Spongecola launched its newest extended play (EP) albums entitled Sinag and Tala on Friday at Teatrino Promenade.
Divergent to their previous albums, lead vocalist Yael Yuzon, lead guitarist Erwin Armovit, bassist Gosh Dilay and drummer Ted Mark Cruz conceptualized a “yin and yang” blend of songs about today’s culture and trends.
The first album, “Sinag,” which means sun ray, is a compilation of five lighthearted songs such as “Pag-ibig,” “Pasukan na Naman,” “Ang Saya,” “Butterflies” and “Bisita.”
Its twin album “Tala,” or shining star, embodies the dark and mysterious hits like “Coda,” “One and Only Weakness,” “Pagtungo,” “Sabay Tayo” and “Bahaghari.”
Yuzon and his bandmates recorded two separate albums due to the contrasting themes of their songs. “Sinag is like the happier half of our music of our EP while Tala is somber [and] darker version of our EP,” the lead vocalist expounded.
“In terms of production, we recorded in different studios, [and] we borrowed from different producers and places…It captures the maturity of individuals as musicians and as writers. These songs were written [from] 2014 onwards,” Yuzon explained.
Both albums are the band’s fourth and fifth, since the launch of their self-titled album “Sponge Cola” in 2003, “Tambay” in 2011 and “District” in 2012.
Aside from their album launch, Spongecola organized a meet and greet with a few of their loyal fans.
One of them, Amalia Gonzales, a fan since 2006, said that she and her buddies would attend many of Spongecola’s gigs to “show their love for Spongecola.”