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IN PHOTOS: Cynthia Alexander launches new album ‘Even Such Is Time’ at homecoming concert

After 5 years in the US, Cynthia Alexander is back in the country to share her new music. The folk singer-songwriter performed at a sold-out show last January 13 at the Music Museum to launch her newest album, “Even Such Is Time”.

The audience was treated to delicate performances of some of her classic hits from her previous albums: “Insomnia & Lullabyes,” “Rippingyarns,” “Comet’s Tail,” and “Walk Down The Road”. She gave the crowd a sneak peek to her newly released album by playing songs “Dream” and “Even Such Is Time” for the first time.

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The stage design of the show adds warmth to Alexander’s music and gives off that rustic and intimate feel with several old lamps, books, and chest drawers that makes it look homey. With songs like “Comfort In Your Sadness,” “U & I,” “Knowing There Is Only Now,” and “The Weather Report,” the stage design was probably meant for everyone to feel like they were relaxing at home in a cold weather while watching Cynthia Alexander perform.

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Alexander was joined by a wonderful ensemble of musician including Abby Clutario and Mlou Matute. Her brother Joey Ayala was also present in the audience to show his support. After one of her performances, Alexander recalled that her brother gave her her first guitar when she was 13 and taught her the first three chords she learned.

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Brothers Miguel and Paolo, more popularly known as Ben&Ben, performed in a full band setup with their recently formed group for the opening act of the night. The folk-pop ensemble, who gained a huge following not only in the indie scene but also in mainstream music industry, played their hit songs “Kathang Isip,”Ride Home,” and “Leaves” to name a few.

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Ben&Ben said it was such an honor for them to open for Cynthia Alexander’s show and that she’s been one of their greatest inspiration in music.

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Cynthia Alexander and Ben&Ben also shared the stage to sing a rendition of Joey Ayala’s “Dumaan Ako”.

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Here are some of the highlights of the show:

The show was presented by Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and SOS Movement, in partnership with Gabi Na Naman Productions and Vandals On The Wall.

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