Chess Boxing Release Single To Commemorate Mental Health Awareness [Philippines]

Chess Boxing is a four-piece band based in Pasay, Philippines, that draws influence from punk, indie, emo, shoegaze, and dream pop releases of the 90s/early-2000s. The band is signed to Parañaque-based DIY label Calm Lake Records.

To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, the band has released a new song entitled “See You, Space Cowboy (I’m Gonna Carry This Weight)”. The song centers around a person struggling to cope with their declining mental health as they seek the help and company of their closest friend(s). The title is a homage to the anime Cowboy Bebop. Unlike their previous singles which were more emotive punk-driven, the band went with a cleaner sound with this song, taking influence from emo acts Jimmy Eat World, Mineral, Christie Front Drive, alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins, and shoegaze/dream pop acts Turnover, Drop Nineteens, and Slowdive. is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!