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Your Newest Cardiac Delight

November 23, 2009

Denise Atas

For all that the local music industry is worth, we can’t sometimes help but be disheartened by all the monotony pouring out of our ears. Fortunately, at least every once in a while, the spell of complacency in churning run-of-the-mill songs can be broken—there is hope for this industry yet—and sometimes, it’s a surprise where that hope comes from. For example:

Us-2 Evil-0 (From L-R: Mich Dulce, Quark Henares, Bogs Jugo, Wincy Ong, & Nix Puno)

I would think that anybody who has never heard of Quark Henares or Mich Dulce, Wincy Ong, Nix Puno or Bogs Jugo must have been hiding under a rock. A sizable chunk of our relevant population would know that none of the five mentioned are strangers to the music / entertainment industry. It’s fun to think of how they came together as Us-2 Evil-0 (I’d leave that for the band to address), but what could be more fun is to watch what they can do together as musicians.

I remember driving to work one morning some months ago, and for the first time in a really, really long time, felt compelled to open the radio. After a slew of advertisements that I thought was all that ever took up airtime, some song finally came on: drum beats. Then a male voice that, by the way it sounded, appeared to be singing, but not quite. I would have mindlessly switched stations already if not for the fine female voice that shortly came on singing about some mighty heart attack in what was the catchiest chorus I have heard in too long. Being such a big fan of boy/girl duos, I decided not to switch stations. The chorus got stuck in my head. Not at all bad. Then the DJ came on and said something like, “… that was Us-2 Evil-0 with ‘This Mighty Heart Attack’…” Now THAT was a surprise. Of course I already knew then who Us-2 Evil-0 was… I just didn’t think that the song was theirs. “It’s local!” I thought excitedly. It just got better. Finally, something different.

Not anymore to my surprise, ‘This Mighty Heart Attack’ entered the Jam 88.3 countdown some time ago. So I got curious. To feed my curiosity, I tried searching for Us-2 Evil-0 on every other networking site that I knew, but ended up not finding much—no lyrics, no blogs, no mp3’s—just random and separate stuff about the band members as individuals. I therefore concluded that this young band was still quite obscure and that, I think, is a nice thing. I find it a wonder how their individual popularity faces off with their collective mystery. I was successful in finding their Facebook page where fans have so far, posted nothing but words of encouragement—a positive sign that the band is doing something right.

Just a little over a month ago, the video for ‘This Mighty Heart Attack,’ directed by JA Tadena, came out on YouTube. Among more encouragements (and a couple of detraction) were several requests for lyrics. I thought it odd that the lyrics really weren’t posted anywhere, so I messaged Wincy Ong over at Facebook to ask for it, having learned that he penned it. So to those who have been searching in vain, you found it here first. And here’s the video too, to complete your sing-along:

THIS MIGHTY HEART ATTACK
by Us-2 Evil-0

When I saw your eyes
My heart capsized
You were a vision

Then I came to know
You also starred in television

How the hell am I supposed
To ignore the facts and act so fast?
How the hell am I supposed
To contain this mighty heart attack?

Because I realized
We can’t disguise
You’re more than human
Now it won’t suffice
Can’t compromise to
A lesser woman
Can’t apologize
Or tell you twice
Cos I’m not handsome
I can just surmise
That you’re content with
Your brand new boyfriend

How the hell am I supposed
To ignore the facts and act so fast?
How the hell am I supposed
To contain this mighty heart attack?

You know by now
It’s over, don’t you?
You know by now
It’s over, don’t you?

Now’s the painful part
But it’s a start
And yes I did try
I liked you a lot
But all for nought
I guess it’s goodbye

How the hell am I supposed
To ignore the facts and act so fast?
How the hell am I supposed
To contain this mighty heart attack?

Quite obviously, ‘This Mighty Heart Attack’ is but a taste of what Us-2 Evil-0 can give the music–loving public. If you like their music, you’ll love them live. With Mich and Quark’s choreography, who wouldn’t? November 28, Saturday, 10:00 pm at Magnet Bonifacio High Street marks the release of their debut album called “Dirty Debutantes.” Sharing the limelight with Us-2 Evil-0 on the night are Arigato, Hato!, Turbo Goth, Monsterbot and Ciudad.

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  1. lira #
    December 8, 2009

    hey, thanks for the lyrics! but, do you have the other lyrics? i’m so addicted to this song. but my poor hearing and mich dulce’s high pitch voice is not a great match. 🙂

  2. February 15, 2010

    Really love d s0ng, d lyrics, d rhythm, d beat! it’s s0 amazing & vry catchy! hehe… ! go go go

  3. me and me friends.. really love this song.. so cutie and catchy.. very cool! i always played it in my laptop.. hehe #
    March 9, 2010

    me and me friend really love this song.. so cutie and catchy.. very cool! i always played it in my laptop.. just realized that this song is played in Greenwich commercial lately with Anne Curtis i think..lav it!

  4. jeromebarnaby #
    March 9, 2010

    hmm.. I think the lyrics lacks the female verses..

  5. queenzofqueen #
    October 13, 2010

    i love local bands, xempre noypi however madugo minsan pag masa n ang song, its not that i critic much “masa music” pro iba kasi ang timpla pag classy yung song, not to mention catchy din sa ears.

    KUDOS guys!

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