Everyone who has been in a relationship (or just a pseudo-relationship), would probably be guilty of being a bit jealous at some point. To give you a dose of that #relate vibes today, lo and behold, a rising star that we discovered via Spotify Philippines’ Viral 50 this week!
Selos, a relatable song about how a typical millennial would deal with a kick of “one-sided jealousy”, vaulted from rank #4 to #2 and we can’t help but think of how many Filipinos are going through this feeling in the past 7 days. “Magpapalipas ako ng oras para lang magtanggal ng galit at inis. Ipapaanod na ba sa alak, baka sakaling magpakita ng ngiti,” sounds very much like what most of us do!
You can watch their lyric video here:
The song was created by Filipino alt-rock band the vowels they orbit, composed of Nikka Melchor (Vocals), Jeremy Sayas (Drums), Hannah Dela Cruz (Keyboard), Gene Santiago (Guitars) and our awesome friend Patch Javier (Bass). Watch out for this band under Soupstar Entertainment! Now signed to Sony Music Philippines, they’re also set to release an EP soon. We have a feeling that they’ll be following the footsteps of Soupstar’s other talents like Sandwich, Pedicab, Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Gracenote, and Imago.
Taken into account its viral appeal, the vowels they orbit’s debut single joins the company of Lil Nas and Billy Cyrus’ Old Town Road and Allmo$t’s Dalagang Pilipina as one of the most popular songs in the country as per Spotify Philippines’ latest tracking.
Selos started gaining traction after the band performed the song at iWant ASAP Highlights this month. With its relatable lyrics, melodic pop appeal and lighthearted jazzy chords, it’s easy to see why the band continues to shred listeners’ hearts into pieces without resorting to overwrought sentimentality.
Produced by Rye Sarmiento and composed by Darwin Hernandez, the vowels they orbit’s maiden release was recorded at the Backdoor Studio.