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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Kiyo drops debut album, 'HARANASA'

11/26/2021 11:28:00 PM

Filipino underground hip-hop sensation Kiyo has finally released his debut full-length album last 26 November.

The long-awaited album HARANASA captures Kiyo's love for vast spectrum of sounds and music styles. It  features collaborations with fellow contemporaries and friends in the industry, including Shortone on the dub-meets-trap jam “Hey,” Space Moses on the jazzy but chill “G,” and YZKK on the stripped-down, laidback tune “Dantay.”

With eclectic music influences that range from lo-fi rap to trap, experimental hip-hop to tropical jazz, ambient electronica to bedroom pop, HARANASA pushes the culture forward with soulful samples, ingenious production techniques, and captivating storytelling. It marks a defining moment for Kiyo as a prolific rapper, wordsmith, and producer capable of turning the everyday mundane into a rich source of inspiration.

The 15-track record released by Dyecast Ent. navigates on lyrical themes about love and its messily glorious iterations. It also plays around the concept of time as a storytelling device, associating its passage to a particular journey, experience, or memory. 

The release of HARANASA has accompanied with a free digital concert on his official Facebook page that marks Kiyo’s debut performance of the songs from the album.

This album launching has followed the release of its first single Harana Sa Sarili on early November. Finding value in celebrating the simple joys of life, the track peaked at No. 17 on YouTube’s Trending For Music charts, and earned placements on high-profile Spotify playlists such as Hip-Hop DX Asia’s Sunday Slowdown. 

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