End Street Turns Unrequited Love Into a Dance Party With “Sayawan Na”

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End Street is known for its pop-punk sound but for their latest song “Sayawan Na,” they decided to switch it up and try something new.

The result is a light, fun number reminiscent of ’80s chillwave and city pop by way of Mariya Takeuchi.

Watch the music video below:

Sayawan Na” departs from their previous single, “Gunita,” which is about losing a loved one and living with the fact that they are never coming back.

“I kind of took the time to zoom out a bit and assess all the songs I’ve written for the band so far and realized that I’ve only written songs either about sadness or anger. [They’re] never really anything about simply being happy or content. I asked myself if my discography [could] only amount to negative emotions, and I wasn’t looking forward to that conclusion,” said Symoun Durias, the vocalist of the pop-punk band.

This realization served as a challenge for Durias to write something “light.”  The lyrics aren’t exactly upbeat as they suggest an unrequited love with lines like “Hindi ka ba napapagod sa pagtulak sa’kin? Lagi kang papalayo.” But with End Street’s skills, “Sayawan Na” comes off as fun and lighthearted.

“After hearing the final output, I was actually surprised at the fact that it was indeed possible to make light of something, as long as you know how to manipulate audio, to make it sound bright, light, and happy,” revealed Durias.

Sayawan Na” is part of End Street’s upcoming LP album Mga Kwentong Walang Kwenta.

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