After he took you to “Your Universe” via his multiplatinum solo debut, former Rivermaya frontman Rico Blanco is back to rock you out of this world with the brand new single “Amats,” off of his highly anticipated second album Galactik Fiestamatik.
An eerily compelling song of infatuation that’s borderline stalker-ish, “Amats” assaults you from the get-go with a barrage of Ati-atihan drums and the beeps and screeches of analog synths. Blanco reveals, “Amats” was originally written for a band, major chords, pop rock—the kind of song you’d expect from me, melodic, sweet…then I wondered, what if I make it dark, talagang amats? It becomes more dangerous… [to make] you feel on edge, uncomfortable. I wanted it to be in your face, like a stalker you want to get rid of.”
Yet another excellent stroke from this musical genius, “Amats” is poised to join Blanco’s collection of masterpieces. Highly regarded for his ingenuity and dedication to his craft, it’s only fitting that Blanco’s latest endeavor deserves no less than a worldwide release to satisfy fans across the globe.
“Amats” will simultaneously be available on iTunes worldwide this June 12, in time for Philippine Independence Day. Also watch out for the CD and digital album release on iTunes of Galactik Fiestamatik on July 10, brought to you by Warner Music Philippines. Log on to http://www.facebook.com/ricoblanconews for more updates on Rico Blanco.