"Love It When You Hate Me" - Avril Lavigne feat. blackbear
Avril puts fun pop/R&B bops to her patented clean pop-punk.
"Sooner or Later" - Years & Years
Bridging the gap between the Pet Shop Boys and Troye Sivan.
It's a fine, light pop song with a positive message and "Ako Naman Muna" is a diamond of a song. As Mr. Mackie would probably say, "It's Mmmkay not to be mmmkay, mmmkay?"
"Lambing" - Matthaois
A laidback song of - what else? - lambing. Nice winding guitar pattern here.
"Huling Mensahe" - Bandang Lapis
A pretty cool hugot pop-rock song with production that brings me back to my LA 105-listening days.
The song musically captures the perfect mix of elegance and pop-rock.
"Kung Nasa'n Ka Man" - mirasol
A delightful lullabye from the Baguio City-based indie-folk band's three-song EP Ang Buwan na May Liwanag sa Gabi, Ang Oras na Walang Pagsisisi.
That fiery electric guitar intro was disconcerting in a good way, but when the rest of the sinister and groovy musical arrangement entered it all made sense. Currently #1 Trending for Music on YouTube.
The sonic equivalent of waking up in the morning and smelling the coffee, the flowers, and the dew.
Comes off like a kpop hybrid of Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, and Justin Timberlake. And boy, does he turn the gospel up for a song entitled "Devil".
This 80's synth-vaporwave-informed tune from the Spotify Asia curators' favorite child and prolific singer-songwriter-producer has clearly been paying attention to what's going on here and does his best falsetto-core impression ala Zack Tabudlo.
"Skwela Niyaring Bayan" - Noel Cabangon
This song was inspired by the demolition of the old University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) building in Katipunan.
"Masaya Ka Na Ba?" - Marc Velasco
A new single from the "Ordinary Song" dude! The elaborate acoustic guitar here underlines the feels.
"Arrival" - Acdmnd$
Speaking of elaborate acoustic guitars, this Antipolo-based rap group makes their tribute to the all-natural high. This song feels like they're waiting to be invited to Santana's third Supernatural album.
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