Autotelic lets go of its painful past with hopeful new single ‘Iwan’

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When Filipino pop-rock bands in the early 2010s started to gain mainstream prominence, Autotelic emerged as one of the movement’s leading voices. From churning heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation to rocking the stage with unforgettable performances, the six-piece band sets the standards of what modern pop songcraft is all about: beautifully resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its poignant honesty. Fast forward to 2021, Autotelic’s music still hits home. Their work has been consistent in eloquently expressing the woes and rewards of being young, in love and emotionally wrecked, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are inevitably present on “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music Inc. Teeming with earnestness and indelible pop sensibilities, Autotelic’s latest track sticks to the quivering fragility that often permeates their material. But this ti

Binondo, A Tsinoy Musical


Synergy 88 and Rebecca Chuaunsu Film Productions present Binondo, A Tsinoy Musical. This is an epic love story that depicts cross-cultural generations.

Set in the 70s, Lilly is a club singer in Binondo who battles with love against all odds. She falls in love with Chinese Ah Tiong who is in Manila for two weeks. Together they struggle with their affections against the reluctant parents, the political unrest of the 70s in the Philippines and China, cultural differences and Tsinoy Carlos, the best friend of Lilly who is in love with her.
Binondo is directed by the legendary Joel Lamangan and penned by veteran writer Ricky Lee together with Gershom Chua and Eljay Castro Deldoc. Music is by Von de Guzman and choreography by Douglas Nieras. The musical is at The Theatre at Solaire from June 29 to July 8.

Text and Photos by Aga Posadas. 

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