Young STAR: How does CLAPCLAPCLAP! fit into your sound from before, and moving onward? This is given how the album sounds likes what you would’ve done if you kept with Ilaw Sa Daan with all the new production tools and resources you have now.
Zild: Siguro subconsciously siya nangyayari lahat. Bukod sa pagiging nostalgic namin, ang goal parin namin lagi ay ang future. So after [this album], we’re still thinking of creating new music. Kung may napapansin yung ibang tao [about the sound], di kami conscious kung bakit ganun. Pero yun yung magic siguro.
How was the process of recording the album? Did it start with a vision of coming up with an album, or did you just keep working on songs until you had it?
Blaster: Na-inspire kami na ituloy na yung gumawa kami ng album dahil sa single na na-release, similar sa Arctic Monkeys. Nasasayangan lang kami sa oras kung di gumawa ng album.
Who are your influences behind the recently introduced synth rock aspect to your sound?
Zild: The Killers, Tame Impala, pero sa synth pop pa rin ako nanggaling, parang Duran Duran.
Blaster: Foster The People!
What’s your favorite track in the album right now?
Badjao: In My Prison. Ganda ng pagka-arrange ni Zild eh.
Zild: Come Inside of My Heart. Para siyang kakagising ko lang lagi.
Blaster: I Ain’t Perfect. Kasi kung yung Come Inside of My Heart parang pag gising, ito parang patulog na.
What did you have most fun recording?
Zild, Blaster and Badjao in unison: Take That Man.
Badjao: Parang di kami nagwo-work, parang laro-laro lang [sa shoot].
What comes first when writing songs? Lyrics? Melody? Instrumentation?
Zild: Iba-iba eh, pero based sa album, bigay kami isa-isa. Ang In My Prison, instruments ang nag-inspire. Bass and drums sa simula. (*beatboxes the intro*)
Blaster: Sa lyrics… yung Butterfly. Months or weeks yung pagitan ng paglagay ng melody sa lyrics [ng kanta]. Come Inside [of My Heart] naman, melody yung nauna. Chorus yung unang-una, tapos yung verse, ‘tas tsaka inarrange sa studio.
What about CLAPCLAPCLAP!, the intro track? Where’d you get the idea to feature simple clapping to start the album?
Blaster: Nauna yung title kaya naisipan naming gumawa ng start na ‘clap clap clap’.
Who was the one recorded clapping in it?