Congrats to Thai metal band Brand New Sunset for winning not one but two awards at Thailand’s annual awards ceremony called Season Awards. They even made it onto the front page of a national newspaper:
The two awards that the band won were:
1) Best rock band for the album “Of Space and Time”
2) Best rock song for the song “Fire (in Our Hearts)”
To make the night even more memorable, vocalist of Brand New Sunset – Toon – dedicated the first award to his mother who sadly passed away last year. His beloved mother actually passed away during when the band was recording this exact full length.
Band members Toon and Chai were both kind enough to send us their thoughts about the awards:
Toon had this to say:
“All the nominees are like our brothers in the Thai music scene. All these bands have immense skill and experience so we had no idea that we were going to win any award. But when they called our name I almost had a heart attack! I felt like my heart was beating like a double bass drum when I stepped on that stage!
Lastly, I want to thank everyone who’ve been supporting us. Yes, I did dedicate the “best rock song of the year” award for the song “Fire/In Our Heart” to my mother. While we were recording the album my mom passed away due to cancer and it was hard for me to get through.”
Chai had this to say:
“Honestly we never thought we’d win. Just being nominated already felt impossible for us because Seasons Award is the most respected award in Thailand’s music scene. When we heard our name, we were so happy! We worked very hard on this record and it all paid off in the end.”
We at Unite Asia would like to congratulate our brothers in Brand New Sunset for their win and are sure that Toon’s mother is looking down from heaven above smiling for her son and his friends.