The following post was submitted by Joey Dizon of Intolerant fame.
It’s always a refreshing and totally bad-ass experience when seasoned musicians – coming from various musical backgrounds and genres – get together and fire up the ol’ alchemical magic of fusing a literal hodgepodge of sonic styles and personalities.
And in the case of up-and-coming Filipino hard rockers DIVINA, getting back into the fray is sweeter the second time around, with the recent release of their debut track “Exist.” Riddled with pummeling modern rock riffs, an explosive groove, and a humongous, larger-than-life chorus, it’s an empowering, and uber-positive anthem fans of nu-metal and vintage hard rock will definitely relate to and find catchy.
The group recently released an online acoustic performance of the single here:
“It’s mainly a song about staying positive amidst the obscurity of life – a reminder for everyone to just stick to it: to keep going and live,” vocalist Dyanne shares when asked about the main inspiration behind the song’s lyrics, as drummer Jerich adds: “life is what you make it: it’s learning, experiences and it’s about finding balance.”
Of course, fans are expecting nothing less than the best with this group, since its members all have learned first-hand in the past about the dynamic of working together as a collective of creative individuals: “It’s a different vibe for sure, but that’s exactly what makes things exciting,” guitarist Briones reveals, as Paul finishes, “we’re totally excited to write more songs and – hopefully – hit the stage REALLY soon.”
Out now on all digital music platforms and streaming sites, “Exist” is released under the newly established Dead String Records independent label. The band promises that a full-length album is in the works and can hopefully be released in the coming months, alongside more music videos and content like playthroughs and the like.