Imago Contract Signing (L-R): Mervin Panganiban (Drums), Myrene Academia (Bass), Kiara San Luis (Vocals), Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, Zach Lucero (Guitar), Timothy Cacho (Guitar), and Business Manager Darwin Hernandez.
OPM Rock band Imago has returned to Universal Records in their contract signing with the label on June 17, 2019 (Monday).
The contract signing was held at the Universal Records office in Quezon City. Present during the signing was Imago, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan, and Imago’s Business Manager Darwin Hernandez.
Imago is no stranger to the music scene, being one of the premiere OPM bands in the country with a multitude of hits under their belt – three of which “Sundo,” “Akap,” and “Taralets,” were released during their first stint under Universal Records back in 2006. The five-piece band composed of Zach Lucero (Guitar), Timothy Cacho (Guitar), Myrene Academia (Bass), and Mervin Panganiban (Drums), now features their newest front-woman Kiara San Luis (vocals).
Talking about their return to the label, the band members say “it’s great [to be back here] – it feels like we’re coming back home.”
The first single since their return is entitled “Pag-ibig na Walang Balik” The song brings back the classic OPM sound Imago is known for, while also bringing a whole new flavor to the mix.
According to the band, the highly relatable track is “about unconditional love that many people experience [as the title suggests]. This kind of love is found on different levels, no matter what you are going through – you still choose to love again.” The song marks the first time Kiara is featured as the band’s vocalist, and also features the band’s further exploration with new arrangements and instrumentation.
Imago’s latest single ‘Pag-ibig na Walang Balik’ is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records. Watch out for the music video launch on July 23, 2019 (Tuesday) at 70’s Bistro, with performances featuring the Beyond the Sign, July XIV, Better Days, and Moonstar 88.