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Dubbed in the entertainment world as the “Schizoprano” Nicole Laurel Asensio is set to release her latest single – POBLACION on October 16 on Spotify and on October 17 via FB Live.

She has just released her single SILONG under Warner Music Group which was a collaboration with top Filipino sessionists and mastered in Abbey Road Studios, UK.

In POBLACION, Nicole collaborates with Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda and members of A.M.P. Bigband. While its short-film music video will star award-winning actress Ms. Cherie Gil.

She’s in the process of writing, producing and recording her second album with a team of top tier musicians – SILONG and POBLACION are just some of the early products of these continuing hard work and dedication.

For the uninitiated, Nicole Laurel Asensio is an award winning Singer- Songwriter and is often referred to as the “Schizoprano” because of her versatile vocals able to span many genres and her quick adaptability and resilience in the music industry.

Nicole grew up with music flowing into her veins from both sides of the family. The Granddaughter of coloratura, librettist and voice professor emeritus Fides Cuyugan-Asensio and Theatre artist Celia Diaz Laurel, Niece of broadway star Cocoy Laurel and Daughter of singer Iwi Laurel. Her first exposure to music was through musical theatre and classical music.

After graduating college with a degree in Literature and writing her first book, she embarked on a quest to find her own voice in the industry. Being the rebel she is she founded and toured with an all female rock band General Luna. They performed original music and toured for 5 years abroad and around the Philippines with major brand endorsements as well as opened for international rock acts such as Mr. Big and Slash.

In 2014 she embarked on a solo career and released a self produced solo album entitles “Schizoprano” under MCA universal. She has performed in London, Barcelona, Dubai, Doha, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Maldives, U.S.A., Malaysia, Vietnam.

POBLACION CREDITS

LYRICS and MUSIC:

  • Nicole Laurel Asensio
  • Norris Lopez
  • Ramiru Villacorte

MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT:

  • Michael Guevarra

Drums: Jun Austria

Bass: Simon Tan

Guitar: Janno Queyquep

Keyboard: Joey Quirino

Saxophone: Michael Guevarra

Trombone: Isla Antinero

Trumpet: Lester Sorilla

Vocals: Nicole Laurel Asensio and Chito Miranda

Backup Vocals:

  • Nicole Laurel Asensio
  • Iwi Laurel
  • Gino Lopez
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