Filipino indie rock band Sponge Cola are not ones to shy away from the dramatic. Their latest single, ‘Siguro Nga’, was inspired by the wildly popular Korean drama Start-Up.
The track was written by vocalist/guitarist Yael Yuzon after he started watching the series, which starred Nam Joo-Hyuk and Bae Suzy as a group of entrepreneurs in the pursuit of tech innovation.
Listen to the song below.
The plot of Start-Up struck a chord with Yuzon, who found kinship with the show’s character Han Ji-Pyeong (played by rising star Kim Seon-Ho). The frontman was immediately moved by the storyline that traced the character’s journey.
“Immediately after the shock of episode 9, I literally picked up a guitar and began writing the song,” Yuzon shared in a statement.
“I didn’t know how the story was going to unfold, but at that point, I felt like it wasn’t going to work out for Han Ji-Pyeong’s character. And while heartbreak wouldn’t ravage him, it leaves him with an undulating kind of pain.” Watch the trailer for Start-Up below.
Sponge Cola’s follow-up to their 2019 album ‘Sea OF Lights’ is still in the works. ‘Siguro Nga’ arrives in the middle of the recording process for the LP, which is slated for release next year.
Last week, the four-piece held a livestream performance on Facebook for their fans. Watch the performance here.