Masterpiece releases new single ‘Kaban’ from upcoming album
By Jude Toyat
Dayak rock band Masterpiece has released their latest single titled ‘Kaban’ (friend).
The release was officially announced by its lead vocalist and songwriter Aldrine Phillie, better known as Depha Masterpiece, via his Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/MasterpieceRock on Oct 20.
“’Kaban’ is our latest single from an upcoming album to be released next year.
“The song is about Masterpiece’s friendships and the strong bond between us. We have been together for 13 years through good and bad times,” said Depha of the single he wrote and composed when met recently.
The single was recorded with their recording label Masterjam Studio, mixed and mastered at i-Musik Studio in Sibu, while the music video directed by Masterpiece second vocalist and guitarist Kennedy Edwin.
“The music video was filmed on tour and mixed with backstage footage,” he said.
Currently, the band is working on new material for their upcoming album in the studio since October this year and planning to release the new album by 2017.
Besides ‘Kaban’, there are another eight more songs to be included in the upcoming album.
“We will be using the same method and genre for the rest of the songs except for few rock numbers, which is going to sound heavier than any of our previous songs.
“But we still maintain the album weight, balancing it with a numbers of rock ballad too and of course will be working hard on it too maintain the quality of the whole album soon,” he explained.
Depha hopes that the recording process will work smoothly as usual and the album will be released as per scheduled.
“The title of the new album has been finalized but we will reveal it at a later date,” he added.
Masterpiece will continue to embark on a remarkable journey in the Dayak music industry.
“Masterpiece continuously touring around Sarawak and receiving numerous amount of show offers,” he added.
Masterpiece was founded in 2003 with their band members consisting of Depha, Willy Edwin (lead guitarist), Kennedy Edwin (guitarist), Watt Marcus (bassist), Harold Vincent (drummer) and keyboardists Valentine Jimmy and Roslee Kadir who are looking forward to injecting life into the Dayak music industy.
To date, the band has received numerous awards of recognition in the Dayak music industry including the Best Song award of the Anugerah Carta Sapa Juara (ACSJ) 2016 for their song ‘Ngarapka Nuan Nikal Pulai’ that was released this year.
Masterpiece also received their triple win including the ‘Best Iban Album’ award for ‘Ngarapka Nuan Nikal Pulai’, and ‘Best Vocals for Duo or Group’ and ‘Best Performance’ awards for their song ‘Ngap Sayot’ at the Dayak Music Awards (AMD) 2016.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MasterpieceRock.