People say that listening to a person’s music library is one of the best ways to get to know them. You get to hear songs that mark an important part in their life, songs that remind them of someone special, songs that get their adrenaline running — the list goes on. This got me thinking: what do musicians listen to? Considering the music that they make, which artists, songs, genres do they subscribe to, and how much of it makes it into the stuff they write? Do they listen to their own music outside of the studio? I could go on forever.
And who better to ask than OPM legend Ebe Dancel? With a career spanning 20 years, Ebe’s was the perfect playlist to peruse. The former Sugarfree frontman celebrated his two-decade anniversary last year, and come end of the month, he’ll be onstage again for his first-ever major solo concert with The Manila String Machine.
With timeless songs about universal experiences, it’s no surprise that Ebe’s concert was sold out in 12 hours last October. That’s what you call staying power. And to make the concert even sweeter for fans, Ebe released a new single called Hanggang Kailan Kita Mahihintay, and teasing that there’s more to come. Read on for a slice of Ebe’s personal playlist, and we’ll see you on the 29th. Get your tear ducts ready.