Gracenote and Chito Miranda. (Photo of Chito by Yummie Dingding/InterAksyon)
Once identified with a louder alternative sound that drew comparisons with the American band Paramore, Gracenote has since evolved into a progressive outfit that is more in tune with electro pop rock.
With three successful releases (“Gracenote” EP, “First Movement” and “Transparent”), Gracenote is now considered a staple in the local indie music scene.
Not surprisingly, they were selected as one of the featured artists in the maiden season of “Coke Studio Philippines.” Their collaboration with hip hop superstar Abra, “Stargazer,” as well as their cover of his thought-provoking hit “Ilusyon,” counts as among the most well-received highlights of the series.
Now the band composed of Eunice Jorge on Vocals, Keyboards, Violin, and Guitars, Jazz Jorge on Bass, EJ Pichay on Drums and Tatsi Jamnague on guitars is making beautiful music with another OPM icon. This time, they are partnering with no less than Parokya ni Edgar’s Chito Miranda in the lovely pop ditty, “Bakit Ganyan Ka?”
The engaging bouncy acoustic tune was an instant LSS (last song syndrome) hit with fans. Its video reached 800,000 views in less than 24 hours after its initial release. The song was also the most talked about collaboration online, and has garnered 28,000 shares on Facebook.
“The idea was a combination of the bands’ styles, one which is very sincere, then we thought of further adding a special flavor which was the sound of the rondalla that is not often used in songs today,” Eunice noted.
Now a popular radio hit, the song written by Eunice and arranged by Gracenote, Chito, and the band’s manager, Darwin Hernandez, is also a showcase of Gracenote’s versatility as they refused to be confined to any limiting music genre.
“Bakit Ganyan Ka?” is now available for streaming and download at Spotify. Their latest album “Transparent,” which recently won the “Best Cover Art” at the 30th Annual Awit Awards, is distributed by Warner Music Philippines and is also available on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.
Watch the music video of “Bakit Ganyan Ka?” here: https://youtu.be/pbH_fgmWRmA