Date With Fate

Date with Fate To Reboot Control Album Featuring Paula Alcasid on Vocals

Reboots have become big trend in films nowadays that it has been an option for the band Date with Fate to do the same thing to relaunch its Control Album soon.

On a hiatus because of busy schedules among band members and no singer to front, the group has finally tapped the services of Paula Alcasid (thanks to her occasional performance in Songwriters Philippines’ Songwriters’ Night), a prolific singer-songwriter who was part of 7101 Music Nation (headed by “The Maestro” Ryan Cayabyab, Twinky Lagdameo and Julio Sy, Jr.) batch 2012 Elements Music Camp and one of the roster of talented artists in indie-label Downorth Musique, to do the vocal choirs.

Re-recording the vocal tracks, Paula’s interpretations of the songs and her amazing vocal range provided new dimension, added some interesting colors and what not.

New songs are currently in the works and hopefully they get included in the soon-to-release rebooted album.

But before it hit the shelves and online music stores for downloads, here’s a snippet of the recording sessions of the previously unreleased tune “What It’s Like” featuring Paula on lead vocals.

You may also check out her solo projects via her Soundcloud page.


Featured Song: Kimberly Collado and Lester Namocatcat’s Hibang

Whenever I hear someone says OPM is dead or songwriting is dead here in the Philippines, my initial reaction has always been, huh?! Is this person aware of the scene? Because if you will see the independent or underground circuit, we have abundant of talented songwriters and performers waiting to be heard and get played on the radio. Well businesswise I think it may be true for them (radio stations have been playing foreign songs, the majors are into revival of old classics as well as reviving top 40 hits of today which is killing the craft), but if you’ll get a look of events like the Songwriter’s Night held every third Monday of the month at Conspiracy Garden Cafe in Visayas Ave, Quezon City, there are already plenty of talents to watch out for, and they’re performing their own original compositions, most only heard via posts on the internet, and just outside Songwriter’s Philippines, there are other songwriting groups as well, particularly 7101 Music Nation, which boasts of upcoming artists.

Batch 3 members Kimberly Collado and Lester Namocatcat, two of the talented artists I met with the group, have this great song collaboration and I was honored to jam it with them. Impromptu. The two performed “Hibang” (means crazy in English) at Songwriter’s Night event and also joining them were percussionist/guitar luthier JP Hernandez on djembe.

Here’s a vid from that event.