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Welcome to Asian Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
COSMIC is a 4 piece pop/funk/rock band from Quezon City, Philippines.
With Lars James Rafols on drums, John Cuevas on bass, Hosanna Praise Dela Cruz on Vocals, and Aaron Clark Leoncio on synths/lead guitar/rhythm guitar/vocals.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
“Hindi Ko Alam” is a Tagalog song that translates to “I Don’t Know”.
Released December 16, 2022. It is all about having a crush on someone. You love him/her, and you want to be with him/her but at the same time, you don’t know what to do if he/she didn’t reciprocate your feelings for him/her.
I (Aaron) wrote it last October of 2021. I am deeply in love with my favorite song which is “Come Inside Of My Heart” by IV OF SPADES. I said to myself that “I want to make a song just like that one”. One magical day when I was washing the dishes, I came across a melody. It turned out to be the melody for the verses. I realized that the melody was very cool.
The rest was history!
What is your vision for this project?
The song’s aim is to not be scared of confessing one’s feelings to that person. Let it all out.
Even though you are uncertain about what might be the outcome, well at least you’ve tried. You never know if the person you love has also the same feelings as you have.
Stream “Hindi Ko Alam” here:
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
Our favorite part of the work is the brainstorming of what will be the whole sound of “Hindi Ko Alam”.
The demo is very different from the final and official sound of “Hindi Ko Alam”. The demo version is very plain in the case of the bass part because it is not too groovy enough. But John (The bassist of the band) came up with the idea of revising the bass part and made a groovy bass that you can now hear on the final version of the song. Then of course Lars (Drummer of the band) who gave the song more flavor and groove to it that makes your head bop.
To the soothing voice of Hosanna (Vocalist of the band) and the cool guitar solo of Aaron (Guitarist/Backing vocals/Synth of the band).
What’s next on your journey?
Our aim is to spread not only this song but our future songs to the audiences. So that in the future also, more people will discover and hopefully support us in our journey.
Alongside this, this is the reason why our song must be “very good” in the production stage, not just an “It’s okay” type of production. We are always on guard together with the music producers who help us so that many people will always come back when there is music that we will release in the future.
For the fans, “New Year, New Music”! There is more to come. We have many songs to share in the future but in the meantime, please keep on streaming “Hindi Ko Alam” OUT NOW on all music platforms.