Kamikazee is now ‘Romantico’
Kamikazee, with their signature onstage antics and witty songs, has established itself to be one of the hottest rock bands of this generation, yielding numerous hits like “Narda,” “Tsinelas,” “Chicksilog,” “First Day High,” among others. For their fourth album “Romantico,” the rock band goes extremely personal with songs that re-tell their love experiences.
“What makes this album special is that all the songs here are expression of our experiences and the stories of people around us,” says drummer Allan “Bords” Burdeos. “It is an album very close to us as these songs represent parts of who we are now.”
Frontman Jay Contreras adds, “Para siyang kuwento ng mga taong, umibig, umiibig, iniwan, nasaktan, at umibig ulit.”
Kamikazee considers this album special because this is the first time that they had agreed on the album’s theme even before the collection of songs was written.
The band added that usually the songs come first before they think of an album concept, but for “Romantico,” it is clear to them that they want to tackle love as its central theme.
The album’s first single “Halik” talks about love grown tired, expressed in Kamikazee’s signature sound.
When asked whose story that was, Bords quickly replied, “secret!”
Other standout tracks are “TNT,” “Tamis,” “Tagpuan,” “Sana,” “Sobrang lungkot,” “Kislap,” “Wo-oh,” “If You’re Not Here,” “Paano,” and “Huling Sayaw.”
“Romantico” comes after the hit albums “Kamikazee,” “Maharot,” and “Long Time Noisy.”
Formed in 2000, the band is composed of Jay Contreras on vocals, Jomal Linao on guitars and backing vocals, Led Tuyay on guitars, Puto Astete on bass and Bords Burdeos.
- Sobrang Lungkot
- If you’re not here
- Huling sayaw