Alamat

Alamat, pasulong ngayong 2022

October 29, 2022 Ian F. Fariñas 420 views

MATAPOS ang successful launch ng unang album nilang Pasulong at fan meet na ginanap sa Tektite Auditorium kamakailan, isa sa goals ng sikat na P-pop group na Alamat ang makapag-concert sa Araneta Coliseum.

Siyempre, hiyawan ang mga nag-attend na fans ng grupo sa kanilang narinig at excited nga silang mapanood sina Alas, Tomas, R-Ji, Taneo, Mo at Jao sa mas malaking concert venue.

Sinasabing ang 2022 ang pinakamalaking taon sa history ng grupo dahil dito nila nakamit ang Best P-pop Group nomination sa Awit Awards at ilan pang pop culture media outlets.

Na-feature rin ang Alamat sa The Guardian UK para sa pag-champion nila sa Pinoy roots at culture sa pamamagitan ng kanilang mga kanta.

On top of these, inilabas na nga ng Viva Records ang debut EP album ng grupo na pinamagatang Pasulong.

Ang carrier single nito ay ang R&B-flavored dance track na Aswang. Prinodyus man ng Swedish music producers, meron pa rin itong distinct Pinoy flavor sa theme at lyrics.

Ang Ninuno Media head at director na si Jason Paul Laxamana ang nagsulat ng Tagalog lyrics para sa Aswang.

Nasa EP album din ang funky sounding dance-club track na Gayuma at ang R&B-inflected bop at love song cut na Maharani ni Thyro Alfaro.

Ang kantang Hala ay isa sa highlights ng six-track EP, na may funky traditional folk melodies at march cadences na hinaluan ng electrifying modern dance pop. Collab naman ito nina Alas, Jao, Taneo, R Ji at Mo kasama sina Tomas at Direk Jason.

Nasa Pasulong din ang previously released singles ng Alamat na ILY ILY featuring Lyca Gairanod at ang NEXXFRIDAY-produced, Jin Chan-written tune na Say You Love Me.

“Sobrang fulfilling na makita ‘yung hard work namin slowly paying off,” ani Tomas, “lahat ng luha at pagod to get where we are are all worth it. Our worries have turned into excitement after completing our first EP. Naalala ko pa dati ‘yung checklist ni Direk Jason (that we needed to accomplish), sabi ko sa isip ko ‘kaya ba itong matapos sa ganito kaikling time?’ Natapos din at kaya naman pala basta may tiwala at nagtutulungan kaming ALAMAT and with (the support of our fandom) Magiliws.”

Patuloy niya, “Every song is memorable. But I can say that the actual recording is something I won’t forget. We were given freedom to add to our harmonies and napaglaruan namin ‘yung mga idea, especially on Maharani, which we added a lot of harmonies.”

Um-agree naman si Taneo, “I would say Maharani resonates with me the most since it’s a song that greatly represents what our sound is like, which is a fusion of the traditional Filipino and the modern. It’s a unique sound and a song that I personally enjoy.”

Para naman kay Jao, ang high point sa creative journey nila sa Pasulong ay, “When me and Taneo were given an opportunity to choreograph one of the songs (Gayuma), which was written by Mo, Taneo and Alas. That and being involved in songwriting for some of the songs was a fun experience. We are also happy to be executing ideas with our creative director, Jason Paul Laxamana, and being involved overall with the artistry in Alamat.”

Si R Ji naman sinabing ang inspirasyon ng grupo sa likod ng lahat ng ito ay, “Our families even though we’re away from them. Everything that we do, we do for them to make them proud. That’s why we always give our best when it comes to our craft. Since we’re here, we’re going to push ourselves to the limit to become the best versions of ourselves. And that includes being the best performers that we can be.”

“I found brotherhood and a different kind of brotherly love in this group. Not to mention our one common denominator, love for music,” sabi naman ni Mo. “It brought us closer, that even if we have different tastes, we have one goal — to leave a mark on people from all walks of life, when it comes to genre, style and sound. And of course, we also aim to spread all regional languages in the mainstream.In addition, I believe that our love for music has made this group stronger because music was and still is, a big influence and importance in our lives.”

“In this EP, we are encouraging our audience to broaden their minds and appreciate the different genres and sounds we made and offer,” ani Mo.

“We also want to inspire those who aspire to be like us the same way they inspire us,” susog naman ni R Ji. “(It’s about) hard work and we want to show everyone, that you can be proud of your hometown origins. We’re proudly ‘Tatak Pinoy’ and that’s what being in Alamat is all about.”

Available na ang Pasulong ng Alamat sa lahat ng digital streaming platforms under Viva Records.

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