Warner Music Philippines proudly announces the release of Leanne & Naara's new single "Anticipation", produced by August Rigo, a Filipino-Canadian producer whose production credits include Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, BTS, One Direction, and Kehlani, to name a few and is a one-time Juno Award (Canada's Grammy equivalent) nominee. The girls' vocals were recorded at Sonic State Audio with Brian Lotho, whose studio credits include the likes of Orange & Lemons and IV of Spades, among others. The nifty tropical-sounding acoustic guitars were done by Ricky Tillo, whose credits include Lady Gaga.
This is part of a special project Warner Music PH is cooking where they connect creative Filipinos overseas and collaborate with their domestic talent over here in an attempt to bring Global Pinoy Music collaboration that will level up and bring the music to the World stage. "#GLOPM starts here", according to A & R Alexander Lim. According to him, the single has garnered almost 15,000 streams in its first 24 hours. The duo is also on the cover of Spotify's OPM Rising playlist while the song ihas also made it on Spotify's New Music Friday playlists across many parts of Asia.
"I need a daily dose of you..." "Anticipation" manages to combine the spunk and pizzazz of latter day Tegan & Sara with the smooth R & B grooves of H.E.R.
Leanne & Naara are no strangers to getting international connections with their music. Their 2016 single "Again" not only hit #1 in the Philippines, but #2 in Singapore and Malaysia and #3 in Malaysia, but #12 on Spotify's Viral 50 charts as well. They have also collaborated with certified Indonesian hitmaker Rahmania Astrini on her single "Baby" this year.
Photography: Dix Perez