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Ebe Dancel is back home with PolyEast Records

Polyeast Records, one of the country’s leading independent labels, welcomes back Ebe Dancel with a recording contract and a new single “Hanggang Kailan Kita Mahihintay.”

Polyeast Records also announced during the contract signing happened in Universal Tower, Quezon City that the new deal will release Ebe’s new album “Baliktanaw” where he re-recorded Sugarfree songs in time for the band’s 20th anniversary.

Ebe said that “Baliktanaw” is inspired by the fact that he’s going back to where everything has started. “It’s like looking back at the same time a reunion with my first label, PolyEast Records. It’s like coming home, really,” he shared.

(L-R) Chito Ilagan, A&R Directo; Jesmon Chua, General Manager of PolyEast Records; Ebe Dancel; Trici Nicolas, Ebe Dancel’s Manager; and Ramon Chuaying, President of PolyEast Records

PolyEast Records, formerly EMI Philippines, was the first home to Sugarfree and have released five albums including the band’s debut “Sa Wakas” in 2003 and hit songs like Hari ng Sablay, Tulog Na, Mariposa, Prom, Kung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akin, Telepono and Burnout.

To celebrate the renewed collaboration, Ebe and PolyEast Records dropped the new single “Hanggang Kailan Kita Mahihintay” which is now available on Spotify and other streaming services. Ebe wrote on Twitter, “My new single premieres later on Spotify at 12:05 am. Glad to be back with @PolyEastRecords, the label that signed Sugarfree all those years ago.”

For his much-awaited return with a 10-track album “Baliktanaw”, he re-recorded popular Sugarfree songs and curated to relive the musical journey of Sugarfree ever since the band was formed in 1999. “I’ve always been telling the fans… The band is gone but the songs really live on and this is mostly for them,” he added.

The new album also coincides with Ebe’s solo concert and a celebration of Sugarfree’s 20th year titled “Ebe Dancel with The Manila String Machine” happening on February 29, at the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig. His first-ever concert will be accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra with Paolo Valenciano as creative director, and Chino David as musical director.

Ebe’s new single Hanggang Kailan Kita Mahihintay is now available on Spotify and other streaming services; and the lyric video is now up on YouTube. The new album “Baliktanaw” is set to be released in physical CD on February 29 via PolyEast Records. For more info, you may follow PolyEast Records’ social media accounts. Follow the official hashtag #BaliktanawNiEbeDancel

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