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Concert Round-up: Benson Boone Shares How He Wrote ‘Coffee Cake’ In Thirty Minutes

Uprising pop star Benson Boone visited Venice Grand Canal Mall, Taguig, last August 7. This is to provide dance and ballad tunes to his Filipino fans and promote his new EP, “PULSE.”

The five-track EP includes songs such as “Coffee Cake,” “Lovely Darling,” “What Was,” “Sugar Sweet,” and its carrier single, “Little Runaway.”
For starters, Boone’s notable songs include “In The Stars,” “Ghost Town,” and “Better Alone.” The success of these drops paved the way for him to release “PULSE.”

The 21-year-old Benson Boone is best known as an internet sensation who became famous for uploading his songs via Tiktok. He was later discovered by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, which led him to enter a bigger arena in his music career. Consequently, this gained him at present with over 1.2 billion global plays on streaming platforms worldwide.

While he was in town, Manila Concert Scene did not miss the chance to snag a quick interview with the uprising superstar about the unique song “Coffee Cake.”

A Piece of Cake
“PULSE” includes the indie song “Coffee Cake.” It is a lively indie track pumped by bass, snare, and claps. It can be something similar to songs from artists like Gang of Four, Bloc Party, and indie bands such as Two Door Cinema Club. The upbeat formula is combined with Lofi samples delivered to create a powerful haymaker for the EP.

Lyrically, it’s a melodramatic reflection that suggests a person’s aching affection for someone’s presence. This is because it envisions an unrequited plan to ask someone over for a laid-back reconciliation.
In an interpretation, it tries to paint imaginative pigments of perfect portraits with someone where the void is filled with the same fondness and existence. A note to self of what could happen when the past stays in the present. Leading to endless dimensions of “What ifs?” in case translated from a first-person perspective. Done In Thirty Minutes When Manila Concert Scene asked Boone how he wrote and conceptualized the song, he simply shared a big grin, emphasizing that the song was written in half an hour.

“Every song has a different story, but that one was possibly the craziest since it came on so quickly—in thirty minutes,” he stressed.

Boone also mentioned that a typical songwriting session would involve sitting down at the piano and thinking of chords that he usually likes. After crafting, he’d usually bring it over to the studio.

Yet “Coffee Cake” differs from that workflow.

The young matinee described it as something that came quickly and organically, in a snap. Something that spurs at that moment when time constraints are present.

“I had a session with two guys that I’ve worked with: Jack the writer and Jason the producer. [At that time,] I have a bunch of interviews, and I am two hours late. [So], I called them to make a soundtrack,” Boone expounds.

While on a fiasco against time, he mentioned instructing the writer and producer to produce a beat.

“Don’t think of any melodies, don’t think of any lyrics, don’t make a voice, just make a beat. And they did. It was a soundtrack for ‘Coffee Cake.’ And I came into the studio very late, [then] got a voice memo out, and just do it.”

“In one shot, I sent all the melodies for ‘Coffee Cake.’ And then we wrote it in thirty minutes and recorded it,” sharing how they gave birth to an impromptu brainchild.

Benson Boone’s new EP titled “PULSE” is exclusively signed under Night Street Records in partnership with Warner Records Inc.

The short-play record can be digitally streamed via select music streaming services.

Words and Photos: Aram Lascano

Get serenaded by rising pop star Benson Boone at the Venice Piazza!

Rarely do you come across an artist that is able to touch countless people simply by staying genuine to their feelings and their craft. This is why when 21-year-old singer-songwriter Benson Boone entered the music scene in 2021, he was quick to capture the hearts of people across the globe. Now, fans in the Philippines have the opportunity to watch him perform live on August 5, 6 PM, at the Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill’s Venice Grand Canal Mall!

Attendees are in for a night of heartfelt songs and emotion-infused vocals, especially with performances of his hit songs like “Ghost Town,” “In The Stars,” and “Little Runaway.”

Benson’s highly anticipated Philippine debut will be preceded by opening performances from local artists Jikamarie and Rangel, who both have made names for themselves in the Philippine music scene.

Written in the stars

It was as if fame came naturally for Benson, who started going viral almost immediately on TikTok once he started posting snippets of him singing an unreleased original song. One of the people he captivated with his talent was Imagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, who signed Benson to Night Street Records in partnership with Warner Records.

Shortly after he was signed, Benson released his debut track “Ghost Town,” which charted in 13 countries. Since then, he has earned more than 1.2 billion global streams to date, as well as praise from Billboard, who lauded his “restrained vocals” and Consequence, who dubbed the newcomer “an exciting new voice.”

Exploring new horizons

Just a few months ago, Benson released his eagerly awaited EP Pulse, which has already won the hearts of his fans. Included in his new selection of songs are “Coffee Cake,” a bouncy, boisterous take on laid-back breakfasts and sparkling conversations, the playful pop gem “Lovely Darling,” and his recent single, the introspective “What Was.”

Also included is the angsty “Sugar Sweet,” which highlights the singer’s dazzling vocal abilities, and has already amassed more than 18 million streams. Benson completes the EP with the bluesy arrangements and soaring choruses of “Little Runaway,” which almost feels like a throwback to the intimacy of his previous releases. It seems there’s no stopping Benson Boone on his way to leaving a mark in today’s music industry. After his performance in Manila at the Venice Piazza, he’s also set to perform in Jakarta Indonesia, and Paris, France.

Fans who want to know more about his upcoming shows can visit his official website, https://www.bensonboone.com.

Groove to Barbie the Album at this exclusive Dance Blowout Party!

Much anticipation has surrounded Barbie the Movie, and it’s no secret that the same can be said about its soundtrack. The songs featured throughout the film have been revealed one by one, from superstar Dua Lipa’s electrifying “Dance the Night” to rap queens Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World,” which is an iconic take on Aqua’s song “Barbie Girl.”

Another exciting addition to the Barbie the Album is the high-energy track from K-Pop group FIFTY FIFTY “Barbie Dreams,” which also features Atlanta bred rapper Kaliii. The track uses an interpolation of Janet Jackson’s “Together Again,” adding a hint of nostalgic appeal.

With such a diverse and talented set of artists, it’s no wonder that even its soundtrack is adding to the film’s hype. Luckily, Filipino fans who are excited to listen to the entire Barbie the Album are in for a treat – Warner Music Philippines is partnering with the Studio Dance Club for an exclusive album pre-release Dance Blowout Party! This event is set to happen on July 20th, 2023, 7 PM, a day ahead of Barbie’s world premiere.

Barbie’s night out

Attendees will have the chance to dance the night with five dance instructors who will teach all the Barbies and Kens to move to the album’s tracks. Everyone is invited to come in their best Barbiecore and Ken-ergy outfits – a perfect match to the venue’s Barbie-inspired décor.

Themed Barbie and Ken drinks will be available for all of the attendees, and dinner will be served on the house. A disco-themed photo area will also be set up inspired by Dua Lipa’s ‘Dance the Night’ music video.

To get an invitation to this dance-fueled night, interested attendees simply have to sign up through this form.

It’s a Barbie world!

Those who can’t attend the dance party can still catch other colorful, Barbie-fied activities. One of these is the BarbieLand set up on the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, where anyone will be able to step into Barbie’s world. This includes life-sized displays, Barbie-themed donuts and drinks, and a mirror-and-jukebox set-up to sing along to the album’s hottest pre-released tracks, and take fabulous photos in the process.

Additionally, an advanced screening for Barbie the Movie is set to happen, along with none other than the Divine Divas – Precious Paula Nicole, Viñas Deluxe, and Brigiding. This dazzling trio will be performing to the album’s pre-released tracks, further adding to the excitement that the Barbie movie already brings.

Barbie the Movie premiers worldwide on July 21, 2023, and premiers in the Philippines on July 19, 2023. The Barbie the Album deluxe version is set for release on July 28, 2023.

Ready to get your groove on? Listen to the Barbie the Album tracks here.

WATCH: Leigh-Anne’s debut single, ‘Don’t Say Love’ MV under Warner Records

Leigh-Anne releases debut single ‘Don’t Say Love’ with an accompanying music video via Warner Records out now.

As the first glimpse into Leigh-Anne’s rebirth as a solo artist, ‘Don’t Say Love’ sees the singer show us a side to herself she is finally ready to share. Produced by Jon Bellion and Pete Nappi, co-written by Aldae, the track combines her smooth vocals with a high-energy, garage-infused beat, touching upon black music references.

Speaking on the track Leigh-Anne explains ““Don’t Say Love” is about no longer seeking external validation and regaining my confidence and sense of self in a world where I often felt misunderstood and unheard. This video is a visual representation of me finding my voice. I’m excited to continue to do so with my first love, music”

Directed by Emil Nava, the music video follows Leigh-Anne’s captivating journey. Navigating the vibrant streets, we are drawn into her internal struggle where she flickers between reality and fantasy, exploring the complexities of love. As each scene unfolds Leigh-Anne’s quest to find herself becomes more prominent. The music video starts with Leigh-Anne unmasking a braided hair sculpture with a love heart mouthpiece and culminates in a powerful moment, representing the end of an old chapter and the dawn of a new era, marking Leigh-Anne’s rebirth as a solo artist.

Growing up Leigh-Anne had popstar tunnel vision. In 2011, Little Mix were formed. The rest of that journey is, of course, history. 11 years later, Little Mix are one of the best-selling girl groups of all time as well as one of the UK’s biggest-selling acts, with over 75 million records sold worldwide, 6 UK Platinum albums and over 15 billion streams.

Maisie Peters new album “The Good Witch” Out Now

Ahead of her debut performance on Glastonbury’s iconic Pyramid Stage, Maisie Peters has released her hotly anticipated new album, ‘The Good Witch’.

Featuring singles ‘Body Better’, ‘Lost The Breakup’ and ‘Run’, Maisie’s second studio album, ‘The Good Witch’, is the official follow-up to her No. 2 BRIT Breakthrough certified debut, ‘You Signed Up For This’, and in many ways the older, wiser and scorned counterpart. Written in real time during her whirlwind 2022 touring schedule, ‘The Good Witch’ served as a time capsule for Maisie, enabling her to chronicle a period of time in which she was searching for balance between career highs and personal lows. Where ‘You Signed Up For This’ was an observational, coming-of-age record, ‘The Good Witch’ finds Maisie at her most introspective and self-reflective, drawing inspiration from the works of Joan Didion, J. M. Barrie, Greek mythology and Western movies; the record explores the complexities of romantic breakups, the preciousness of friendship and true value of self-worth.

Exhibiting a newfound confidence, sharper storytelling and greater artistic ambition, Maisie created ‘The Good Witch’ across London, Suffolk, Stockholm, Bergen and LA, alongside Oscar Görres (Taylor Swift, Troye Sivan), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware), Matias Tellez (girl in red), Brad Ellis (Jorja Smith, Little Mix), Joe Rubel (Ed Sheeran, Tom Grennan) and Elvira Anderfjärd (Tove Lo, Katy Perry).

Maisie explains: “This is my heart and soul, my blood on the page, the collection of stories that I’ve managed to capture in the past year. A true chronicle of my life in recent history, it is my own twisted version of a breakup album and it all draws upon the same couple of months’ worth of experiences and inspirations. It ducks and weaves between the real and surreal, and centres my own universe, of which I am of course the keeper of the keys and the holder of the cards – the good witch, if you will. It goes from light to dark in the flip of a switch and I hope takes you on a journey whereby the end you feel like you’ve gotten lost in someone else’s planet for a bit.”

Maisie’s landmark year will conclude with a six-date run of nationwide gigs preceding her sold-out headline OVO Arena Wembley show on Friday 3rd November. Beginning on Tuesday 17th October at Glasgow’s O2 Academy, the ‘Road To Wembley’ shows will also visit Leeds, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham and Bristol (see full itinerary below). Visit www.maisiepeters.co.uk for tickets and further details.

1.The Good Witch
2.Coming Of Age
4.Body Better
5.Want You Back
6.The Band And I
7.You’re Just A Boy (And I’m Kinda The Man)
8.Lost The Breakup
11.Two Weeks Ago
14.There It Goes
15.History Of Man

30 Jun Lollapalooza Stockholm, Sweden
06 Jul Montreux Jazz Lab Montreux, Switzerland
08 Jul TRNSMT Festival Glasgow, UK
21 Jul Lollapalooza Paris, France
22 Jul Truck Festival,Hill Farm Oxfordshire, UK
28 Jul Y Not Festival,Green View Farm Derbyshire, UK
06 Aug Lollapalooza Chicago
07 Aug First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
09 Aug The Bluestone Columbus, OH
11 Aug Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
13 Aug Saint Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
14 Aug History Toronto, ON
15 Aug MTELUS Montréal, QC
19 Aug Maishima Sonic Park Osaka, Japan
20 Aug Zozo Marine Stadium & Makuhari Messe Tokyo, Japan
24 Aug Roseland Theater Portland, OR
26 Aug Lumen Field Seattle, WA, US*
28 Aug Showbox Seattle, WA
30 Aug Union Hall Edmonton, AB
31 Aug Palace Theatre Calgary, AB
02 Sep BC Place Stadium Vancouver, BC, Canada*
03 Sep Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC
05 Sep The Grand at The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
07 Sep Ogden Theater Englewood, CO
09 Sep Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas, NV, US*
10 Sep House of Blues – San Diego San Diego, CA
12 Sep House of Blues – Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
16 Sep Levi’s® Stadium Santa Clara, CA, US*
18 Sep The Observatory OC Santa Ana, CA
20 Sep Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
21 Sep Fox Theater Oakland, CA
23 Sep SoFi Stadium Inglewood, CA, US*
28 Sep The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
30 Sep Hollywood Palladium Hollywood, CA
03 Oct HOB Dallas Dallas, TX
04 Oct Emo’s Austin, TX
05 Oct House of Blues – Houston Houston, TX
07 Oct Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
09 Oct 9:30 Club Washington, DC
10 Oct Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
11 Oct Roadrunner Boston, MA
17 Oct O2 Academy Glasgow, UK
19 Oct O2 Academy Leeds, UK
21 Oct Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester, UK
25 Oct 3Olympia Dublin, Ireland
26 Oct 3Olympia Dublin, Ireland
29 Oct O2 Academy 1 Birmingham, UK
1 Nov O2 Academy Bristol, UK
3 Nov OVO Arena Wembley London, UK

22 Feb Columbiahalle Berlin, Germany
23 Feb Tonhalle Munich, Germany
24 Feb Zoom Frankfurt, Germany
26 Feb Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 Feb Tivolivredenburgh Utecht, Netherlands
28 Feb Palladium Cologne, Germany
19 Mar The Fortitude Music Hall Brisbane, QLD
21 Mar Hordern pavilion Sydney, NSW
23 Mar Margaret Court Arena Melbourne, VIC

*Ed Sheeran tour support

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Subtract’ Advanced Listening Event at the MOA Eye

Good news, Filipino Sheerios! You have the chance to be the first ones to listen to Ed Sheeran’s upcoming fifth studio album, ‘Subtract.’

Warner Music Philippines is holding an exclusive album listening experience at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Eye on May 4, 2023. This is the day before Ed Sheeran is set to release his latest album across all platforms.

Each cabin on the MOA Eye will be converted into a private ‘Subtract’ listening booth, where fans will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of riding the ferris wheel while enjoying snippets of new music from Ed Sheeran. Those who want to take part in this event simply need to visit the MOA Eye during mall hours and pre-save the album on their listening platform of choice – it’s that easy!

As if being the first to hear ‘Subtract’ isn’t exciting enough, those who are lucky enough to be part of this event will also get the opportunity to win official Ed Sheeran merchandise.

Those who have been following the British singer-songwriter’s journey know that his upcoming album will be the most honest and vulnerable one yet, as it draws from hard-hitting events that Ed has faced in recent years.

He recently released a new single called “Eyes Closed,” which has an upbeat pop feel to it. However, closer inspection of the lyrics reveal that it captures the essence of love and loss, which is also reflected in the official video.

“This song is about losing someone, feeling like every time you go out and you expect to just bump into them, and everything just reminds you of them and the things you did together. You sorta have to take yourself out of reality sometimes to numb the pain of loss, but certain things just bring you right back into it,” Ed shared about the song and its video.

If this single gives any indication of what we can expect from ‘Subtract,’ it’s clear that Ed’s new album will be one that bares his soul and taps into his most genuine emotions.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar as not to miss the opportunity to be one of the first people to experience Ed Sheeran’s ‘Subtract’!

Register here: https://wmp.lnk.to/SubtractatMOAEYE

Follow the official social media pages of Ed Sheeran and Warner Music Philippines for more information and updates on this special event.

Felip, Dilaw, Lola Amour and more to kick-off Warner Music Philippines’ “We Play Here” event

It’s a celebration of star-studded proportions with the launch of Warner Music Philippines’ We Play Here!

As part of the label’s core mission to be at the forefront of championing Filipino music, Warner Music Philippines is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the country with a series of live performances and events to bring fans as well as local and international artists even closer together. To jumpstart the celebrations, six of the country’s most beloved musical acts are coming together for a one-of-a-kind, high-energy event.

SB19’s Ken—performing under his mononym FELIP—leads the lineup after his stellar solo debut earlier this year. After just three months since the release of his debut EP, COM·PLEX has over 3 million total streams on Spotify, with three of his singles charting on the platform’s Viral 50 Philippines playlist. He also received rave reviews for his dark and edgy brand of hip hop, with publications such as HipHopDX Asia saying that, “FELIP allows himself to go to the farthest, most experimental, and even most unthinkable places and tap into his own instincts to make music and art with the utmost freedom.”

The rising Davao-based hip hop group PLAYERTWO are expected to bring their a-game to the Samsung Hall stage. Composed of vocalists-producers Ivo Impreso, Luke April, Wave P, and visual directors Puhken and Ven Villariza, they soared to the top of the Spotify charts, with their breakout single “THAT’S MY BABY” garnering over 9 million streams. Their latest release, “TIKTIKTOKIN” has become a fan favorite as the quintet make their way all over the Philippines on their THAT’S MY BABY tour.

Rounding out the hip hop artists on the lineup is R&B singer and rapper JRLDM. A multi-awarded and internationally recognized performer, he is best known for his emotional and heartfelt flows that resonate with audiences. He, alongside labelmate Arkho of Midnasty, joined the inaugural edition of The Regionals: Philippines, the Philippine leg of the first ever Pan-Asia rap cypher series.

Rising pop band Dilaw will also be performing during the event. The band went viral on social media for their breakout song, “Uhaw (Tayong Lahat),” with over 22 million Spotify streams and over 1 million videos on TikTok. Just recently, the track clinched the top spot of Spotify’s Top Songs Philippines chart. They’re ready to bring their brand of unconventional lyricism and catchy tunes to the Samsung Hall stage.

Beloved pop rock band Lola Amour is one of the biggest acts in the music industry—playing in some of the biggest malls, schools, and festivals in the country. Their status as a fan favorite in the country definitely shows, especially with multiple Awit Award nominations to their name. As one of the most exciting bands in the scene today, they’ve played in venues all over the country, from malls, and even music festivals. Get ready to sing along to some of their biggest hits like “Fallen,” “Pwede Ba,” or “Madali.”

Last but definitely not the least are the soul and R&B duo Leanne & Naara, who are set to complete the event’s star-studded lineup. The pair is considered as one of the most decorated contemporary acts today, especially after they dominated the Awit Awards and snagged the highly-coveted Song of the Year and Album of the Year awards. Their silky smooth vocals are sure to sweep audiences off their feet.

“Our We Play Here series showcases and celebrates everything that is so exciting about where this generation of Filipino artists is at right now,” shares Sarah Ismail, Managing Director of Warner Music Philippines. “The acts are bigger, better, and more diverse than ever before, and our whole team is so proud of the role that Warner Music Philippines is playing in the global rise of OPM.

Fans and music lovers alike can expect more events that showcase the pride of Filipino music in the coming months. Stay tuned!

We Play Here kicks off this April 27, 6 PM, Thursday at the SM Aura Samsung Hall. Pre-sale tickets for the first installment of We Play Here are sold out, but regular tickets are still available at P950. You can purchase tickets online via https://weplayhere.helixpay.ph and follow @weplayhere_ for event updates, artist meet & greet activities, and merchandise announcements.

Maisie Peters Casts Her Spell in Manila with Intimate Performances

Maisie Peters, the rising British star, dazzled her Filipino fans through a series of well-attended fan meets in various locations such as the UP Town Center and at FullyBooked BGC. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter took the stage to a warm appreciation from the crowd, who sang along to every word of her heartfelt songs.

Maisie Peters’ visit to Manila is complimented by her successful shows around the world, with her debut album “You Signed Up for This” drawing critical acclaim for its hauntingly beautiful compositions and raw, honest lyrics. During her performance, Peters revealed that the album was an intensely personal record that chronicled the highs and lows of her life over the past few years.

In between songs, Peters shared stories with the audience about her life in England, her musical inspirations, and her love for her Filipino audience. She expressed her gratitude to her fans for making her first visit to Manila an unforgettable experience and promised to return again soon.

Maisie Peters’ visit to Manila showed that she is a talented artist on the rise, with an ever-growing fan base, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for her fans in the future, especially with the anticipated release of her upcoming album “The Good Witch”. In the album, she hopes to fully express her artistic vision and create musical avenues to connect with her fans. Peters also shares her excitement over the collection of songs she’s written, where in she calls them “stories”. Watch out as these creations find its way into our music sources, with the help of course by her label – Warner Music Philippines.

It was a short trip, but the magic she left with her fans will be forever.

FELIP defies the status quo with new single “ROCKSTA,”announces debut EP under Warner Music Philippines

Ken Suson is no stranger to the limelight- after all, he is 1/5th of P-pop titans SB19, who recently conquered the world with their “Where You At?” Tour. There’s no denying their collective success, who are also hands-on with their personal endeavors. FELIP, Suson’s solo music project has been on everyone’s radar since its inception in 2021. His previous releases, “Palayo” and “Bulan,” are punchy and catchy tracks highlighting his straightforward lyricism, vocal range, and proud “Bisdak” heritage. This unique and passionate approach to music sealed a deal with major label Warner Music Philippines for his highly-anticipated EP launch.

FELIP is ready to go harder against the grain this year with his new single “ROCKSTA.” He lives up to the rockstar lifestyle for this short yet powerful track- a no-nonsense attitude to his artistry. The 1-minute, 47-second track takes inspiration from hip-hop and R&B music. “ROCKSTA” is also a fitting teaser for his debut solo EP, entitled “COM • PLEX,” coming out on February 3. Often used to describe something difficult to understand, a complex may also mean a facet of a person’s unconscious, influenced by their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

FELIP’s debut EP encourages listeners to be in tune with themselves, embrace their complexities, and know that they’re one-of-a-kind. Even with the solo project, he remains active in SB19, and he’s happy to have the ever-loyal A’TIN’s support. Join him on his journey as he takes you into his inner psyche. It can get too much to handle- but it’s a fitting description of what’s to come from this breakout artist.

“ROCKSTA” is out now on major streaming platforms.


Despite the local music scene being hit hard by the pandemic, musicians from left and right are releasing hit singles, full-fledged albums, to viral and interactive content. And one of those artists who are enjoying their fair share of success is Warner Music Philippines’ seven-piece band Lola Amour with their breakthrough single “Fallen.” A year after its release, “Fallen” is now at 25 million streams on Spotify and peaked at #11 last Saturday, November 19 on Spotify Philippines’ Top 50 chart. “Fallen” is a danceable tune with catchy trumpet hooks and lyrics that are easily relatable – how do you tell a person that you’ve fallen for them? “Fallen has been getting a lot of great feedback and is continuously being streamed more times than we expected,” the band says. Apart from millions of streams, the hashtag #FallenStory took TikTok by storm, with people telling stories about their love life.

Lola Amour has been on the wild ride of their lives being one of the most sought-after bands in the country today. The band is composed of Pio Dumayas (vocals, guitar), Zoey Gonzales (guitar), Raymond King (bass), David Yuhico (keyboard), Angelo Mesina (trumpet), and two session musicians. Naming themselves after Dumayas’ grandmother, they started making waves in the local music scene after winning Wanderband 2016, an annual competition by Wanderland Arts and Music Festival. Fusing pop, rock, and funk, Lola Amour’s music became an instant favorite among listeners, particularly the millennials, Gen Z, and Gen Alpha. The band has been on a non-stop musical journey since, from playing in multiple music festivals and fairs, collaborating with contemporaries such as Leanne & Naara, Clara Benin, and Al James, and numerous nominations from Wish Music Awards and Awit Awards.

From establishing a solid fanbase in the metro and online, they embarked on a journey across the country, playing music for jam-packed venues in partnership with Ayala Malls. The band’s Fallen Tour staged 10 shows in 9 major cities- Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Makati, Quezon City, Davao, Subic, Pampanga, and two shows in Cebu. The tour housed over 30K attendees, with Davao having the largest crowd of 11K people. “As much as we’re happy that we were able to gain a lot of fans throughout the pandemic, performing live in front of an audience is a different experience,” they state after seeing a downpour of supporters on their socials and live shows.

The band also surprised the fans with a new single in the middle of the tour. Entitled “dahan-dahan,” the new single is far from the upbeat track “Fallen”. The song is about two people who have fallen in and out of love multiple times. It’s familiar and anticipatory, all while feeling like the first time all over again. The song now boasts almost 335K streams on Spotify alone, with its lyric video on YouTube at 184K views. As they take in the success they’re having now, the band is inspired to work on new music for the upcoming year. “We blocked off almost our entire January so that we can finish as many songs as we can.” Lola Amour hopes that they can finally deliver a full-length album after years of promising this to their fans.

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