With the abundance of talent in the city, we find more reasons to be proud of our very own. Discover the best homegrown artists for your sabbatical accompaniment and discover how Cebu’s music scene is up to par with the rest of the world.
LONG OVERDUE BY KATE TORRALBA
Five years in the making, Cebuana fashion designer Kate Torralba launched her much-awaited debut album, aptly titled Long Overdue. A mishmash of sounds accompanied by Kate’s piano prowess, it features diverse genres from lounge pop to disco. What came to be a surprise for many, Kate takes a break from fashion as she goes back to her first love – music.
“This has been the toughest project for me to complete, but only because I’m not picky by nature and I really wanted to have a good album. I still get really stunned when I hear [Pictures] playing on the radio or at a music venue in between sets – it’s so surreal!” – Kate Torralba (Quimbo, Shari. “Kate Torralba” Zee Lifestyle. Dec.-Jan. 2014: 104-107)
Now a local crowd favorite, her song Pictures has been getting a lot of airplay with its catchy and upbeat mood. The fashion designer boasts her distinctive voice and piano skills in this engaging 11-track lineup. Her Monkey Song (Nokiesque) and funky Video will surely be candidates for your last song syndrome.
Long Overdue is available on iTunes.
- by Bea Prospero
- Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, November 2014. Like Zee Lifestyle Directory on Facebook.