- The OPM cover band Agsunta is finally back after a two-month hiatus
- The band addressed and spoke about the issue
- The band shared how they returned even stronger after their temporary goodbye
Are you a fan of the songs ‘Di Ba Halata’ and ‘Patawad Na?’ If yes, then you might have loved the OPM cover band Agsunta. Your sad days are over as the homegrown band from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, with members Jireh Singson, Mikel Arevalo, Josh Planas, and Stephen Arevalo, is now back!
After a two-month hiatus, the band is finally having their comeback with the new single ‘Bagong Umaga’ produced by ABS-CBN’s new label DNA Music, released on March 29, 2019. The song was meant to spark hope in love and in every hurt feelings to start anew. Just recently, they released a new original song entitled ‘Alas Dose.’
They were ‘signed off’ from their social media accounts presumably due to a rant post by December Avenue frontman Zel Bautista on Twitter, talking about ‘people using other’s work for money’ on December 2018.
The OPM band admitted that they were afflicted by their colleagues and online bashers since regarding the issue.
— ABS-CBN PR (@ABSCBNpr) May 9, 2019
WHOAAAA AGSUNTA IS BACK LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
— Irony (@kfacun13) May 3, 2019
Agsunta is backkkkkk .. Yiiieeeee .. Sumaya ako na bumalik kayo .. New Songs .. Alas Dose and Bagong Umaga .. Papakinggan ko yan .. Wag lang sana sobrang nakakaiyak .. Hehe#ShowtimeFiestaRito
— KaoriGorgeousAt19 (@majmaldita) May 9, 2019
“Siyempre sa totoo lang, nakaka-epekto naman din ‘yun talaga sa’min personally. ‘Di naman maiiwasan ‘yun. Pero kumbaga, lagi lang namin iniisip na kasi hindi naman kami nagpi-play for those people—for the bashers. We’re not playing for them. We’re playing for the people who believes in us—who needs to hear our music. Kasi kumbaga ang pinaglalaban namin OPM eh. Ang pinaglalaban namin ‘yung makatulong kami sa mga tao. Kumbaga, ‘yun ‘yung pinaka nagpapa-motivate sa’min lalo,” said Jireh Singson in an interview.
The band have also shared how they became even more stronger after the two months hiatus amidst the hate and criticisms thrown at them.
“Kaya nung nag-hiatus kami, kumbaga nag-gain kami muna ng mga lakas ng loob. Nagpalakasan kami na para makita ng mga tao na kahit na minsan babagsak ka, madadapa ka, kaya mong bumangon kasi laging mayrong bagong umaga,” Singson said.
As for the fans, they revealed that they will showcase more of their original songs as they have renewed their contract with ABS-CBN.
“Siyempre ang ma-eexpect nila is mas marami pa kaming ilalabas na more original content, more original songs. Actually sobrang dami naming originals na naka-lineup. Kumbaga tinatrabaho lang namin lahat pero sobrang dami. Siguro for the coming years marami pa talaga kaming mare-release,” Singson revealed.
The OPM band Agsunta serves as an example to rekindle hope despite bad breaks and criticisms in life.