Power pop group This Band is still on a hot streak, with their hit single “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na” still a staple on radio stations around the country.
A certified chart-topper on Spotify with 61 million streams, Apple Music Philippines Top 100, and YouTube now peaking at 211 million views, This Band is stoking the fire with the new single “Nang Iwan.”
The Las Piñas-based group, a six-piece pop band that includes singer Andrea Manzano, guitarists and chief songwriters Euwie Loria and Raymat Gubat, bassist Miccael Galvan, drummer John Macaraas and keyboardist Melvin Carson, have already notched a couple of hit singles in their portfolio.
Among them is the most-recent single, “’Di Na Babalik” that did well, posting an impressive 16 million streams on Spotify alone. Likewise, the songs “Hindi Na Nga,” “Bitaw Na,” and “Tampisaw” are also in counting millions of streams.
When it comes to a particular type of ‘hugot’ song, This Band has got their brand of sound down pat. This much is true with the latest song “Nang Iwan.”
As the title suggests, the song is a forlorn lyric on how heartbreak wreaks havoc on a person. It’s also about the fear of missing out on love, resulting to feelings of melancholy as implied by the song’s somber tones and forlorn delivery of singer Andrea Manzano of Euwie Von Loria’s lyric.
Hindi na dapat pang inalay sa ‘yo ang puso ko / Ngayon ako'y nahihirapan, kala ko'y walang hangganan / Ang sakit-sakit isipin / Na ako'y iyong iniwan
But though the song is about heartbreak, so we can’t help but admire the sound that This Band has found; a pop-cum-power-ballad sound with a bit of an edge that’s listen to the song and judge for yourself.
This Band recently won the MOR 101.9 Awards for best digital artist. This Band has also reaped a handful of nomination in the upcoming 32nd Awit Awards for Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist, Best Performance by a New Group, and Best Cover Art. They also aced two major nominations with Song of the Year for Von Loria and Record of the Year for “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na.”
“Nang Iwan” was released 26 July and is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital music stores.