Whether or not lyrics count as poetry is an inexhaustible debate in literature. Although the answer may completely vary, as long as Assembly Generals are concerned, their track “ABKD” puts the discussion to an end.
Celebrating the indigenized alphabet of the Philippines, the song takes form in acrostic to spell out the said alphabet. In its advocacy to commemorate what was before the 26-letter modernized version, this meant embracing the good, acknowledging the bad, and rectifying everything in between.
Needless to say, Assembly Generals are continuing revolution through art, and successfully did so for an alphabet that refuses to be forgotten.
Reminiscent of Jose F. Lacaba’s “Prometheus Unbound,” which connotes to MARCOS HITLER DIKTADOR TUTA, this goes to show that artists in the modern age are wilfully powered with the same and due nationalism. Needless to say, Assembly Generals are continuing revolution through art, and successfully did so for an alphabet that refuses to be forgotten.
You can download the track under Locked Down Entertainment’s official Soundcloud page. Then, let them lecture you with a music video release.