After a lengthy hiatus last year, UNIT 406 returns with two new singles entitled “Tala” and “Parang Kajapon Lang” under DNA Music. Not only does the band make a comeback with new songs, but with a reinvigorated and more dynamic new sound. "Tala" is about the desperate pursuit for one's purpose in this world, and how once you find that purpose, you dedicate all of yourself: your heart, body, and soul to keep that purpose, and to not lose it.
Listen to the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3Zz2q83izx9O4u4EvSzUPs?si=YgqbPpAlQSaBebauLHyh5g
The alternative pop/rock band Unit 406 formed in 2016, with Gabriel Tagadtad and Chen Pangan on vocals and guitars, Tim Sison on drums, Ash Vanguardia on bass guitar and TJ Hollon on keyboard. They made the mark in the local band scene with cult favorites such as “Dito Ka Na Lang”, “Kahit Na Anong Sabihin Ng Iba” (which will also be reinvented in 2020 for the OST of the popular Black Sheep TV series Hello Stranger), and “Simple Lang”, among others.
In 2017, they entered the Himig Handog songwriting competition with their jam-worthy track “Tanghaling Tapat”, which eventually became a finalist in the event. This is just one among the band’s worthy achievements. Their proud and anthemic single “Mandirigma” was picked up ABS-CBN, and the song became part of the official soundtrack of a hit drama fantasy series Bagani. Tagadtad would also go on to become a songwriting and production collaborator for some certified hit songs for different artists such as KZ Tandingan, Inigo Pascual, and Maris Racal, to name a few.
After “Tala”, the band recently released “Parang Kahapon Lang” last September 4. “Parang Kahapon Lang” is a song about an unbalanced relationship where one party gives too much, and the other takes too much. It's about the failure of the relationship and the eventual acceptance of that failure.
You can listen to the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/63FDrbCMh5xPt3Q6L8XUhY?si=uIJo46cQQEy-z2rjJAFkWg
They are now tweaking the crisp and clean pop-rock template sound they’ve been known for since they emerged with a more versatile and daring treatment without losing the band’s trademark charm. Such is the nature of their music, authentic and approachable to a broad range of audiences. Unit 406’s lyrics speak to the common Filipino - full of fun, wit and the occasional hugot of emotion. These are the kinds of songs you hear and make you think, “soundtrack of my life”. Unit 406 is certainly a band with stars on sight.