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Orange & Lemons’ First Tagalog Single In 12 Years

June 9, 2019

Christine Mazur

Orange & Lemons (from left to right: JM Del Mundo, Ace Del Mundo, Clem Castro, Jared Nerona). Photo by Alfy Abrenzosa / PitchPlay. Clothing by LOYAL.

Orange & Lemons will easily transport their listeners with a summer single intended for beach-trotting lovers, or basically anyone reminiscing their time by the sea; the sound of the waves; sunrise and sunsets; sand and sea sprays. “Pag-ibig Sa Tabing Dagat” is an attempt to fuse “Kundiman,” a genre of traditional Filipino love song, with boss nova elements and the indie guitar pop sound the band is known for. A classic contemporary!

The cover art centerpiece is an oil painting by Mark Villanueva, an award-wining contemporary visual artist from Baliuag, Bulacan. The recording also features arrangements by their recently adopted live keyboardist Jared Nerona. Clem Castro, JM Del Mundo and Ace Del Mundo of Orange & Lemons are currently determined to release an all-Filipino album in the near future with “Pag-ibig Sa Tabing-Dagat” setting a benchmark for wonderful Tagalog songs to come.

“Pag-ibig Sa Tabing-Dagat” was officially released on June 7 under Lilystars Records.

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The Gentle Isolation “Alone For A While” Out Today

May 10, 2019

Clementine

Bulacan-based indie/twee pop band The Gentle Isolation took their sweet time (almost 9 years!) before releasing new music today. “Alone For A While” is wonderful pop tune that sounds utterly timeless and harkens the great indie pop/new wave era of the 80s and 90s. Trademark jangle guitars with lush instrumentations of strings and horns by the author Monch Cristobal makes a heavenly bed for Ness Urian’s gentle vocals.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Music and add on your summer playlist!

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“Alone For A While” will be the first promotional track for their upcoming album. In the meantime, you can still enjoy their 2010 EP “It Started With An April Shower.”

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