Video & Edit: Marie Carla Pangilinan & Therese Dionisio
MCA Music’s newest pop / R&B group BRWN is about to prove that being out of step with the rest of the pack isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
It’s easy to dismiss—and unfairly, make a judgment call on the merits of—young artists these days. There’s a star born every second online, and recently, both self-styled critics and pundits have been quick to jump the proverbial gun on groups who are riding whatever is currently making waves.
But without a doubt, real talent is everywhere and readily available, and all one has to do is know where to look and listen. Budding artists and songwriters who want to take a shot at the top also know where to look and listen: inward, to where it all began.
Which is why BRWN—made up of composer/singer Max Antonio Guerero, guitarist/musical arranger Migs Raneses, keyboardist/bassist and arranger Oman Peradilla, and drummer Stanley Seludo—is forging its own path as a collective of young performers with both the musical know-how and the ability to dig deep, be it musical influence or purpose. After consuming a healthy diet of vintage music ranging from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, acid jazz, soul and R&B, with a healthy shot of modern electronic music and production in their formative years, BRWN is very aware of what they want—and how they plan to achieve it.
“The objective is to be challenged,” says Guerero, who dons a trademark visor during live performances as a reminder of how it should be all about the music, and appearances shouldn’t come into play. “If you can’t challenge yourself, how do you expect to come up with anything new? That’s precisely the reason why our diverse influences seem to be working to our advantage,” he smiles. “There is no limit to the possibilities. Truly, anything is possible when it comes to creating good music.”
The band’s first single “So Good,” was released last November 16 on Spotify, Apple Music, and other major digital streaming platforms. It is equal parts sexy, groovy and most importantly, well-crafted. BRWN is also currently in the studio, finishing more tracks to be collected as a debut EP in the first quarter of 2019 (Text: MCA Music PR Material)
Check out their music video here: