Sponge Cola Is Set To Drop Another Record Next Month

After the dropping their newest record, “Hometown,” comes another release from the band next month

Sponge Cola marked another milestone in their career last December 14. The band dropped a new record called “Hometown,” and celebrated two sparkling decades of music at PETA Theatre in a show called “Bottoms Up.”

In a backstage interview, FreebieMNL was able to snag a scoop on their upcoming project. According to Sponge Cola’s drummer, they will be dropping a lot of music on the months to come.

READ: Two Sparkling Decades of Sponge Cola

Front man Yael Yuzon stresses that they will be releasing a new album next month.

Nagrelease kasi kami ng album ngayon. Secret dapat toh eh. Tapos may part two yan na lalabas din naman next month,” mentions Yuzon.

Sponge Cola live to celebrate their 20th anniversary for a show called “Bottoms Up” | Photo by Aram Lascano

Yuzon further shares that they’ve written a lot of songs since they weren’t able to play gigs when the pandemic started, which means they they have also been recording.

Oo kasi hindi kami maka-gig masyado noong pandemic of 2020. So ang nangyare, nagsulat kami ng nagsulat, nagrecord ng nagrecord. Kaya ang dami naming [release],” explains Yuzon.

A backstage drinkdown with Sponge Cola, including their original drummer Chris Cantada | Photo by Aram Lascano

The new record was heavily influenced by their producer Joey Santos. Sponge Cola’s Gosh Dilay and Ted Mark Cruz also state in the interview that their next release will liken to a mixture of Joey Santos’ sound—modern pop—and the signature of Sponge Cola.

Siguro current pop sounds, pero siyempre mine-maintain pa rin naming yung classic na sound [namin],” the bassist emphasizes. “Mixture talaga siya ng ‘our sound,’ [and Joey’s] influence,” the drummer further explains.

According to Yuzon, they still practice the band’s core value in terms of writing their music. As he adds, it includes relatable experiences as if their listeners are being spoken to.

“May nagbago sa producer na nagbigay ng ibang kulay. Pero yung core pa rin namin is still relatable human experiences in a memorable, catching, soaring chorus. [Also], verses that make you feel parang you’re being spoken to,” stresses Yuzon.

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