After the success of their studio albums and chart-topping hits like "Torete", "Sulat" and "Migraine", Moonstar 88 rises to new heights with the release of their newest effort entitled "This Year".
With the band members having successful careers outside their work as musicians, this album took them two and a half years to finish, and is proof of their hard work and dedication.
The album was officially launched last December 3 at the Secret Fresh Gallery in Ronac Art Center San Juan. It contains 8 tracks including the first single "Ligaw" (currently #6 on our Pinoy MYX Countdown
); an acoustic version of "Migraine"; and a duet version of "Ligaw" with Parokya ni Edgar's Chito Miranda.
"First time kami gumawa ng duet. And sobrang special siya nang si Chito ang kumanta. Fisrt time namin siya naka-jam. Pero siya nag-produce nung 2nd album namin including "Sulat", the band explains.
Another reason to buy the album is the eye-catching , limited edition packaging designed by artist and gig-poster maker extraordinaire, JP Cuison (http://jpcuisonart.blogspot.com/). They also have a special surprise for whoever purchases copy number 88! So make sure you buy the original!
"This Year" is a breath of fresh air for May Chelle, Herbert, Paolo and Bon, who continue Moonstar88's legacy of easy-listening OPM pop. They are all set as one of the performers for the up coming MYX Mo! 2012 in Marikina!
Check out photos from their press launch here
Click the video below for our MYXPH.COM exclusive interview with the band.
What's YOUR favorite Moonstar88 song? What can you say about their latest music video for "Ligaw"? Do you like the art work from the video and the album cover? Leave your comments below.