Ely has played it coy about whether or not their documentary will be on Netflix
Fans of Eraserheads are sure to feel the “ligaya” as a documentary about the Filipino alternative rock band is in the works, Ely Buendia reveals.
The announcement came after the roaring success of their reunion concert in the country and their world tour this year.
In an interview with the online magazine Hiraya, Ely confirms they are making a documentary about the classic ’90s Pinoy band, but he declines to elaborate further.
“There’s going to be a documentary on the Eheads, and that’s all I can say for now,” he says.
Rumors have it that the documentary special will be streamed on the streaming platform Netflix. But Ely has declined to reveal more details.
On December 22, 2022, Ely, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala, and Raymund Marasigan reunited on stage as they held the “Ang Huling El Bimbo” concert at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Parañaque.
The group performed 31 of their long-list of repertoire, with some 50,000 spectators singing along to hits like “Overdrive,” “Huwag Mo Nang Itanong,” “Yoko,” “Sembreak,” “Ligaya,” “Maling Akala,” “With A Smile,” “Magasin,” “Pare Ko,” “Minsan,” “Alapaap,” and “Ang Huling El Bimbo.”
They also teased about a world tour show – giving fans across the globe to see them reunited on stage once again.
Sharing a poster of their reunion show on Instagram, the band’s lead vocalist Ely wrote, “World Tour 2023 coming soon” two days after their Manila concert
The group eventually toured in the US and Canada from May to June, much to their fans’ content.
Before their December show last year, the band held a reunion concert 13 years ago.
Ely, meanwhile, revealed he wrote a new song called “Flaming Lullaby” that’s being sold as a Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are assets that have been tokenized via a blockchain. They are assigned unique identification codes and metadata that distinguish them from other tokens. NFTs can be traded and exchanged for money, cryptocurrencies, or other NFTs—it all depends on the value the market and owners have placed on them.
“I wrote a short song called ‘Flaming Lullaby’ and they’re selling it as an NFT. I won’t pretend I have a clue what NFTs are but it’s a nice change of pace for me, it’s like a whole new frontier that’s full of possibilities and you can be who you want to be,” he says.
When asked if there was a possibility of composing new songs for Eraserheads, he could say: “Let’s see.”
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