All-female pop-rock band ROUGE has a new hugot song in the form of "Kalimutan Ka."
The song is rooted in the break-up stories of its members, namely vocalist-violinist Princess Ybañez, singer-guitarist Jeri Vega Oro, singer-bassist Kara Mendez, and singer-drummer Gyan Bondoc.
"We've all experienced break-ups. Shattering but necessary for our soul's evolution," Ybañez said.
"Kalimutan Ka" is a hugot song regarding the topic, which is a mid-tempo rock ballad that begins slow but eventually rocks out in typical ROUGE fashion with their singing-violin solos, crunching guitar, and tight rock rhythms.
Despite the song being a break-up song, all ROUGE members agree that it can be about anything you want to leave or walk away from.
"It could be a break-up from your work or even a toxic lifestyle," guitarist Oro said.
ROUGE recommends, through the song, a look back on past relations, especially through the lyric "Hindi na ko aasa pa sa'yo. Pipigilan ko ang sarili ko. Kakalimutan ka na."
"It was a painful experience but I have learned a lot and made me a better person," bassist Mendez said, advising through the song to move forward.
The song was written by Euwie Von Loria of This Band and was arranged by musical director Don Bautista.
When it comes to their present personal relationships, however, members of ROUGE are happy to report that they are in stable ones.
"I am with a very caring, loving human right now. His name is Gabriel," Ybañez said.
"Yes, I am happily engaged with my long-term BF Jed," Oro said.
Mendez, on the other hand, is preparing herself for “the one” and is happily single.
"For now, ROUGE, my cats, and my bffs make me happy," she said.
"I'm so lucky to have my family, bandmates, and friends [who are] giving me all the love and support," drummer Bondoc said. "And yes, because of them, I'm very happy with my life right now."
Last February 19, ROUGE released their music video for "Kalimutan Ka."
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