Bisaya Hip-hop duo singers-songwriters (and producers) Harrey Kennedy “Haley” Colina and Jeremy Charl “Jermz” Madaje, return today with their first single of 2023 – It’s Been a Minute – out now on all streaming platforms. (click the photo to listen)
After a few months of hiatus, FlipGang is back and now dropping a new hit, “It’s Been a Minute.” Right out of the gate they yearn, “It’s been a minute, mingaw nako sa imong mga gakos.” Powerful synth echoes and their verses resonate as they speak directly and hold nothing back. “It’s Been a Minute” unfolds the detail of longing with a friend/lover, craving intimacy only as FlipGang can convey.
Speaking of the inspiration behind the song, Jermz said, “It’s Been a Minute tells the story of an intimate relationship hindered by distance. I believe that because of the pandemic, a lot of people experienced being in a long-distance relationship (LDR), and when time allows them to be together after being apart for so long, saying goodbye only means missing that someone more, even immediately after just being with them. Going back to the reality of being in an LDR makes you miss that intimacy of being together, but there is a sense of knowing that you will get to see that person again soon. Mao na akong na feel kadtong LDR pami sa akong uyab of 2 years and now my fiancée.”
“Motuo jud ko nga naay oras ang tanan. Nga tanan naka suwat na. Salig ra ta nga tanang panghitabo naay rason. Ang ato nga mo padayon ra tas atong lakaw og ang Ginoo nay bahala asa ta Niya dad-on“, added Haley, who recently got married last December 2022 in Queenstown, New Zealand – where famous celebrities Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff tied the knot.
It’s Been a Minute sets the stage for a busy year ahead for FlipGang, which includes new music and a third studio album. The title of the album hasn’t been decided yet. FlipGang is set to announce the title and release date later this year. Back in 2019, they released their second album titled Dethrone and now it’s time for a fresh one.
Missing the Bisaya Hip-hop hits? Stay tuned for more to come from FlipGang this 2023!
Flip Gang (stylized as FlipGang) is a New Zealand-Filipino independent hip-hop group formed in 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
FlipGang uses its music to express emotions and convey messages while showcasing the Bisaya talent. Although their songs have different vibes, all of these were based on their life experience. Haley in an online interview said, “We just hope that people enjoy our music and that they find happiness, hope, and inspiration from our songs. Part of why we do what we do is to inspire others to chase their dreams. We believe that we all have what it takes to make them our reality.” Jermz added, “God has made it available and possible. We are already victorious through Him. If we all think that way, we Bisaya artists will be far greater than we are now.”
With 2 albums, 1 EP, 52 singles, and over 500,000 streams on Spotify and YouTube worldwide, FlipGang is indeed back in the booth. “We’re already victorious!”
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