Ormoc, Leyte’s indie-influenced music duo reon officially releases “Back To The Times,” its debut single under Warner Music Philippines (WMP).
Formed in January 2020 with bedroom pop as its main genre, the pair is composed of singer-songwriter and producer Noah Alejandre and singer-songwriter Reanne Borlea. The name reon is a combination of the first two letters of their first names.
The talented duo won first place at the PhilPop Songwriting Competition in 2020 as they were picked by music veteran judges out of 5000 entries in getting a full signing deal with Warner Music Philippines in 2021.
reon embraces simplicity and rawness in music by telling narratives of different experiences that are consistently enthralling its steadily growing fanbase. Being from Southern Philippines, reon never ceases to amaze both its fans and peers in the industry with its brand of unique musicality proving that there are hidden gems in other different parts of the country.
“Back To The Times” is a nostalgic track centered on the pureness and the joys of childhood. The song reminisces innocent and carefree moments where things are focused on childhood games without any sense of time and the burden of serious responsibilities. The song juxtaposes the simplicity of childhood and the complexity of adulthood where responsibilities and independence become major priorities. The song shows how childhood is merely a fleeting moment. Since time moves forward pushing people to grow, the only option is to look back and ponder on the happy memories of the past.
It should be noted that for “Back To The Times,” reon collaborated with Grammy-nominated music producer Xerxes Bakker who is internationally renowned for his collaborations with Maroon 5, Snoop Dogg, Imagine Dragons, Cee-Lo Green, Ella Eyre, Tungevaag, and Quintino.
“Back To The Times” is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.
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