Electro-alternative rock band Brisom kicks off 2015 with the release of their single “Bigkas” featuring GMA-7 actress-singer Lovi Poe.
The band officially launched the music video of the single last Wednesday, February 11, at Cable Car restaurant in Bonifacio Global City.
Brisom—composed of Brian Sombero (vocals, guitar), Jeffrey Castro (drums, sampler), Jason Rondero (bass), Tim Abbott (synth, keys), and Terence Teves (guitars)—was formed in 2012.
The members decided to join a band competition for Converse the following year. The band’s name was taken from the first syllables of the lead vocalist’s name hence the name Brisom was formed. The band participated in a lot of music festivals in 2014 and has opened the Asian tour of the international bands Chvrches and Dishwalla.
Brian told PEP, “Last year, we had the chance to open to a lot of artists.
“And you know, it’s been a blast last year so grabe, we’re just really thankful.
“We’re really looking for ward more on branching outside of the Philippines so ayun.
Their first extended play (EP) album was released last March 2014 titled Perspectives. Lead vocalist Brian describes their genre as “pretty much like electro-indie rock.”
Their first EP is still available through online and physical distribution. There are plans for the band to release a new album soon.
Brian said, “It’ll available up to now and this May, we’re going to release a new EP.
“Wala pang pangalan but we’re working on it.
“So it’s gonna be a five-song EP again.”
When asked if the band plans to release a full-length album, Brian answered, “Mahirap kasi yung album, e, yung process.”
He added, “Siguro probably late this year.”
Brian also revealed that they are planning to work with differents artists for a possible collaboration but the band wants to focus on their music first.
He said, “I’m still asking a lot of musicians.
“I can’t name them yet but so far, kami muna.
“Brisom muna as a band.”
“BIGKAS.” The band has been playing “Bigkas” in their past gigs even before they officially released it as a single.
Brian said, “'Bigkas' is a single lang siya.
“We’re still thinking if we’re going to include it sa EP namin.
“It will be available online—iTunes, Spotify, Dezzer—starting February 15.”
Terence, the band’s guitarist, worked on the lyrics of the song three years ago while Brian helped in arranging the song.
Brian told PEP, “Terence Teves, my guitarist sa Brisom, wrote this song tapos when he presented it to me sabi ko, ‘Bro, this is a beautiful song so I will help you arrange the song.’
“So ako nag-arrange, ako nagdagdag ng feels and everything.”
Then came in Lovi. The band vocalist revealed that he met Lovi through a common friend and was pretty impressed after watching her perform live also at Cable Car restaurant.
He said, “I’ve known Lovi for years na.
“I know she started as a singer.
“So when heard her sing this song [“If I Ain’t Got You”], sabi ko bagay na bagay talaga.
He continued, “When she sang here sabi ko sobrang sakto sabi ko, ‘Bagay ka sa kanta…’
“So niligawan ko talaga siya para makipag-duet sa akin.
“And then finally nalibre naman siya so ayun pumayag naman siya.”
Catch Brisom perform their latest single with Lovi Poe this Sunday, February 15, on Sunday All Stars.