Photos by JV Rabano
Is it just me, or are concerts in Manila getting better and better? I mean, really? They’ll travel all the way to our tiny town for a show that lasts for an hour — 90 minutes if we’re lucky? And with every mahal ko kayo uttered comes a sense of doubt, yes, but when a foreign artists comes back for another round of good time, we can’t help but feel that the feeling is mutual.
This is exactly how our love story began with Daniel Caesar, whom we first encountered at Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2018. Thanks to our friends from Karpos, he returned to Manila last July 23 but this time for a solo show. It was everything his Wanderland sunset set was — it makes you want to feel in love. But with a new album fresh out of the oven, his second show in Manila felt just a tad bit more special.
First things first: the music. He played a good number of songs from “Case Study 01,”and started with songs that slaps. Love Again, which he sang with recorded vocals of our good sis Brandy, is pretty much high up on that list. Hearing Cyanide live was a religious moment and singing out loud to classics like Get You and Best Part will never get old. He even applauded us by saying that we not only know the words, but we can also hold a tune. It’s glad to see our singing practice can get us somewhere.