Happy New Year, everyone! As a new year’s gift, I have something for the music junkies out there.
Introducing Y ARA, just in case you haven’t heard of this duo. Composed of real-life couple Jhay and Gillian, Y ARA is an indie-pop band hailing from Davao City, Philippines. They are already enjoying 6-figure monthly streams on Spotify from all over the Philippines and around the world. Aside from that, they have been earning from digital downloads via indie labels. Last year, they signed up under Flip Records, and they’re set to release their first album this year.
If you’re into artists such as LANY, Oh Wonder, No Rome, and the like, better check Y ARA out as you’ll be mesmerized by their inspiriting lyrics, superb vocals, and sweet but chameleon sound.
Watch out in the coming months as I’ve already set an interview with them. Stay tuned.
Art by Jim Morada