By Cedric S. Reyes
At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, Up Dharma Down rang 2017 in with news of an updated stage name and Sigurado, the lead single off their upcoming fourth album. UDD, as the band now prefers to be called, are the initials of the band’s full name, a decision fueled by clarity. Describing his frustration over the different names the band has been called (including U.P. Dharma Down. No, the band is not a branch of our state university) throughout over ten years of performing, drummer Ean Mayor told Billboard PH that it just “gets tiring to explain.” UDD was thusly reborn.
Name change aside, the four-piece ensemble is no stranger to new identities, with critics praising the band’s ability to sculpt new and unique soundscapes with each new album. Now, the band continues the thoughtful (and catchy) introspection it’s become known for with Sigurado, which they posted under a brand new Spotify account at midnight. The kicker: Armi Millare has just posted the official lyrics on her Instagram page, the first place they’ve been up since the single drop on New Year’s Eve.
No ball drops here, just quality local music. Read the lyrics below.
Link to our new single “Sigurado” off our 4th album, in my bio. Below are the words for your singing pleasure ? . Natatakot ikaw ay mawala sa aking tabi Namumuo ang lakas ng aking kaloobang Magmahal nang muli Hindi ka ba katulad nila Magpapakilala, makikisama Hahatian ka ng pangarap At lilisang siyang hinahanap mo Nalilito Naliligaw Maging ako Maging ikaw Chorus: Huwag mo nang pigilan Ang sinisigaw ng puso mo ‘Di ka bibitiwan Kahit ano pa ang sabihin mo Huwag nang mangatuwiran Palawakin pa ang isip mo Hindi kita iiwan Kahit ipilit mo Ako’y iyong iyo Huwang ka nang mabahala, araw at gabi Hindi ako katulad nila Magpapakilala, makikisama Hahatian ka ng pangarap At lilisang may hinahanap pa Kuha sa tingin pa lang Di na ‘ko naglilibang Naririto na ako Naghihintay sa’yo Kunin ang mga kamay Tayo na at magsabay Wala nang maghihintay Di ipagkakailang- Palawakin ang isip mo Nang makapasok naman ako Sa ? mo