Feel the Pulse of UDD’s Thrilling Comeback Single ‘Run Deep’

Listening Station

MANILA, Philippines—Up Dharma Down, the iconic Filipino alternative rock and electronic band, is gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated new single, Run Deep, set to drop at midnight on March 31, 2024. This marks the band’s first release since their contribution to the “Trese” soundtrack in 2021, promising a triumphant return for fans.

The rejuvenated trio, comprising singer-bassist Paul Yap, guitarist Carlos Tañada, and drummer Ean Mayor, embarks on a sonic journey that blends the familiar with exciting new territories. Teasing the single during the holy week, the band has sparked anticipation among their dedicated fanbase, offering glimpses into “Run Deep” through intriguing social media posts.

Image Courtesy of VIVA Records.

A notable shift in “Run Deep” sees Paul Yap taking over vocal duties with confidence and enthusiasm. “It’s been a challenge to take on this role,” shares Yap, “but the band (Carlos and Ean) have been supportive, and we’ve adjusted our songwriting to accommodate my vocal range.” This transition reflects the band’s commitment to exploring fresh creative avenues while maintaining their distinct sound.

Behind the production of “Run Deep” lies a collaborative effort among the band members, with Carlos Tañada highlighting their experimental approach to instrumentation. “We didn’t limit ourselves to our main instruments. We played around with synthesizers a lot,” he explains. This experimentation enriches the band’s musical palette, infusing their signature sound with electronic elements.

Ean Mayor further elaborates on the band’s sonic evolution, citing their exploration of electronic sounds as a defining element of “Run Deep.” “Since our first album, UDD has always been rooted in electronic sounds,” states Mayor. “With ‘Run Deep,’ we’re embracing our electronic leanings more confidently than ever before.”

Image Courtesy of VIVA Records.

The genesis of “Run Deep” originated from a piece of music discovered during an exhibit, which Paul Yap and Ean Mayor transformed into a full-fledged song. Mayor describes the track as embodying “deep house sounds, the kind of music you listen to after clubbing.”

With “Run Deep,” Up Dharma Down continues to push boundaries and redefine their musical identity. Released under Viva Records, “Run Deep” will be available on all major digital streaming platforms starting midnight, Easter Sunday. The official music video will premiere on UDD’s official YouTube channel on March 31, 2024, at 8 PM.