Paolo Contis, Antonio Aquitania, Boy2 Quizon, RJ Padilla, and Roadfill are now recording artists!
The name of their group, P.A.R.D., stands for Padilla, Aquitania, Roadfill and Dos (Boy2 Quizon). Contis was added after they produced the Kwek-Kwek Song.
Since P.A.R.D. premiered hilarious music videos on Bubble Gang, one of the longest-running gag shows on TV, they have attracted a loyal following.
Viewers and netizens have become fond of their brand of comedy featuring a fresh take on "boy band"-ish music videos that offer relatable lyrics and well-produced sets and locations.
"Nakita namin yung collaboration of minds--creative ang grupo. We saw that it’s beyond comedy already. Maganda yung visuals, di kami nagpapatawa pero nakakatawa, so sayang kung hindi ituloy-tuloy," Paolo Contis told PEP in a recent interview held during the album launch conducted by PolyEast Records.
The album is a collection of viral music videos and audio counterparts including mass hits "Kwek-Kwek Song," "Hug," "Saging ft. Dash Calzado," "Hugot ft. Tata Lino," and their carrier single "Huli Ka Balbon."
P.A.R.D. is a brotherhood playing by their own rules. Their music videos have patterned a sort of formula, featuring beautiful girls such as Max Collins, Gwen Zamora, Sam Pinto, and others.
Byo2 Quizon pointed out, “Halos lahat kami lumaki na sa industriya so I can say na kami na rin ang director ng music video/s. Yun kasi ang pinaka-last na video na ginawa namin so more or less alam na namin kung paano gawin. Although challenging yung animation which took some time bago na-achieve yung gusto namin.”
He also said the group's collective effort has showcased each member’s ability to experiment with comedy and narrate through well-crafted music videos.
“We’re not actors who are trying to sing. We're actors who are trying to show people what we want to do in a form of a song. Nag-eenjoy kami and gusto naming i-share yun sa publiko,” said Paolo, who confirmed that the group is in the process of doing a second album.
To watch their funny music videos, visit P.A.R.D.'s official YouTube channel. Besides the physical album, it is also digitally available on iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Spinnr, eMusic, Starzik, and Qobuz.
Catch P.A.R.D. perform live and have your albums signed on January 29, 2016 at Fisher Mall, Quezon City at 7:00 PM and on February 13, 2016 at SM Baliwag, Bulacan at 5:00 PM.
Paolo Contis, Antonio Aquitania, Boy2 Quizon, RJ Padilla, and Roadfill release debut album as PARD
by Sophia Dadula posted on January 28, 2016