No matter how formulaic or tired indeed, no matter how irritating Sugarfree’s songs can be (with Ebe’s voice reaching the high heavens), there is just no escaping their charms. It could be the hook-laden pop rock progressions, but we reckon it’s really Ebe’s poetry that touches the deepest innards of the pinoy Romeo. The choice of everyday, conversational words can really rock the socks of any romantiko. There are the usual pining-away verses (“Sino/ nasaan/kailan ka ba?” Ebe wails in “Kailan ka ba”) and the angry words of a heartbroken madman (“Kung Ayaw mo na ako/ leche lalong ayaw ko sa yo” in the lead single) but the welcome surprise are the happy ones (“Ikaw ang langit/sa puso kong napunit” in “Ikaw Pala”). The man’s finally happy; unless he wants to finish off his career by gutting that vein in his neck, Sugarfree better start writing on a happier, more contented note.
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