Limasawa Street (Ben&Ben album)

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Limasawa Street
Ben&Ben - Limasawa Street.png
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 12, 2019 (2019-05-12)
StudioSpryta Productions Inc.
(Mandaluyong, Metro Manila)
GenrePop
Length51:04
Label
Producer
  • JP Verona
  • Johnoy Danao
Ben&Ben chronology
Ben&Ben EP
(2016)
Limasawa Street
(2019)
Singles from Limasawa Street
  1. "Mitsa (Salamat)"
    Released: February 14, 2019
  2. "Pagtingin"
    Released: May 2, 2019
  3. "Araw-Araw"
    Released: May 2, 2019

Limasawa Street is the debut studio album by Filipino indie folk/folk pop band Ben&Ben. It was released on May 12, 2019 by Warner Music Philippines and Sony Music Philippines.

Background[edit]

Led by twins Paolo Guico and Miguel Guico, Ben&Ben announced on social media that they will be releasing their debut album in May 2019 after topping various streaming platforms and radio charts with hit singles “Kathang Isip,” “Ride Home” and “Maybe the Night”. [1][2]

“Limasawa Street” is derived from the Butuanon word "Masawa" meaning light and is also the name of a street that holds a special place in one of the Ben&Ben members’ heart, grounded with a deeply personal story that offers the comforts of life and home. Paolo shared, “We wanted the album to represent a place of light by singing about hopeful perspectives in troubled situations.”[3]

Singles[edit]

The first single "Mitsa (Salamat)", released 3 months before the album was released. “Mitsa” means candle wick, as seen in the official song art. The 9-piece band made the crowd roar even more than usual at the Karpos Live back in October 2018. This was because of ‘Mitsa (Salamat)’, one of the unreleased singles that they performed at the concert. However, this new single out surely caused some heartbreaks during Valentine’s Day, especially for those who are in the process of moving on or in a relationship that’s going downhill. Band member Paolo explained on his tweet, ‘Mitsa (Salamat)’ is a love song and a reminder at the same time. It teaches us how our time and love didn’t go to waste despite the relationship coming to an end. “Salamat” in the title teaches us that even if the fire could no longer burn, we must remain grateful for the feelings, memories, and lessons that it gave us. [4]

The second single ("Pagtingin") and the third single ("Araw-Araw") from the album were released on May 2, 2019. [5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paolo Guico and Miguel Guico. [6]

Limasawa Street [7][8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Limasawa Street" (Steve Lilywhite Mix)P. Guico, M. Guico3:46
2."Pagtingin"P. Guico3:48
3."Fall"P. Guico, M. Guico4:01
4."Talaarawan"P. Guico, M. Guico, Muñoz3:35
5."Hummingbird"P. Guico, M. Guico4:25
6."Mitsa (Salamat)"P. Guico, M. Guico4:26
7."Baka Sakali" (featuring Ebe Dancel)P. Guico, M. Guico3:19
8."Lucena"P. Guico, M. Guico3:41
9."Sampaguita"P. Guico, M. Guico3:09
10."War"Cabugao3:48
11."Godsent"M. Guico4:38
12."Roots"P. Guico, M. Guico3:14
13."Araw-Araw"M. Guico5:14
Total length:51:04

Personnel[edit]

Ben&Ben[edit]

  • Miguel Benjamin Guico - vocals, guitars
  • Paolo Benjamin Guico - vocals, guitars
  • Poch Barretto - electric guitars
  • Jam Villanueva - drums
  • Agnes Reoma - bass
  • Patricia Lasaten - keyboards
  • Toni Muñoz - percussion
  • Andrew de Pano - percussion, backing vocals
  • Keifer Cabugao - violin

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Nicolai Maybituin - creative director [9]
  • JP Verona - producer
  • Johnoy Danao - producer
  • Rene Serna - sound engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben&Ben to release new debut album 'Limasawa Street'". CNN Philippines. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Ben&Ben want to be your beacon of hope". CNN Philippines. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Ben&Ben's debut album 'Limasawa Street' with 13 songs comes to life after 3 months". Conan Daily. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Valentine's Day arrived, and so did Mitsa (Salamat) by Ben&Ben!". UDOU. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Filipino band Ben&Ben viral on Twitter after release of two new songs". InterAksyon. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Ben&Ben shares official tracklist for debut album "Limasawa Street"". One Music PH. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Limasawa Street by Ben&Ben on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  8. ^ "Limasawa Street". Spotify. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Ben&Ben's Limasawa Street: A track-by-track guide by creative director Nicolai Maybituin". Bandwagon Asia. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.

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