Sponge Cola is back with an interesting pair of songs to close out 2017. Fresh off their latest hit “Bahaghari,” which just recently entered Magic899’s Hall of Fame list, the band is set to release “Tempura” and “Kunwari.”
According to frontman Yael Yuzon, “Tempura” is “Basically a compilation of text messages from a friend, who was going through some relationship problems at the time.” When asked about the title, he says “It is so personal and almost biographical, that the title is almost begging the listener to detach from the song’s specifics. But at the same time, invites anyone who could lend an ear.” So is it a rant? “I guess it is,” Yuzon adds.
Bassist Gosh Dilay penned the bittersweet “Kunwari,” that despite being a lighthearted song, deals with something everyone is all too familiar with: unrequited love. Framed by Dilay’s trademark Filipino, “Kunwari” emphasizes the push and pull between being eager risk takers, and safe calculated people when it comes to love.
Both “Tempura” and “Kunwari” are available on all digital platforms!