SUD is back with new music and their latest single entitled “Dumaloy.” This brand new love song by the five-piece alt-pop/ballad act is another potential hit that is highly reminiscent of their most popular single “Sila” as is it currently streaming on major digital platforms.
"Dumaloy,” which is the follow up single to their recent hit “Sagutan,” is centered on heartfelt lyrics that focuses on the concept of falling in love and how it affects the person who is in love.
In our exclusive interview, the band’s vocalist revealed to whom he dedicates this latest single
“This is Sud Ballecer. I am the vocalist and the songwriter of ‘Dumaloy’, and if I were to dedicate ‘Dumaloy’ to a female celebrity, I'd choose Heart Evangelista because she is my long-time celebrity crush and parang (ma)sarap lang kantahin sa kanya iyong kanta. Sobrang basic pero I think magugustughan niya ung song,” he said.
They also mentioned this iconic OPM band they want to collaborate with.
“Sobrang idol namin as a band iyong UpDharmaDown; so I think sobrang bagay if mag-cocollab kami like tutugtugin namin nang sabay iyong 'Dumaloy' and I think it fits with their sound. Malaking inspiration din ng songwriting ng 'Dumaloy' from UpDharmaDown kasi I've been listening to 'Unti-Unti', a song from UpDharmaDown. So I think babagay lang talaga siya with UpDharmaDownm” the band revealed
Written by the band’s vocalist, "Dumaloy" was conceptualized, written, and recorded during the lockdown – a major challenge for this dedicated and hardworking band that is used to creating music together inside a studio. The song was produced by Hale's Roll Martinez, who was also behind SUD’s previously released tracks "Di Makatulog," "Sana Bumalik," and "Headlights." The drum track was recorded by Jimbo Cuenco in The House of Billy Gaga Studios; main vocals, guitar parts by Sud Ballecer and keyboard tracks by Kohl Aguilar were recorded in Martinez’s studio; bass parts and back-up vocals by Raisa Racelis and saxophone tracks by Carlos de la Fuente were recorded in their respective homes. The track was mixed by Emil Dela Rosa, and mastered by Jett Galindo of the Bakery LA.
SUD – which currently consists of Sud Ballecer (vocals, guitar), Jimbo Cuenco (drums), Kohl Aguilar (keyboard), Carlos de la Fuente (saxophone), and Raisa Racelis (bass) — released their debut album, Skin, in 2016. Since then, the band has been constantly releasing singles including a 2018 cover of Kitchie Nadal’s 2004 hit “Huwag Na Huwag Mong Sasabihin,” until finally finishing their sophomore album which is scheduled for release next year.
They also gave tips and heartfelt message for their fans especially those musically inclined.
“For teenage fans, I think it's nice na at an early age, you get to experience what I experienced while writing 'Dumaloy' kasi mahirap hanapin iyong partner na makakapagpa-feel sa iyo ng mga ganoon - like iyong nagsskip ung (heart)beat mo and contented ka na tulad doon sa chorus na ‘sa wakas nandito ka na, natakot pa ako noong simula’. So for the teenagers, you have to hold on to that person and try your best to grow with them and maging better kayong person, kayong dalawa. I think iyon din naman ung theme ng 'Dumaloy', na sana dumaloy sana tayong sabay sa lahat. Good luck sa mga teenager na hindi pa nahahanap, and sa mga teenager na nahanap na, good job!” the vocalist added.