During the Careless Music 2022 press conference, Chairman and President James Reid, along with CEO Jeffrey Oh announced the signing of three new artists to the Careless roster–Destiny Rogers, August Wahh, and SOS. Get to know each one of them below!
Spotify: Destiny Rogers | Facebook: @imdestiny.rogers | Instagram and Twitter: @destinyrogers
Born and bred in California, Destiny Rogers is no stranger to the music scene. Learning how to play the guitar at a young age and being encouraged by her parents to sing at church, Destiny pursued her passion for music which led to her signing into The Stereotypes’ label, RCA Records, in 2018. Destiny moved to LA the following year to focus on music. Her debut single ‘Tomboy’ currently has over 100 million streams on Spotify. She released an EP with the same title and has been continuously coming out with new music since.
More recently, she featured on James Reid’s album “lovescene:” on the track and music video for “lie to me.” Destiny visited Manila last September to shoot the music video, as well as experience the local music scene in Manila.
Destiny Rogers is signing with Careless as her Asian talent management. She is scheduled to release a single through Careless in partnership with Beach Wave Sound this December 2nd (LA)/ December 3rd (MNL), to be accompanied by a music video as well.
Destiny has over 1.2 million followers and 100 million collective streams on Spotify.
Spotify: August Wahh | Facebook and Instagram: @augustwahh
Hailing from General Santos City, Sabrina Haw, better known as August Wahh, has been revolutionizing the local R&B and neo-soul scene for years. Before all this, she would hang out by a convenience store with friends during breaks. She mentions that “one time I was there and these kids from my class had a guitar and were jamming. I ended up singing a song and jamming with them. Next thing you know I’m being recruited to be a part of a neo-soul band.”
August moved to Manila to pursue an education in music and to focus on her solo career. She found herself collaborating with other producers like SOS’ very own CRWN. She released her first EP entitled ‘Labyrinth’ in 2019, and in March of 2020, she was one of the 36 artists featured on Spotify’s Radar program whose previously notable artists include LAUV, Joji, and Rina Sawayama.
Now that August is officially part of Careless, she says that new music is non-negotiable. She hopes to bridge gaps within the music community and to be able to do more local and international tours.
August has over 26,000 monthly Spotify listeners and 2,000,000+ streams collectively.
Spotify: SOS | Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @sosbandforever
Previously recognized as She’s Only Sixteen, Filipino indie rock band SOS signs with Careless Music. The group is composed of four members: Roberto Seña– the band’s frontman, Anjo Silvoza–bass, Andrew Panopio– lead guitar, and King Puentespina (CRWN)–drummer. With over a decade of experience under their belts, the group continues to grow artistically while individually pursuing full-time careers.
SOS also shared their secret to staying together for over 12 years: “We’re all best friends, we’re a team… we saw each other get to where we are now. SOS has a strong foundation when it comes to those things. It’s crucial to making music and we’re always grateful to still be sharing these stories for everyone to hear.”
In 2020, SOS released an EP entitled “The Other Side” which landed on NME’s list of best Asian albums that year. To them, being with Careless is a great opportunity to “collaborate and share ideas with different artists and a label that can elevate our music outside our community.” SOS is also the first band to be signed with Careless.
SOS currently has over 3,000,000 streams collectively, and 98,000 monthly Spotify listeners.