Philippine indie-pop outfit Blind Stereo Moon celebrates their 10th year with a re-imagined and re-recorded version of “Aubade” which features a more spirited take aiming to spark hope amid the pandemic.
As 90s kids who formed the band in the late 2000s, Blind Stereo Moon’s sound was shaped by the 90s indie-pop tradition combined with the alternative sound of the early 2000s. As the band’s very first song, ‘Aubade’ was a breakthrough as it established their feel-good sound with a message of hope which the band carries throughout their 10-year story. The French word ‘aubade’ means morning serenade or poem greeting the dawn. Building on the word’s long poetic tradition, the song speaks about how every morning brings new beginnings. Blind Stereo Moon is Julie Samonte on vocals and guitars, Dave Cruz on drums, Juliane Bagay Cruz on bass, and John Heris Suarez on keys. They are based in Bulacan, a province 40 kilometers west of Manila, Philippines.