Singer-songwriter Mic Llave is set to launch his first solo-album entitled “Taong Grasa” this June 25, 2015 at Aracama, The Fort Strip.
Known as the guitarist to the stars like Juris Fernandez, Princess Velasco and alot of other bands (both professional and amateur), Mic Llave became more familiar when he joined The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 and got into the Team of Ms. Lea Salonga.
This time, the singer-songrwiter, arranger and producer Mic Llave is making his own brand of indie alternative pop music in the OPM scene. He began playing professionally 11 years ago and has bloomed to produce a certain voice and distinct sound. Mic is a part of Mr. Ryan Cayabyab’s pool of new songwriter, Elements Music Camp and released a self-produced EP called, “Ambisyon EP.” His carrier single “Oras” reached the #16 spot on Pinoy MYX Countdown.
After almost two years of playing live gigs and producing records, Mic Llave is releasing his first self-produced LP called, “Taong Grasa” which is independently produced.
“I did almost everything from the inception of the songs to cutting the CD inserts,” Mic shares on how he made the album.
“I just want this album to be testament that you don’t need to wait for anyone, a manager, producer or a record company, to make a record.”
Taong Grasa is an experience of Mic Llave’s musicality as he shares his side of blues rock, alternative, electronic, pop, country folk and jazz. The 15-track album is somehow a timeline of a person’s life starting with “Fly On Simone,” which he wrote for his future child. “Bata Ka Pa” is a childhood reminiscent; this song also made the Top 30 of this year’s Philpop Music Festival. The song, “Taong Grasa” is a musical experience different from what pop music sounds like today. He explains, “Yung Taong Grasa kasi picture yun ng irony of life. In my mind, these people have gifts. Gifts that they don’t know how to use. I think people just needs to know what to do with their gifts, fearlessly and determined so they don’t end up wrecked.” The songs in his album talks more about life, death, regrets, hope, absolution, love and being broken.
The album launch is set to be on June 25, 2015 at Aracama, The Fort Strip.