from NU107 Francis Brew Reyes (of The Dawn and Peso Movement) and Kim Marvilla, a few months ago wherein they critic up-and-coming local artists. The band earned some positive comments from the hosts together with a couple of special guests from The Cover Collective, Eric Hotchkiss of Auburn Anne, and Wacky Acosta of Halik Ni Gringo. They see the band (Fridge) as a breath of fresh air from the local scene. A Post-Rock band with a great balance of soothing vocals powered by two-handed riffs with unpredictable basslines, and punchy breakdowns.   FRIDGE Is a four-piece Alternative Rock / Post Rock / Experimental band formed in January 2019 with members; Franz Santiago on guitar and vocals, Mathew Santos on lead guitar, Steve Ducay on bass, and Bryan Victoria on drums, all hailing from San Mateo, Rizal. From “Ball is Life” to “Food is Life” the band got their name from refrigerator, where all great things like food and booze come from — hence “FRIDGE”. Despite having different influences such as indie, pop, new wave, math rock, emo, and metal, they find their common ground with their passion for rock music that gives them an advantage in creating unique and realistic music. FRIDGE originally released their first-ever EP called “Defrosting Emotions” wayback in 2019, that was said to be focused on exhausting all your feelings. Each song has a story to tell and a different emotion attached to it — songs about being lied to, getting played on, always seeing the good in someone, being grateful for the joy and experiences shared, and finding home in your person. BAND LINE UPFranz Santiago – Vocals / Guitar Mathew Santos – Guitar Steve Ducay – Vocals / Bass Bryan Victoria – Drums You can check ‘em out on their following social links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW   
    Oct 22, 2021
  • 19 Oct 2021
    American Emo/Rock band, Mom Jeans. just released their latest single and music video for "Circus Clown" together with "What's Up?". Both songs will be part of their upcoming album, "Sweet Tooth"“Those hits by Blink-182 and Green Day, all those bands, it’s just hooks for days and really excellent songwriting,” says vocalist Eric Butler in a statement. “They really just tried to write incredible songs that would get stuck in people’s heads, so we wanted to try our own version of that. Ear candy is the goal, so Sweet Tooth is the record.” - Band's vocalist, Eric Butler via Paste Magazine. You can preorder and pre-save their upcoming "Sweet Tooth" album here: https://lnk.to/mjsweettoothAbout Mom Jeans.Mom Jeans. found their start at UC Berkeley, with guitarist Austin Carango and lead singer Eric Butler in early 2014. This line-up would go on to record Spring Demo in May 2014, a six-track EP which would later be released as the band's self-titled debut on cassette tape by Northern California-based label, Fourth Row Records. Tracks on Spring Demo feature only Eric and Austin in an acoustic style, while the later released self-titled EP boasted an electric instrumentation with new additions, Josh Perline on bass/vocals, and David McDowall on drums (before his departure from the band shortly after release). Later that summer, the trio would record their last EP before their first full-length album, titled Allergic which featured Austin switching to drums, Josh switching to guitar, and bass recordings being handled by both members. Post-release, Gabriel (Gabe) Paganin joined the band as live bassist and Josh Perline exited the band on good terms.Mom Jeans self-released their first full-length album, Best Buds, on July 3, 2016. Like their self-titled EP, the album was first released on cassette tape by Fourth Row Records in the summer of 2016. However, soon the group would sign with Massachusetts-based label Counter Intuitive Records, who then re-released the band's first full-length album on vinyl in November 2016.On March 7, 2017, Mom Jeans released a split EP with the Fresno-based band Graduating Life. It was during this period that Bart Thompson of Graduating Life and Meet Me in Montauk fame would become a guitarist for the band.On October 6, 2017, Counter Intuitive Records released a split EP titled NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 420, featuring music from Mom Jeans as well as the bands Pictures of Vernon and Prince Daddy & The Hyena.Also in October 2017, the band announced they had signed with SideOneDummy Records, and had plans to release their second album through the label in 2018. However, in a reddit post, Eric Butler confirmed that they would no longer be working with the label and instead continue to work with Counter Intuitive Records to release their second album.The band's second full-length album, titled Puppy Love, was released on July 3, 2018 with Counter Intuitive Records, as well as a limited independent label run of the record and a select variant being put out by UK based label Big Scary Monsters.In early 2019 the band began recording demos for a new LP as well as naming the album, which will be titled Sweet Tooth., following the departure of Gabriel Paganin. In fall of 2019 it was announced the band would be touring with Hobo Johnson, featuring guest bassist Billy Bouzos (owner of the Oakland-based indie label Slang Church) filling in for Sam Kless. Sweet Tooth is currently scheduled to be released on February 22, 2022.
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  • American Emo/Rock band, Mom Jeans. just released their latest single and music video for "Circus Clown" together with "What's Up?". Both songs will be part of their upcoming album, "Sweet Tooth"“Those hits by Blink-182 and Green Day, all those bands, it’s just hooks for days and really excellent songwriting,” says vocalist Eric Butler in a statement. “They really just tried to write incredible songs that would get stuck in people’s heads, so we wanted to try our own version of that. Ear candy is the goal, so Sweet Tooth is the record.” - Band's vocalist, Eric Butler via Paste Magazine. You can preorder and pre-save their upcoming "Sweet Tooth" album here: https://lnk.to/mjsweettoothAbout Mom Jeans.Mom Jeans. found their start at UC Berkeley, with guitarist Austin Carango and lead singer Eric Butler in early 2014. This line-up would go on to record Spring Demo in May 2014, a six-track EP which would later be released as the band's self-titled debut on cassette tape by Northern California-based label, Fourth Row Records. Tracks on Spring Demo feature only Eric and Austin in an acoustic style, while the later released self-titled EP boasted an electric instrumentation with new additions, Josh Perline on bass/vocals, and David McDowall on drums (before his departure from the band shortly after release). Later that summer, the trio would record their last EP before their first full-length album, titled Allergic which featured Austin switching to drums, Josh switching to guitar, and bass recordings being handled by both members. Post-release, Gabriel (Gabe) Paganin joined the band as live bassist and Josh Perline exited the band on good terms.Mom Jeans self-released their first full-length album, Best Buds, on July 3, 2016. Like their self-titled EP, the album was first released on cassette tape by Fourth Row Records in the summer of 2016. However, soon the group would sign with Massachusetts-based label Counter Intuitive Records, who then re-released the band's first full-length album on vinyl in November 2016.On March 7, 2017, Mom Jeans released a split EP with the Fresno-based band Graduating Life. It was during this period that Bart Thompson of Graduating Life and Meet Me in Montauk fame would become a guitarist for the band.On October 6, 2017, Counter Intuitive Records released a split EP titled NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 420, featuring music from Mom Jeans as well as the bands Pictures of Vernon and Prince Daddy & The Hyena.Also in October 2017, the band announced they had signed with SideOneDummy Records, and had plans to release their second album through the label in 2018. However, in a reddit post, Eric Butler confirmed that they would no longer be working with the label and instead continue to work with Counter Intuitive Records to release their second album.The band's second full-length album, titled Puppy Love, was released on July 3, 2018 with Counter Intuitive Records, as well as a limited independent label run of the record and a select variant being put out by UK based label Big Scary Monsters.In early 2019 the band began recording demos for a new LP as well as naming the album, which will be titled Sweet Tooth., following the departure of Gabriel Paganin. In fall of 2019 it was announced the band would be touring with Hobo Johnson, featuring guest bassist Billy Bouzos (owner of the Oakland-based indie label Slang Church) filling in for Sam Kless. Sweet Tooth is currently scheduled to be released on February 22, 2022.
    Oct 19, 2021
  • 19 Oct 2021
     NEW ALBUM 30AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 19 PRE-ORDERS FOR 30 BEGIN TODAY Global superstar Adele returns with the release of her brand new single and video “Easy On Me.”   “Easy On Me” precedes the November 19th release of Adele’s newest album 30, on Columbia Records.  Earlier this week, Adele shared the news of her new album release date and inspiration with a personal note to her fans letting them know she was “finally ready to put this album out.”   The video for “Easy On Me,” shot last month in Quebec, finds Adele once again collaborating with Cannes Grand Prix winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, It’s Only The End The World).  “I was honestly hoping for this to happen,” noted Dolan. “For me, there’s nothing stronger than artists reconnecting after years apart.  I’ve changed.  Adele’s changed.  And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we’ve both evolved, and how we’ve also both remained faithful to our dearest themes.  It’s all the same, but different.”  The video begins in the same house the pair used to shoot the video for Adele’s 2015 smash single “Hello.”  Listen to “Easy On Me” here and check out the video here. 30 is the first new music from Adele since the release of her third studio album 25 in November 2015.  The album is produced with former collaborators Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Shellback and Tobias Jesso Jr as well as new collaborators Inflo and Ludwig Göransson.  30 is available for preorder at all physical and digital retailers globally.  In addition, exclusive configurations will be available at select retailers nationwide including a Target deluxe CD featuring three bonus tracks and a Walmart clear exclusive double vinyl.  An Amazon white exclusive double vinyl will be available globally.  30 and lead single “Easy On Me” will also be offered on cassette, exclusive to Adele’s D2C store while supplies last.  The album will be available on all digital platforms.  Pre-order 30
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  •  NEW ALBUM 30AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 19 PRE-ORDERS FOR 30 BEGIN TODAY Global superstar Adele returns with the release of her brand new single and video “Easy On Me.”   “Easy On Me” precedes the November 19th release of Adele’s newest album 30, on Columbia Records.  Earlier this week, Adele shared the news of her new album release date and inspiration with a personal note to her fans letting them know she was “finally ready to put this album out.”   The video for “Easy On Me,” shot last month in Quebec, finds Adele once again collaborating with Cannes Grand Prix winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, It’s Only The End The World).  “I was honestly hoping for this to happen,” noted Dolan. “For me, there’s nothing stronger than artists reconnecting after years apart.  I’ve changed.  Adele’s changed.  And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we’ve both evolved, and how we’ve also both remained faithful to our dearest themes.  It’s all the same, but different.”  The video begins in the same house the pair used to shoot the video for Adele’s 2015 smash single “Hello.”  Listen to “Easy On Me” here and check out the video here. 30 is the first new music from Adele since the release of her third studio album 25 in November 2015.  The album is produced with former collaborators Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Shellback and Tobias Jesso Jr as well as new collaborators Inflo and Ludwig Göransson.  30 is available for preorder at all physical and digital retailers globally.  In addition, exclusive configurations will be available at select retailers nationwide including a Target deluxe CD featuring three bonus tracks and a Walmart clear exclusive double vinyl.  An Amazon white exclusive double vinyl will be available globally.  30 and lead single “Easy On Me” will also be offered on cassette, exclusive to Adele’s D2C store while supplies last.  The album will be available on all digital platforms.  Pre-order 30
    Oct 19, 2021