Last week under MCA Music Universal Music Philippines in Metro Manila #KalyePop was reportedly selling in various Astrovision, Astroplus and Odyssey record bars. According to the initial sales reports of the label, the certain branches run out of stocks a few days after copies landed on the shelves.
The boy band spokesman Anjo Resurreccion say’s “it is a pleasant surprise to learn that the sales of our #KalyePop album are doing well, especially at this time when music fans are no longer buying physical copies of OPM albums. We can’t help but be grateful to our fans and supporters for the good news!”
The neocolonial-inspired album #KalyePop contains six musically diverse original tracks from the most Filipino boy band that popularized “Sa Isang Sulyap mo,” the monster hit song that won the 2013 PMPC Star Award for Music “Song of the Year” and the “Most Promising Performing and Recording Group” in the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarships Foundation’s 45th Box-Office Entertainment Awards
Except for the upbeat novelty song “Ang Saya-Saya” penned by acclaimed composer Jonathan Ong of Sonic State Studio, the rest of the tracks of #KalyePop, including the hit song “Hayop Sa Ganda” and the earlier promotional single “Ikaw At Ako” were composed by musician and the group’s road manager Urie Tesorio. Band manager and public relations entrepreneur Chris Cahilig produced the album while Ong arranged the songs. Its album cover was photographed by 1:43’s original member Kimmeth Nicolas and styled by Ryuji Shiomitsu.
They have three remaining tracks of #KalyePop include the cleverly titled novelty song “Istambay Me” and the Ballads “Langit” and “Pwede Bang malaman” which carry the 1:43’s signature romantic melody and lyrics.
1:43 is composed of four talented, Men namely, Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas (UST) Psychology graduate and a MYX VJ Search finalist; Argee Golding, an international taekwondo medalist from UST; Gold Aquino, an entrepreneur and a Business Administration graduate from the Centro Escolar University (CEU); and Yuki Sakamoto, a Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group.
According to Cahilig, the idea of producing #KalyePop for 1:43 has been in his mind since he formed the boy band in 2010 as a reaction to the young Filipino audience’s fancy for KPop music and star.
The song “Hayop sa Ganda” has so far received close to half a million views on YouTube. While “Ang Saya-Saya” is brewing to become a dance craze this two of the tracks of #KalyePop are now a certified radio hits.
The album is supported by McJim Classic Leather, Bella Vita, and Level Up! Interested parties may book 1:43 by sending an inquiry at email@example.com or by visiting the 1:43 Fan Page on Facebook.