Cebuano alt-pop band Sepia Times, consisting of Luigi Balazo and Elisha “Icy” Ang, is set to release their long-awaited album this year in two parts.
“The Art Of Human”, the title of the album, draws inspiration from the concept of an essay or a compilation of textbook ideologies on existence and the human condition. “Though we all go through different things in life and perceive reality and existence in different ways, we can resonate and relate with each other through tiny things in life like words, thoughts and relationships. In this case, people can find home in a song and know they aren’t the only person feeling the dread, indifference or content in simply being,” says the band.
From heavy electronic aggression to more laid back and simple to acoustic intimacy, Sepia Times’ upcoming album presents itself in a variety of different genres, but held together by a certain sonic signature as well as conceptual solidarity in its lyrics. The musical blend has been described as “colorful melancholy”. Balazo (on production) and Ang (vocals), both being individual songwriters, have crafted personal study into the mind and soul, albeit through a relatable transcript of sounds and words.
The album is confirmed to have 13 tracks being split into 2 releases. Part 1 consists of 8 tracks with their highlighted track “Window Pain”. The song is a dark, dismal, and deeply personal track written by Elisha “Icy” Ang. The song was written on a vulnerable night in a high hospital room, after having suicidal thoughts. Its main theme is resisting the urge to give in to the idealization and romanticization of suicide.
The artwork was headed by none other than Nikko Tan who has been closely operating with the band on their visuals since after the release of the band’s debut EP “1238”.
Get the feel of their music by streaming their album “The Art Of Human” Part 1 now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and all digital streaming platforms under Sony Music Philippines.
You can also watch The Visual Show streaming tonight (April 30) at 8pm through their Facebook and YouTube channel.
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