IV of Spades just pulled another midnight surprise drop today. And guess what? It’s a new single from the boys. “Bata, Dahan-Dahan!” is not the usual IVOS track everyone expects. Except if you expect it to be amazing—then yes—it’s pretty amazing.
Listening to the track for the first time will make everyone think twice. Is that really IV of Spades or an upcoming band we never heard of? That’s probably everyone’s first question upon hearing it.
But we’re calling it now, “Hey Barbara” and even “Mundo” will no longer be your favorite IVOS song.”Bata, Dahan-Dahan!” beats it by a landslide.
Hearing the latest track shows how much they’ve grown as musicians. We’re not only talking about songwriting, but also their skills in music arrangement. This track written in Filipino will take you to a multi-layered journey in sound and thematics.
“Bata, Dahan-Dahan!” carries a complicated theme and is accompanied by an even more complicated arrangement. Prepare your ears for synthesizers overload, the playful flow of the track’s tempo, and a beautiful piano accompaniment as the track pace down. This latest single marks the future sound of the boys. And it’s daring.
They’re far from the ’70s inspired, one trick ponies their critics claim them to be. We can expect further experimentation in their upcoming tracks. This single just revealed how dauntless these young legends are on pushing their craft forward.
Don’t worry, we’re just excited as you are for what they have in store next. Give us the next midnight drop, boys. Maybe an album by any chance?
Listen to “Bata, Dahan-Dahan!” on Spotify.
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Album art by Sam Bumanlag