Math rock and pop? Gabba knows how to mix it better than anyone in the Philippines.
That was a terrible news, but now we learn the guitarist-turned Gabba Santiago started a solo project. After you listen to his debut single “Puzzle”, you’ll know the F&F’s spirit is still alive. This catchy 5-minute mix of math rock, indie and pop also sums up why we love those high-skilled, pop-loving guitarists from the Philippines and generally the Southeast Asia region.
The single is accompanied by a live-like video directed by Joshua Elefan and Gabba himself and featuring him up to fourfold. “It has been both an interesting and challenging experience,” he said about “Puzzle”, which was apparently in the making for about two years. A nice bonus: those vocals closer to the end come from another of our local favourites, Clara Benin.
Gabba’s debut solo full-legth is due to come out in 2021.