Filipino singer-songwriter Barbie Almalbis marks a huge musical milestone with the official release of him Tower Sessions Live album under Sony Music Entertainment and a reunion concert featuring his iconic bands Starving Young Poets and Barbie’s swing.
Both celebrations honor her 25th anniversary in the local music scene as a woman who successfully navigated the realm of Pinoy rock with emotionally resonant songwriting and artistic independence.
Presenting new arrangements of his old and new songs, Barbie Almalbis’ Greatest Hits The live album was produced by Eric and Carlo Perlas of Tower of Doom, recorded by Kyle Cayton, and mixed/mastered by Simon Durias. It will also feature career-defining hits like “Firewoman,” “Torpe,” “Tabing Ilog,” “The Dance,” “Goodnight,” and “Just A Smile,” along with new tracks: “Days Are Long, ” “Silaw,” “Tigre,” and “Kumpas,” are the album’s carrier singles.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to record our songs live, because we’re always rearranging songs as a band, and I think there’s something special that comes out when we play live. together,” shared Almalbis. “My producers and collaborators have done a very good job to make you feel like you are at the gig. You can feel the energy of the kick drum and bass, and then there are guitars that explode in your ears – in a pleasant way, of course.
Besides the release of Tower Sessions Live on digital platforms, Barbie Almalbis is set to headline her 25th Anniversary concert at 123 Block, Mandala Park on March 11 (Saturday), from 2 pm. Celebrating the impact of his music as a guide for many people on life’s journey, the show will reunite him with former bandmates of the Hungry Young Poets and Barbie’s Cradle.
Aptly titled Firewoman: 25 Years of Barbie Almalbisthe mini-music fest will also feature sets by some of the country’s best acts, including Sandwiches, Gab Alipe on Urbandub, Clara Benin, I’m at the Zoo, Kai del Rioand BIRDS.
Reflecting on his career as an artist, Almalbis thanked his fans who have supported his efforts over the years. “I didn’t have much of a plan growing up, but always dreamed of playing music. I am so grateful that I can do this and share the experience with others as well. I am constantly touched by the support of my fans and friends, and humbled and inspired by their words and stories of how these songs have also been a part of their journey.
Tower Sessions Live by Barbie Almalbis is now available on all digital platforms worldwide under Sony Music Entertainment.
Tickets to her upcoming concert, Firewoman:25 Years of Barbie Almalbis can be purchased through TicketMelon. The event is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, Backspacer Records, JB Music, Nova Wellness Store, D&D, Smirnoff Mule, and 123 Block.
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