Clementine Launches Debut Solo Project, Dragonfly Collector

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Ten years ago, a shy young man from Bulacan penned songs that won his band a major record deal and launched his recording career. Today, the young man has evolved into an internationally respected award-winning songwriter known as Clementine.

Celebrating his ten-year anniversary as a recording artist, Clementine is finally stepping out from behind the curtains as the driving force behind the wildly successful Philippine band Orange and Lemons, and The Camerawalls, and into the spotlight with his Dragonfly Collector solo project.

There Is No Remaining In Place - Dragonfly Collector“There Is No Remaining In Place” is the first single off the Dragonfly Collector full-length album (forthcoming in March, 2014). As of the single’s release date, December 1, members of the Dragonfly Collector newsletter list will receive a free copy of the song via secure download link. Sign up for the newsletter now to keep up with Clementine’s latest news here:

Anyone wanting to both get their hands on the new single and do a good deed for the victims of Yolanda can buy it and Dragonfly Collector will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Red Cross. To donate follow this link:

There Is No Remaining In Place

The first single from Clementine’s Dragonfly Collector project marks a turning point in his songwriting career. With a host of collaborators at his side including high school bandmates, professional colleagues and an international connection, Clementine’s emergent sound as Dragonfly Collector will have listeners spellbound in rapt attention.

Both old and new come together, old influences merging with new ideas. Guitarist Kakoy Legaspi lends an ingenious inventiveness, creating bullet train-like sound effects on his guitar in the intro. Fans of The Smiths will instantly recognize the New Wave cornerstone group’s influences in the opening aggressive bass and pounding off-beat drums, not to mention a smooth vocal line and introspective lyrics. The Paul McCartney side of the Beatles emerges later in sweeping keyboard chords and a mellow major key section arising out of the driving, searching minor part.

A swaying waltz rhythm adds to the intensity of the driving motion, making listeners feel like they’re on a journey with the singer, telling of journeying toward a new, unknown future. And so Clementine is venturing into a new leg of his songwriting life with this exciting new work.

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Track Credits

Words and Music by Clementine

Produced by Clementine and Jonathan Ong
Recording, Mixing and Mastering by Chrisanthony Vinzons at Sonic State Audio Studio, Manila

Clementine – vocals, acoustic guitars
Kakoy Legaspi – electric guitars
Wowee Posadas – piano, keyboards
Christine Mazur – cello
Vengee Gatmaitan – bass
Jojo Gatmaitan – drums

Artwork and Illustrations by Ige Trinidad
Photo by Paulo Legaspi

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