Over the weekend, OPM fans were delighted to learn about the Orange & Lemons comeback.
Albeit one member short (frontman McCoy Fundales), the rock outfit will once again play their "modest catalog" as a unit after a decade-long hiatus. The remaining three members (Clem Castro, JM and Ace del Mundo) clarified in an official statement that "This is not some fancy reunion, but a decision to protect the legacy of the band and the songs that many of you know and have grown to love."
The band will head down an independent path, confirming that there will be fresh material "on the horizon." More importantly, Clem, JM and Ace are raring to perform old favorites in the near future as well.
Known for their pop anthems "Hanggang Kailan" and "Heaven Knows," OnL established a radio-friendly yet technical sound that Pinoy listeners have come to love. Aside from their more popular songs, the group has a roster of underrated tracks that could have also gone big if they were strategically released as singles.
Here are some of FHM.com.ph's favorites:
LOVE IN THE LAND OF RUBBER SHOES & DIRTY ICE CREAM (2003)
Make up after an LQ that got you kicked out of the house.
A song about one-night stands can also be romantic.
'Armageddon Is Coming To Town'
Love conquers all, even strict in-laws and tradition.
How to be proud and pleading all at once.
STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT (2005)
'Yer So Special'
Perhaps a subtle homage to the Eraserheads ('Shake Yer Head')?
'Pabango Ng 'Yong Mata'
Expect it to hit the hardest every time OnL uses Tagalog.
'Caught In A Line'
This one reeks of The Smiths.
'A New Day'
They could have used this tune instead for that infamous TV theme song.
'Ode To Love'
Easily their most Beatles-esque track.
Sound familiar? Let this shampoo commercial take you back.