Hi, it’s been a while since we posted anything. But we are back with very exciting news! After almost 2 years of setbacks, our new album is finally scheduled for release on April 8 under Lilystars Records!
Going back to our Bulacan roots, we challenged ourselves to pay tribute to the Tagalog language through a poetic, historically and culturally relevant collection of songs for our 4th studio album.
1. La Bulaqueña
2. Ikaw Na Walang Hanggan
3. Yakapin Natin Ang Gabi (2022 Remaster)
4. Pag-ibig Sa Tabing-Dagat (2022 Remaster)
5. Bituing Marikit
6. Ikaw Ang Aking Tahanan (2022 Remaster)
7. Hele Para Kay Stella
8. Awit Ni Maria Clara (feat. Lara Maigue)
9. Hindi Ko Sukat Akalain
10. Hanggang Sa Paglagot Ng Hininga
The title track alone (La Bulaqueña) is about the painting of National Artist Juan Luna of the same title. Also included in the album is a cover of Bituing Marikit from National Artist for Music Nicanor Abelardo as well as Awit Ni Maria Clara, a poem by National Hero Jose Rizal which appears in his novel Noli Me Tangere and serves as a duet with award-winning soprano Lara Maigue.
The whole album is an approach to Modern Kundiman (some with Rondalla arrangements) incorporating the signature indie-pop sound of the band in our most nationalistic form.
The wonderfully illustrated cover art by Ige Trinidad is an impression of Juan Luna’s painting. Marvel at the details.