Friday Fave: Feel the Same by Lougee

It’s Friday somewhere! This is still valid!

Here’s a little story: most of my afternoons from 4th grade to freshman year of high school (around 2004 to 2007) were spent doing homework on the dining table with my favorite local bands’ albums playing in the background. These bands were my heroes, and I looked up to them for making hella awesome music. One of these bands was Mojofly, fronted by Lougee Basabas. Naalala ko pa noong naging endorser siya ng Cream Silk (yata), at pag lumalabas yung TVC, napapatigil talaga ako para manood. 🙂

I haven’t been following Mojofly after their breakup but I do know they continued to make music, though with different acts. Last year, though, Lougee’s name came up on Facebook and Twitter feeds as she became a contender in the second season of The Voice of the Philippines, and Bamboo Mañalac took her under his wing.

But before her stint in The Voice, she released a single called “Feel the Same” with her eponymous band (according to their Amplify.ph page, it’s composed of Kiko Montecillo, Mark Gelbolingo, Ali Alejandro, Daniel Crisologo, Philip Queyquep, and of course Lougee).

I found myself listening to it again this week, humming it as I walk to the jeepney terminal when I go home from work. Hehe.

“Feel the Same” stays true to Lougee’s strength and background: pop-rock. Lougee’s vocals–not exactly drawling, but in a pace that is just right–weave in well with the steely guitars that make up for the rock part of the label. The harmonic guitar parts are great touches as well as it lends to the tender and feel-good vibe of the song.

The lyrics evoke imagery of light and lightness: light, summer, a kind of love that makes you feel high. And I’d like to think all the other elements of the song capture it well. The song radiates.

In its Amplify.ph write-up by Miao Olivar, it’s described as “fresh and familiar”, and I couldn’t agree more.

“Feel the Same” is available for download on Amplify.ph. Follow Lougee on Facebook and Twitter.

P.S. A demo of “Feel the Same” is on Lougee’s Soundcloud.

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