FILIPINO ICON FREDDIE AGUILAR TEAMS UP WITH BRITISH BAND TO RELEASE NEW DANCE SINGLE
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22 August, London, United Kingdom, London electropop band Ooberfuse have teamed up with Filipino icon Freddie Aguilar to reinvent his timeless classic track, Anak. Taking his ballad that stormed the world in the 1970s, London based band offer a fresh new interpretation. Remaining true to the full emotional weight of the original, Ooberfuses 2014 version is set to make the song available to a whole new generation of listeners. The songs message is about the enduring love of a parent for a child come what may.
Freddie Aguilar says I was delighted when Ooberfuse sent me their song. I like what they've done and really hope that more people get to hear the song Anak and its message.
Cherrie Anderson, lead singer says It's an absolute honour and a privilege to work with the Philippines legendary songwriter. His song Anak has entered Filipino folklore and is regarded by many with the same reverence as the national anthem. To have our version endorsed by him is deeply humbling and affirming.
Hal St John says For me, Freddie Aguilar can be spoken of in the same breath as other legendary native troubadours like Bob Marley and Bob Dylan. They have a deep connection with the spirit of their people. They protect and keep intact the integrity of music as a mouthpiece for the purity of the human soul.
HERE IS A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE MUSIC VIDEO: http://youtu.be/8gUfBsmanRM
The single will be out on 29 September under Fishlipz Records. The official music video depicting the beauty and uniqueness of Filipino culture, often unglimpsed by the Western eye, will be out early September.
Notes for editors:
Freddie Aguilar is a musician best known for his composition Anak which is the best selling song in Asia, as well as performing the anthem of the Philippine Revolution that toppled the infamous Marcos dictatorship.
Ooberfuse are a London electropop band composed of Hal St John, Cherrie Anderson and Kinky Roland. They have performed as a warm up act for the Pope to a live audience of 2 million, have performed in the House of Lords in the UK and collaborated with North Korea's only living death camp survivor. They also count Boy George as a fan. Supporters of the band include BBC Introducing, Music Week, Paul Oakenfold and the UK dance act Faithless.
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