It’s never too early or too late to be living you dreams!
A testament of this are four (4) forty-something media practitioners who decided one day to pick up their bases and drums and guitars and write songs for a change!
Aries Espinosa (lead vocals), Yugel Losorata, (bass/back up vocals), Kap Maceda Aguila (drums), and Vincent Borromeo (guitars) collectively known now as THE PUB FORTIES went inside the Warner Music Philippines studio to rewrite their own histories.
They came out with a music career and an original single that they called ROAD RAGE!
Now I know what you’re all thinking, a bunch of forty-something guys making songs about socially-relevant subjects and political stuff as the title of the song would suggest – if that’s what’s on your mind after hearing the title then you’re all dead wrong.
ROAD RAGE has nothing to do with EDSA or MMDA of PDU30 and not even about road accidents and traffic. You’ll be surprised that the song is somewhat similar to what writers would label as a coming-of-age song or something inspired by it.
The issue tackled in the song written by Yugel who is a music journalist is not really the crime committed by temperamental motorists, but by youngsters playing with fire and fate. It’s about a couple eloping into the night and raging about it on the road.
Now the music, is something millennials would call as “classic rock” – none of those fancy new EDM-borne pop and rock but only back-to-basics guitar rock that once ruled the late 70s until the early 90s. ROAD RAGE on the other hand supplies a little distortion of sorts as it imbibes a little bit of 80’s European Rock (New Wave) and a bit of that 90’s Grunge but one that has a tempo most appealing to a younger generation.
HEAR IT HERE: https://play.spotify.com/album/3XxW0Pwxc5jcnGZFACjm3Y
I find the song both nostalgic and fresh at the same time. It’s good to have a local song out in the market that doesn’t sound pretentious – it’s honest, unapologetic and yes – good ‘ol rock! I really missed that.
I really like the song, it’s fun to listen to! – I am hearing a bit of R.E.M., The Ramones and even Panic! At The Disco somewhere inside that song.
The group just finished shooting the music video for Road Rage – it will come out on MYX Music Channel and selected online and social media sites. They have also finished recording their second single, a follow-up to Road Rage called “Drive On”.
Can’t wait to hear that one as well.