After releasing 3 singles in 2020, Larrenwong dropped a new EP It'll Make Sense Soon. Since it came out, it's had a huge first week. The R&B artist's latest project has 5 tracks and he wrote 4 songs in the EP.
Do you have a favorite off the EP? Check out the track listing, listen to the EP, and let us know!
In addition to releasing It'll Make Sense Soon, he just came off opening for Blxst on the No Love Lost Tour. The Bay Area native took the stage at The New Parish in Oakland, CA. Missed out? Larrenwong got us covered with a recap.
Larrenwong wasn't the only Filipino on the No Love Lost Tour. Good Morning Gabe took the stage in between acts and set the tone as tour DJ. You know he got the crowd going and ready for the show! Check out BTS of how much fun he had on tour.
After putting his football career behind him, Northwestern alumnus Warren Long, — also known by his stage name Larrenwong — now funnels all his energy into pursuing his passion for music. The linebacker, who spent time on NFL rosters and played in the Canadian Football League, released his first album “Aria” in 2017 and is ready to go bigger and better with his upcoming project.
Cover Photo Credit: Larrenwong Twitter
FERN. released his Dreamwalker EP early this month that features 12 tracks including his latest single, "Lotus." The music video for the new track just dropped and we can't stop thinking about it. It features fellow artist Cavill and is the 5th video FERN. released for the EP.
Dreamwalker has been 2 years in the making and is his most personal project yet. He previously released the singles, "Baby Rye," "Kagandahan," and "LOOPING" before the release of the EP. If you're looking for something to chill out to then this is the EP for you. You can't go wrong with FERN.'s soothing voice and vivid lyrics that makes you visualize his songs. Get a glimpse of the artist he's become as he pours his emotions into each track on the EP.
Can't go wrong with this ensemble of music, as FERN. said, "it's art for consumption."
Cover Photo Credit: FERN. Facebook
Darren Criss can literally do it all, sing, dance, and act! He just released a new EP called, "Masquerade." If you're into pop, glam rock, electronic music this EP is for you! A personal favorite is For a Night Like This, which just makes anyone want to get up and dance. I Can't Dance definitely gives off David Bowie vibes that'll have you throwing an 80s theme party then Darren strips it down with the track, Walk of Shame. Each track can stand alone, but still work together. There's a song for everyone in the EP so listen now on your streaming platform of choice!
"Masquerade" combines Darren's passion of acting and music. He shares "it's all about identifying an idea and somehow transforming it into an experience, by way of breathing life into a specific masque. As an actor, I've always sought to be consistently inconsistent with the masques I put on, and so I seek to follow suit with the music I make. In the same way a "role" can be different from story to story, each piece of music should be treated like a different "part" in a different play. "Masquerade" is a small collection of the variety of musical masques that have always inspired me. They might not always sound or feel the same, but they are inevitably and undeniably me behind each masque. And that's the kind of eclecticism that not only makes for a successful masquerade ball- but what makes me, me."
Here's the track list for "Masquerade":
1. f*kn around
2. i can’t dance
4. walk of shame
5. for a night like this
Cover Photo Credit: Darren Criss Twitter
Frankie "Kakie" Pangilinan talks about her latest EP abOUT hER SPACE. Just the first chapter of a longer compilation, she always wanted to name a project "outer space." Now was her chance, however the title goes in deeper with the "a," "b", "h" also has its own meaning, "a broken heart"/ "a bountiful harvest." The EP honors her younger self that experienced heartbreak and all the "hugots" (the feels). Kakie takes it old school as she said all the songs originally came from a USB of 20 songs she wrote in a night. Listeners will get a look at her writing style and leave them wanting more which luckily for us is on the way.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, P-Lo drops his newest EP, Yours. The EP has 3 tracks: Yours, Walked In, and Get Me Lit. If you have a boo or not, Yours will have you vibing out. Who's down to go hella dumb with us?
Listen to the EP on all major streaming platforms!
P-Lo has been dropping fire merch and most is sold out, but now he drops his newest designs. This collab with 143 Worldwide has the familiar Stunna Boy logo with more of a Valentine's feel. Plus he has you covered with the phone popsocket and jibbitz. Make sure to cop the 143 collab t-shirt or Stunna Boy Hoodie on P-Lo.com before it runs out!
Cover Photo Credit: P-Lo Official Facebook
Manila artist, Claudia released a four-track EP Conflicted this year with the lead track of the same name. She tells Dannieboi about her musical process and what songwriting looks like for her. Claudia also tells us how she's been coping during the pandemic and how she started in music.
During the lockdown, Claudia shared she started a podcast and created more music with her bandmates remotely. As for other hobbies she's been focusing on too are reading and writing a lot. Dannie asked her if she has any suggestions on activities to do when you start to get cabin fever. "Working out really helps. Don't pressure yourself. If that means a 10 minute walk, then let it be. Moving your body is important especially mentally."
Claudia also shares about the beginning days of her musical career. She goes by Claudia because she was looking to separate herself from her family. It was a natural decision for her because her family is also in the entertainment industry and wants to create her own path. She's always wanted to be a singer but no one else knew she could sing! "I was shy growing up that I didn't think I had the confidence to pursue music." What opened her eyes to music was Kehlani's mixtape, You Should Be Here. Artists that have influenced her include Taylor Swift who drew her to write songs and would love to collaborate with Pharrell.
Claudia has ventured into songwriting in her latest singles and has collaborated with 88rising artist, Jason Dhakal. Her early singles, Stay and Finally Found It were well received by an evolving Manila music scene. Although she didn't contribute much in the creative process for Stay, she worked with a producer from Cebu for Finally Found It. For her latest EP, the tracks Conflicted and HEAD/HEART, she collaborated with Jason.
"Conflicted was completed when HEAD/HEART came out. I sent Jason an idea of what I wanted to write then 1-2 hours later he sent the whole song. Usually I want to have a say in writing, but made the exception because Jason was able to capture it."
The overarching theme of her EP is choosing between your heart and being rational. It's a tough decision sometimes and things could get confusing. She explains the music video for HEAD/HEART was an experimental visual project where they contrasted the ideas of choosing between one's head or heart.
To close out the interview, Dannie goes through a list of quick questions. Find out what some of Claudia's favorite foods are, what her phobia is, and the song she'll never get tired of. Make sure to check out her latest EP, Conflicted on all music streaming platforms.
Indonesian-American singer Stephanie Poetri joins Dannieboi for a myxCLUSIVE and you'll love her 3000. Dannie said he was a little nervous because he was excited to meet her. It's okay, we were all fangirling along too! She takes us along her musical journey so far and how she's been able to make music during the lockdown with her latest song Selfish.
You may have heard Stephanie's music thru 88Rising, but she tells Dannie that she initially didn't want to be an artist. She comes from a musical family as her mom Titi DJ is also a pop singer and her dad is a music teacher. Just like all kids, she wanted to rebel against her parents but the power of music was too strong. After graduating, "I put out Appreciate which I didn't expect much to happen and the same with I Love You 3000." Fast forward to I Love You 3000 hitting #2 on the Asian charts and helping her continue in music.
"It was the song right before I was going to take a break in music. I wanted to go back to school and take a gap year. I already got into a school and realized that I wanted to pursue music."
Her latest single, Selfish came about during quarantine. She wanted an upbeat, acoustic song with a darker sound. Stephanie describes the song as having a crush on someone but it's not yet official so do you have the right to be jealous? Anyone in a MU (mutual understanding) relationship could relate. Check out the music video to get a feel for the song and vibe along with us!
We can expect more music on the way from Stephanie in the new year. She fills us in on her upcoming EP AM:PM. It'll be released early next year with 6 tracks, 3AM songs and 3PM. A song for every mood. Also, she's excited to go back on the road and perform. The first thing she would do when the pandemic is over is to go to the Philippines, hang out with fans, and do a live show.
Luckily during the typhoon, Lesha says that her area wasn't as affected like her friends who experienced flooding. "I'm praying for them and everyone who's capable of donating to donate to the drives and help these people out because they really need it."
We switch gears and dive into her new song, Sad Songs which is about a personal struggle she experienced. Going through negativity and noise, she needed an outlet. "I wrote this in a point of view as if I was talking to my anxiety." Lesha wants her music to resonate with people going through any situation. Sad Songs is part of her upcoming EP releasing next year with another single releasing next month. The EP features more upbeat songs that matches her bubbly personality with a dark visual twist.
Catch the music video for Sad Songs below: