I am actually excited for this week to end and hoped that it's already Monday for me to get my hands on this album because I've heard Champ and Sheldon rave about it for months now. But last night, I was one of those few lucky fans who have bought the band's much anticipated album before anyone else. I got the album from the band themselves, and of course I asked them to sign it for me.
Still on my jammies, I excitedly played the CD as early as 6am this morning. I've had a long night at Eastwood and only had three hours of sleep because my adrenalin is still sky-high. The band had been playing the first track "Over and Over (and Over again)" on their recent gigs so I am more looking forward to hearing the other tracks. Of course, "Sundown" from the latest Close-Up Ad is another given. But where is the usual sad, melodrama tone? It's definitely not in "A Happy Song" or "Pitong Araw". Not that I am complaining, but only morsels of sadness (
Hale had really gone above, over and beyond their "tortured soul" phase. One complain though: I noticed a big change (well, this started with the second album) with their song writing. Bring back the poetic lyrics like the ones that you had on your first album, please.