DECEMBER AVENUE's Zel Bautista Is Serving Us Trivia About Their Songs And We're Loving It!
Zel Bautista of December Avenue recently began a thread on Twitter saying that he'll be sharing trivia daily about each of the songs that the band has released so far.
*Thread:— Zel Bautista (@zelbautista) February 21, 2019
Story behind / Fun Facts of each December Avenue song I wrote.
(Will update daily)
He began sharing a meaningful story on how he was able to write the catchy pop-rock track “Back To Love” - a song inclued in their self-titled album back in 2016. It’s all clear now that the lines “Even though I'm never there, you never have to fear / I can see you up from here / with a little mist of tear” comes from a perspective of someone who passed away. “I wrote this in the perspective of a dead person or an angel watching over someone he truly love," he said.
"Back To Love"— Zel Bautista (@zelbautista) February 21, 2019
2016 - Self Titled Album
I wrote this in the perspective of a dead person or an angel watching over someone he truly love.
"Where can love be found?"https://t.co/uyDyKKYliH
Zel continued the thread and shared another cool piece of trivia for 2013's "Breathe Again" - saying that the track was written and inspired by his childhood sweetheart. Awww. We definitely "feel fine" after knowing the wordplay behind it.
"Breathe Again"— Zel Bautista (@zelbautista) February 22, 2019
2013 - Single
This song is about a couple living in different time zones - "When I look into the night, I see the day is clear."
I wrote this for a childhood sweetheart named solace. Tried to find a wordplay for "solace" which ended up "soul is".
Favorite line:— Zel Bautista (@zelbautista) February 22, 2019
"You're the home where my soul is."https://t.co/1a4FZurdLu
For their song "Bulong" (which was released last year)!, He revealed that the line Alipin ng Pag-ibig is how he sees himself as a slave of depression.
"Bulong"— Zel Bautista (@zelbautista) February 23, 2019
2018 - Single
Some people say "may bulong yan" to describe a mentally ill person.
Phrases like, "hindi masabi ang nararamdaman, sadyang nanginginig na lang" are description of what these people go through.
"Alipin ng Pag-ibig" is how I see myself as a slave of this entity called depression; taking control and obsessing over me.— Zel Bautista (@zelbautista) February 23, 2019
It's dark but I had to turn it into a love song to send a positive message. The song could apply to being torpe or admiring someone.
We're looking forward for more fun facts and song trivia, Zel! Keep us posted!