Filipino indie-folk singer Shirebound & Busking has returned after over two years with a new track called ‘Power And Sleep’.
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The single arrived today (May 6) on all major streaming platforms. On this track, the musician born Iego Tan contemplates his existence in this day and age. “Am I alive in this post-apocalypse? / Am I beginning just to come to grips? / Is it a question of good governance? / Or sarcastic providence?” he wonders.
In between the English verses (which approach a rap cadence), the singer also repeats a Tagalog hook: “Aanhin ang araw-araw-araw na dasal / Kung demonyo pa rin naman ang mahahalal?” – “What’s the use of praying everyday / If the demon remains elected?”
Listen to his new single below:
‘Power And Sleep’ marks the indie-folk act’s first new music following the release of his EP ‘Lumpin’ in August 2019. In the same year, he also dropped his 10-track debut album called ‘For Princesses, By Thieves (O Mga Awit Ng Hiraya Para Sa Guni-guning Sinta)’.
Shirebound & Busking released his debut single ‘Waltz of Four Left Feet’ in 2016. He has since put out other singles like ‘A Million Little Things’, ‘Dalum At Hibas’ and ‘Aninipot’.