Around six months ago, Ebe Dancel actually thought of calling it quits from the limelight of the music industry and maybe pursuing another music related career. Fortunately for his fans, a huge amount of faith shook Ebe back to his senses and soon after that was in the studio and breathing life on new songs at the hi-speed of one song per day for the soon-to-be-released debut solo album ôDalawang Mukha Ng Pag-ibig,öhis double CD record with Warner Music Philippines. The album which is slated for the month of August is composed of all original songs, all crafted with the same heart, honesty and sensibility of Ebe but with an almost audible sound of excitement over which he must have felt while creating the album. This time around, his music sounds bigger, and freer to say the least. The first CD is the full-band version of the 10 tracks while the second CD contains all the same songs but all redone in acoustic takes, recorded in separate sessions for a different sound all the more highlighting EbeÆs vocals and lyrics.
Former Sugarfree front man is responsible for the hit songs Mariposa, Kwarto, Tulog Na and Hari Ng Sablay among others. With this new album, Warner Music Philippines is launching Ebe Dancel as a solo artist to watch for, and already, fans are eagerly awaiting its release.
Not unkown to many, Ebe also got into other bands and was a member of Cambio. He, along with some well-known music artists, Raimud Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, Kris Dancel, and Diego Mapa would play a few shows a month as Cambio and record a few songs on the computer in one of their houses. But even with their limited appearances together, the band caught on in the local live music scene and has become one of those local acts worth to see.
Even with his busy schedule, Ebe still wrote songs and even helped produced tracks for artists such as SinoSikat, and Nyoy Volante. He was also tapped to make music for Chito Ro±oÆs musical, Emir. It was actually while working on another projectùwriting and producing songs for Warner MusicÆs all-girl rock band General Lunaùthat led to the next stage in EbeÆs career.
His own voice
EbeÆs songs, even with his wide range of subjects always has a distinct Ebe Dancel mark on themùpoetic, yet relatable lyrics, catchy melodies. In the album, Ebe got to work with the legendary Buddy Zabala, Raimund Marasigan and Francis Reyes. ôHanggang sa Duloö is the team up of EbeÆs aforementioned dream team, which was eventually picked up as soundtrack by a networkÆs primetime TV series.
The carrier single, ôMuliö is vintage Ebeùdynamic vocals, sensitive lyrics backed by driving guitars and drum parts. It is actually one of the first songs that he wrote among the other tracks in the album: ôIsang Probinsyano sa Maynila,ö ôWag Kang Mag-alala,ö ôLuha,ö ôMaligalig,ö ôPaalam sa Kahapon,ö Lapit,ö ôIkaw Ang Aking Tahanan,ö and ôWag Na Tayong Mag-away.ö
As one of his songs goes, ôPatuloy ang daloyàö Ebe held nothing back with this solo debut, he confessed to a creative shot of energy in this new horizon that has opened up for him.
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