Autotelic is a six-piece Filipino pop/rock band comprised of guitarist and vocals Josh Villena, Kai Honasan (Keyboards and vocals), Neil Tin (guitars), EJ Edralin (synth), Timothy “Pabs” Vargas (bass guitar) and Gep Macadaeg (drums). After exhausting brainstorming sessions, the band agreed upon having the name Autotelic, which means doing productive things for the sake of self-fulfillment and internal reward as opposed to worldly and external motivation.
With a very fresh and interesting debut single under MCA Music, “GISING” is a song about daydreaming letting yourself drown in the feeling of being in love, as if it’s good to be true. With luminous-sounding, positive and exciting vibe that is very easy to relate to Filipinos, “GISING” will surely take over the music charts by storm.
Members of the band found a common interest in and appreciation for different influences, mainly dance music, Japanese pop culture and a desire to create a lasting impact on Filipino music. With these in mind, they agreed that they wanted to write and play songs that will be appreciated across the mainstream and independent music scenes and deliver something fresh to listeners. To attain that goal, they shunned the original plan of making heavier music and instead planned to make songs that will not only have a positive and exciting vibe through the conventions of electronic dance music, but also convey a sense of being truly Filipino in theme and orientation.
MCA Music’s latest addition to its growing roster of top-notch artists, Autotelic is now ready and will surely dominate the charts this year with their upcoming major label debut album “Papunta Pabalik” coming out this September 30, 2016. Autotelic’s first single “GISING” is now out under MCA Music through digital downloads via Spinnr and iTunes and streaming also at Spinnr, Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer.
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