PolyEast Records is pleased to announce of the re-release of Bamboo Manalac’s debut album NO WATER NO MOON with a brand new single "Carousel" which will be out in stores in May 1, 2013.
"Carousel", produced and written by Manalac, features a pulsating and anthemic drum beat along with haunting vocals that Manalac is known for. While the song was recorded by Manalac in Manila, final mastering was done in California by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters as well as the other songs in the album. The song was launched on radio in April 22 and expected to release its music video soon.
Manalac said “It (Carousel) speaks of inspiration and finding oneself by going back. As the refrain starts “remember before….rush hour…” and that once you do open that door it’s a hard thing to close. And that “home” for me isn’t a place but it’s me finding meaning in what I do what drives me to dare, be confident and continuing to look for that spark… and that is home.”
Asked about Carousel’s lyrical wordplay with children singing the background chanting “I’m home…” he recalls “…’the nursery line’ which brings you back to a special time in your life. For the choruses, I also put into lyric of the images and the idea that we’re here to not think of the “perfect storybook ending” but to live and take the present…”
No Water No Moon marks Manalac's first solo album and was originally released in 2011 and crept to Gold record status in February 2013. Producing the chart-topping hits that made his comeback as one of the most anticipated albums of 2011, NO WATER NO MOON produced the singles “Questions” “Spin”, Ikot ng Mundo” and “In This Life.” The same album gave him another taste of victory at the 25th Awit Awards for the Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist award for his song "Questions."
Marking his name as a band’s front man to a solo act is no easy feat. That did not stop Mañalac’s ambitious resolve to conjure up a new and eclectic set. Teamed with some of the top musicians in the music industry like Ria Osorio, Kakoy Legaspi, Jun Jun Regalado, Bong Gonzales and Simon Tan— Manalac is now a regular performer at the ABS CBN’s Sunday concert show ASAP and gearing up as a mentor/judge for the upcoming premiere of THE VOICE in the Philippines to be aired on ABS CBN this coming June. Globe Telecoms also introduced Bamboo Mañalac as the ambassador of Tattoo@Home early this year.
Manalac will embark on a promo tour for the release of No Water No Moon Repackaged version via Polyeast Records. Promo dates will be announced soon.
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