SB19, Nobita add unique twist to Eraserheads’ hit tracks
SB19 and Nobita paid tribute to OPM rock legend The Eraserheads by adding their own spin to the band’s hit songs, “Christmas Party” and “Magasin.”
In commemoration of Eraserheads’ reunion concert, SB19 and Nobita released contemporary versions of “Christmas Party” and “Magasin” on Spotify and YouTube, among other music platforms, on Friday, Dec. 23.
The five-member P-pop supergroup added dance-pop and hip-hop elements to “Christmas Party,” a song included on Eraserheads’ fourth studio album “Fruitcake.” In a statement sent to INQUIRER.net, SB19 said it “retained everything that’s great about the song,” along with their “own creative direction in terms of overall sound.”
“The Eraserheads is one of the most influential bands of our time. We retained everything that’s great about the song, but made sure to add our own creative direction in terms of overall sound,” SB19 said. “There’s a balance of artistic liberty and compromise in the way we approach the material, and we’re definitely happy with how it turned out.”
SB19’s main vocalist Stell said that it was an honor to recreate one of Eraserheads’ hit songs, adding that it was recorded during the Los Angeles stop of their “WYAT” world tour.
“We feel honored that we were chosen to recreate the song. Our tour schedule was really tight, but gladly we were still able to push through with it before leaving LA. Recording in a different country also feels surreal, we didn’t expect we’d reach this far,” Stell added.
Meanwhile, Nobita incorporated a jazz-pop element to Eraserheads’ 1994 hit song “Magasin,” which is part of the OPM band’s album “Circus (25th Anniversary Remastered).”
The five-piece band admitted in a statement that their music is heavily influenced by the OPM rock legend. “We grew up listening to and playing Eheads songs. [Nobita] heavily draws inspiration from their music, especially their brand of songwriting. Their work has shaped us into where we are now, and we’re forever grateful to their enormous contribution to OPM artists, young and old,” Nobita said.
The original members of Eraserheads, namely, Ely Buendia, Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala and Marcus Adoro, recently held their reunion concert at the SMDC Festival Grounds on Dec. 22. EDV