Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HALE Reunites and Releases New Single 'SEE YOU'

There's nothing more exciting to any #HALER out there than hearing the band HALE performing live again and doing gigs all over the metro. 

The band originally started in 2004 and became a triple platinum selling act right before they disbanded in 2010. Champ Lui Pio pursued a solo career and started managing new artists like Someday Dream and Luigi D'Avola. Roll Martinez put up his own music studio. Sheldon Gellada became a family guy and Paolo Santiago was still doing gig as a drummer. 

5 years after, they decided to reunite and make music again as a band. They started editing and rearranging the songs they wrote during the hiatus years. They came up with so many good songs that they had a hard time what song to release first. I got the chance to hear the song 'SEE YOU' 2 months before its released. They chose that song as the carrier single of their new album (under their own management) because that's when they felt the most nostalgic when they recorded it. Champ finds the song so genuine, emotional and glorious. It is about a love that was hidden and cannot be forgotten and became a tragedy. 

I went to one of their sold out gigs at 12 monkeys in Makati last Valentines. The bar was just so full and crowded. Everyone was so hyper, happy and screaming seeing the boys performing together again. There I saw  lot of friends and families of each band members as well as the #HALERS who were so ecstatic taking videos of the band's performance. 

HALE brought the hits 'The Day You Said Goodnight', 'Kung Wala Ka', 'Broken Sonnet', 'Bahay Kubo', 'Kahit Pa', 'BlueSky', 'Pitong Araw' and 'Sandali Nalang'. The had 4 albums, Hale in 2005, Twilight in 2006, Above, Over and Beyond in 2008 and Kundiman in 2009. Hale was once awarded as OPM Band of the Year by RX 93.1, Best Group by Smart People's Choice, Best Pop Rock Band by PasiklaBand. They also got the Best New Artist and Best Pop Video by MTV Pilipinas Music Awards.

Catch HALE live at 19 East in Paranaque this February 28, 2015! Follow them on twitter and instagram @hale_music or like their Facebook Page. You can start downloading the single here on iTunes right after watching this lyric video of 'SEE YOU'.  Their album will be out soon and will be distributed by Warner Music.