One of Cebu's most solid, promising artists, Vincent Eco has come a long way from his highschool band days. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter talks about his writing process, musical influences and the story behind his debut single “I Know You Do” in this brand new interview.
This year’s Songs of Summer moved to its new home last April 12 by Ayala Center Cebu’s amphitheater near Red Box. A new home meant a new energy that needs getting used to. Despite the novelty of it all, the familiar Songs of Summer spirit was still palpable as the crowd swelled up and lent their ears to some homegrown music.
Each year, art meets technology at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music & Media Conference in Austin, Texas. I learned about SXSW back in 2010. It kept popping up in some of the music blogs that I was following back then. Curious, I did some research and over a few months, my interest in SXSW ballooned to a near obsession. After I finished my album 0:00:00 (Zero) in 2012, I applied to showcase my music in SXSW 2013. I was one of the 10,000 applicants from all over the world. 200 acts made it out of the 10,000. And nope, I wasn’t one of them.
For about three weeks now, photos of some heart-stopping sunsets in Cebu have been popping up on my social media feeds. Sadly, I never got to see any of those for myself. Shame, I know. So when we brainstormed on a music video shoot, it was imperative that we involve a sunset somehow.