Rico Blanco releases his new single titled "Yugto"

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Jul 2, 2008
Rico Blanco's new single, "Yugto," marks his return to the music scene as a solo artist after his separation from the OPM band Rivermaya. He is expected to release his debut album under Warner Music Philippines this July.


As implied by the title of his new single "Yugto," Rico Blanco is embarking on a new chapter in his life. The former frontman of the OPM band Rivermaya has just released his new single as part of his comeback as a solo artist.

Following his one-year hiatus from the local music scene during which he toured the United States and Europe, Rico emerges as a bolder artist who dares to experiment on different sounds and create a new kind of music that reflects all that he has learned from the world. In his first album as a solo artist, he showcases more of his talent as the producer, songwriter, collaborator, and performer of his new songs.

In "Yugto," he passionately interprets an epic battle in a man's heart, echoing his quest for the meaning of his existence and his views on the world. Rico bares his maturity and fearlessness in the song's mid-eastern flavored chord progression intro that erupts into an anthemic song that speaks about the complexity of human emotions. Packed with emotion and sentiments, "Yugto" presents a different Rico Blanco without sacrificing his remarkable ability to connect with a wide range of audiences through music.

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Asked about his thoughts on "Yugto," Rico simply replies, "I can't wait to play the song live." This is the first of a series of singles from Rico Blanco as a solo artist, whose debut album is scheduled to be released under Warner Music Philippines this July.

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Rico Blanco's new single, "Yugto," marks his return to the music scene as a solo artist after his separation from the OPM band Rivermaya. He is expected to release his debut album under Warner Music Philippines this July.
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