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Alt Rock Band Talata Drops New Single To Honor Pandemic Victims

In “Panaghoy,” they mourn everyone we’ve lost to COVID-19.


Some survived the deadly pandemic. But others have lost people they love. That loss is what Talata wrote about in their latest single, titled “Panaghoy.”

Panaghoy is a Filipino word that means lamentation or mourning. When you’re mourning, you wear dark clothes. In the single, Talata tells a familiar story. The story of people who lost their loved ones because of COVID-19.

A line from the song goes, “Sabik sa iyong init / Yakap mong kay higpit / Paggising ko’y wala ka na.”

Talata live at 70’s Bistro for the “Panaghoy” launch. | Photo by Aram Lascano

The single premiered last July 22 at 70’s Bistro, Quezon City. It was also accompanied by a music video directed by Jason Pineda. He says the MV’s concept is in line with the song’s message.

Check out the MV below. Doesn’t it match the song’s lyrics perfectly?

Talata is a rock band. It’s composed of Anton Lanario (bass), Dacky Clamor (drums), James Roy Linao (guitars), Jomal Linao (guitars), and Reyg Linao (vocals). The band has been putting out hard-rock tunes and socially relevant lyrics since 2007.

The band’s vocalist says they dedicate the song to everyone who suffered a loss recently.

“Para sa lahat ng nawalan ng mahal sa buhay,” Reyg says.

Talata live at 70’s Bistro for the “Panaghoy” launch. | Photo by Aram Lascano

Kyle Cayton recorded, mixed, and mastered the song at Tower Of Doom. It was also produced by Talata with the help of Orion Management.

Their new effort “Panaghoy” is now available for streaming on Spotify. For more on Talata, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Photos Aram Lascano

Featured Image Daniella Sison

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