Let another history of mainstream rock unfolds and be a part of it as BAMBOO — the rockstar band behind the phenomenally successful songs
“Noypi”, “As the Music Plays” and “Mr. Clay” — comes with another-hit-making single dubbed as “Hallelujah” from their latest album called “Light Peace Love”.
Light Peace Love, as EMI Music and the band have been called the “March-May Sessions” because it only took the band three months making it in the studio, spearheading the most awaited album of the year.
Their first single “Hallelujah”– and the only Tagalog song included in the album — again poised to heat up radio waves with its appeal to budding adults as a song love for fellowman, truth for the innocent and hope for those who dream. Hallelujah (also alleluia) has its interpretation “God be praised”, or a song or shout of praise to God. But with Bamboo, a praise mused in an alternative rock flavor have a stronger hold on teenagers and young adults which basically are the song’s main subject.
Served as their second single, “FU” is a song embedded with lyrics charged with sociopolitical messages. Very soul-ish single “Much Has Been Said”, poised as the album’s third single which scaled the charts and came in synch with a video directed by Topel Lee. The album’s fourth single is the baring “Truth”, which is now also poised to be the band’s first single to their album to be released in Asia this year.
Some tracks include a glimpse of jazz and rock but still with the Bamboo-esque flavor with added instruments to spice up the main entrée. Lyrics we always get from Bamboo rotate mainly with political content yet positive and uplifting to our innocence. The album includes ‘ Dinner at 6′, ’04’, ‘I-You’, ‘Peace Man’, ‘Alpha Beta Omega’, and ‘Children of the Sun’ complete the ideals of Light Peace Love. The album attained its gold status in July 2005 then Platinum award in January 2006.
Penning anthemic lyrics and fashioning interwoven harmonies that sparked attention with Bamboo’s first album “As the Music Plays” under EMI-PolyEast Records in February 2004, these four hard-working and hard-rocking souls namely Bamboo Manalac (vocals), Nathan Azarcon (bassist), Ira Cruz (guitars) and Vic Mercado (drums) will soon again be wowing the crowd with their sophomore album as hits flow one after another await.
Bamboo has the brand new taste for young Pinoys to anticipate after the album “As the Music Plays” which now turns to its Double Platinum record award since its release in 2003. The album and its carrier single “Noypi”, contributed successfully at the brink among the songs of the generations; bagged numerous awards; gave an unbelievably full-house performances and topped radio charts, now, witness as Bamboo set to rake in another pile of that history.
With limited studio time, the music, lyrics and the trademark silken harmonies all came quickly in the whole package of LightPeaceLove now available in your favorite record bars and leading supermalls, released by EMI Music Philippines as presented by SMART BUDDY Prepaid in cooperation with Pony “Let’s Get It On!”, Manila Bulletin, Discovery Suites, Information Gateway and SM Supermalls.