Words by Nic Angeles | Photo courtesy of Island Records Philippines
Coinciding with the launch of Island Records Philippines is the release of a hopeful and inspiring brand new single from juan karlos, who is part of the iconic label’s flagship roster.
Released on July 24th, “BLESS Ü” is out now on your favorite digital streaming platform. “The song, or at least the idea of it, was already made prior to the lockdown. Basically, it was just on standby. But when the pandemic happened, all gigs were cancelled,” frontman JK Labajo says of the pop-R&B track. “We thought it’d be a good idea to record something different from the music people are already familiar with from us.”
“I’ve experienced depression and anxiety… and it’s really frustrating, the feeling of being down all the time,” JK opens up. With “BLESS Ü”, the band seeks to “help them feel somehow lighter.” juan karlos are also donating a portion of the single’s stream revenue to the fight against COVID-19, with the UP-PGH Bayanihan Na! Foundation. “This wonderful collective of doctors and volunteers are spearheading the fight against ending this terrible pandemic,” shares the band.
To all those wishing to help our fight against COVID-19, we are currently facing challenges in pipelining our financial…
Every stream helps. Stream “BLESS Ü” now. PULP