After two years of being partly off the grid, the aesthetically-pleasing music makers from Caffeine and Taurine are back with a stronger kick ㅡ thanks to their new release, and the new additions to the band: Anthony Abitona on bass, and Joshuel Bautista on the keyboard. The two, along with CAT pillars Brandon Garcia who is now on synths and vocals, Nath Pelareja on drums, and Daniel Ching on guitar and vocals have returned with a fresh track that marks their return to the local music scene.
The Philippine music industry is getting a fresh new taste in the form of four-piece electropop/indie band Caffeine and Taurine.
I had forgotten the taste of solitude
the kind that came in glass bottles
where the feeling was intoxicating –
with not a care in the world.
The Paper Kites idly playing in the background
fresh, floral air to inhale – and to exhale
but I wish it never ended
it was so still and so quiet
I could hear your pulse
the evening was full of pointlessness:
pointless people pointless chatter pointless ideas
and yet I wanted to stay awake
no you wanted to stay
scents gripped the air tightly
and the night went on by
The Paper Kites album continued on
in high hopes of making you dance
but it lulled you to sleep instead.
I haven’t done a playlist post in a long time, and right now’s a good time. There’s a big storm out, and although I’m not exactly worried for my family and myself – I know by God’s grace we are safe, I’m worried for those elsewhere, and who are more affected by the storm than we are.
Also, the playlist was triggered once again by my current on-shuffle iTunes playlist. There are new tracks on here, so you’ll be a bit updated with what I have on now.
The top three songs are my most played this time around. I don’t know why, but I love to play these songs in good weather, in bad weather, when I’m being “bipolar,” or whenever I’ve nothing else to listen to – these top three songs are my turn-to tracks.
1. Lorde -Royals
2. Sara Bareilles – Gravity
3. Ariana Grande – Almost is Never Enough ft. Nathan Sykes
4. AJ Rafael – She Was Mine
5. Mario Vazquez – Gallery
6. Maroon 5 – Beautiful Goodbye
7. Loraine – Hello, Morning
SME’s youngest group EXO has finally come back with a full album titled ‘XOXO’. It seems that the boys of the 12 member powerhouse group wanted to return with an endearing gesture – hence hugs and kisses to all the waiting fans.