Keiko Necesario to release electro-folk-driven sophomore EP, ‘[escape]’
Jun 29, 2017
Keiko Necesario, a staple in today’s local live gig circuit, is no stranger to the Roadshow. Sharing her own soulful, acoustic style, she has previously invaded the program with pieces she composed for her self-titled album and for the 2016 edition of PhilPop Music Festival.
The rising songstress recently returned to the Wish 107.5 Bus to promote the release of her forthcoming sophomore EP, [escape].
[ escape ] with me this coming June 30, 2017 as I launch my EP at ROUTE 196 ✨ 9 PM. I'll be seeing you guys there! ☺️ pic.twitter.com/75RzIdebhc
According to her, the effort is actually an “escape” from the sound she is known for. Exploring beyond her niche, her newest EP is a year-and-a-half-in-the-making project that includes tracks in “electro-folk” genre.
“If the first album was mellow, then this next one is more powerful and loud,” she said in a press release, teasing that her new EP will include more electronically-driven elements.
The acoustic folk-pop singer gave a glimpse of this transformation during her Roadshow stint where she sang two tracks off her eponymous record, “Through it All” and “Away From the Current,” and an [escape] cut, “Highway.” She also sang a cover of John Legend’s “Ordinary People.”
The release of her sophomore EP is slated on June 30 at the legendary Route 196 along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. Fellow indie acts Tom’s Story, Curtismith and QUEST, who did a collab with Keiko for her latest album, will also grace the said event.
In a radio interview, she further revealed that she is hopeful to have a concert this year. The singer/songwriter, who comes from a musically-inclined family, also wishes to release more music to inspire more people.