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Hi Elaisha and FADO, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
Elaisha is a singer-songwriter based in Taguig City, Philippines. She writes most of her songs inside her bedroom where she feels at ease with the guitar. Whatever situation Elaisha experienced, you’ll be sure that she has a song for it. The biggest influences in her songs are Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and OPM artists that help shapes her unique storytelling in songs.
Her first song was an OPM song released on February 22, 2023, where her career as an independent artist bloomed. She performed several gigs throughout the summer to promote the song. Her second song called “Lovesick” gained streams faster than her first song. With the genre of pop-rock, Elaisha gained her first 1,000 listeners on Spotify in the first few months of Lovesick.
FADO, a talented Filipino musician, producer, DJ, began producing and composing music from the Philippines based with the styles of Pop, R&B, Dance. In 2021, he joined CTFD Production Record Label. In February 1, 2023, he won with his remix of the track “Take Me Home” by Kravh under Certified Production – CTFD Record Label and his first song was released on January 5, 2022 entitled, Beside You. He performed his first gig at Dasmarinas, Cavite last May, 6 2023.
Despite being new to the music industry, FADO wants to collaborate with local artists in order to diversify and further develop his music. His ultimate goal is to connect with people from all over the world through music by understanding about various cultures and backgrounds.
Start streaming “Sugar Rush” here:
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Released on October 20, 2023. “Sugar Rush” is a collab project between Elaisha and FADO. Elaisha shares, “I listened two music demos to choose what song I’ll be working on. But when I heard the “Sugar Rush” backing track, I knew I wanted to work with that song. When FADO sent me the instrumental for “Sugar Rush,” I immediately thought of popping candy and sweets relating to the beautiful arrangement of keys and beats provided. I wanted the song to tell a story of a sweet experience from everyone who has a sweet tooth and likes to party.”
What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
“Sugar Rush” is a fun song where people can enjoy themselves without thinking of other problems.
The first verse starts with the lyrics, “Ease the distress, don’t eat stress, picture perfect,” meaning that you must leave behind your problems when you’re having fun. You don’t need to be the ‘perfect person’ you are. “Step in the car, count the stars, start living now!” then it transitions to the ‘having fun’ part of the song. The ‘candy’ or the sweets in the song symbolizes having fun.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
Many had told me that their favorite part of the song was the part where I go, “Sugar sugar rush rush (sugar sugar rush rush),” which was actually the idea of my father, who was listening to it while I was on the finishing stage of production.
My personal favorite was the outro that goes, “Neon lights, what a sight, Lord just give me a sign. Dancing till 99, feel that sugar rush” because it shows that all the problems that you have in the beginning, shown in the first verse just left throughout the song.
As for FADO, he said “My favorite part is to create the beat first before composing the lyrics wherein to focus on producing a melody, tone, and structure of the song. Also, creating a song “sugar rush” does reflect our imaginary world to seek into a dream about eating lots of candies, sweets and so much more going on when you enter the existing a certain dream.”
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FADO, will have two upcoming releases on November—first track with another artist with Elaisha as the featured one, and another track with special guest artist (TBA) soon.
As for Elaisha, as a solo artist, she will have an upcoming collab song in December called “Drama Show.”
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