Rising Folk Band SASAYA Vows To Play For An 'Audience of One'
At the end of an hour-long exclusive interview with Sasaya, we came to understand the admirable philosophy of the rising folk band when it comes to spreading God's love through their music. While it's expected that new artists don't get the same level of reception as some of the more prominent musicians during gigs, the six-piece act has sworn to leave their hearts on the stage.
Member Cyrus Valdez admitted that the group's collective prayer was for their music to be heard—even by just a single person. He explained, "Kumbaga, magpakilala si Lord dun sa taong makakarinig na 'yun sa’min... It keeps us grounded din kasi." So whether it's a full house or not, Sasaya still give it their all in every performances. "Ang philosophy namin is we’re playing for the 'Audience of One'. We’re doing this para kay Lord," he added.
Fast forward to the present, Sasaya doesn't have to worry about having no audience to play in front of. Cyrus, Coco Cordero, Josiah Matias, Jezi Matias, Jonathan Mendoza, and Jazmier Mirza has gained quite a following over the years. In fact, their latest song "Lambing" was featured in various Spotify playlists and climbed to the Top 10 of Spotify Viral Charts.
During our MYXclusive interview, Cyrus shared that "Lambing" is actually a song portraying a conversation between man and God. "Napaka-intimate niya. Kung iisipin mo makakapag-lambing ka lang o malalambing ka lang ng tao if there’s a certain level of intimacy na sa relationship niyo," he said. The part where he performed spoken poetry is man's declaration of faith after experiencing the love of God.
"Lambing" marks the second song lifted off the band's upcoming seven-song album Ikaw Na&nb due out this year. Another track titled "Sinong Pwedeng Makausap?" will be released soon. Watch the entire MYXclusive interview to find out more: