Indie-folk band The Ransom Collective officially reveals their much-anticipated comeback single this 2022, called “3 AM.” It’s their first song release in over three years.
The band remains solid in spite of being apart for the past few years since some of them decided to stay out of the country.
The Ransom Collective is made up of Kian Ransom (main vocals, guitar), Redd Claudio (drums), Jermaine Choa Peck (percussions, vocals), Leah Halili (bass, vocals), Lily Gonzales (keyboards, vocals), and Muriel Gonzales (violin, vocals).
According to the group, “3 AM” is a story that outlines a journey from resistance to acceptance. It touches on the struggles of letting go and the triumph and growth that eventually come out of the process.
Watch the official lyric video below:
It’s about learning to accept the harsh realities of life with less resistance and benefit from the peace and clarity that comes with it, according to Ransom, who happens to be the songwriter of “3 AM.”
“Personally, I’ve struggled with trying to force things into being what I want or hope for them to be, rather than accepting things for what they really are. It’s easy to develop tunnel vision and not realize that blind spots are being developed. The more resistant I am, the more entrenched I become, and eventually it blows up. Recently, through a mix of experiences, I became aware of this pattern and am learning to be more honest and vulnerable with myself and others,” he shared.
The album artwork design was also their idea and is made from different paper cutouts.
The band admitted that although it was reworked several times, they enjoyed the whole recording process of this catchy track since they “found a direction they really liked.” In fact, “3 AM” is their “most heavily tracked song yet,” Claudio and Peck recalled during the Instagram Live midnight salubong for its release.
Anchored by a vigorous vibe plus a feel-good groove, the additional horn section added a whole new spice to the song’s overall sound, of course, with the help of song producers Mikey Amistoso and Marco De Leon.
As for their followers, expect “3 AM” to be just as anthemic as their previous hits. The Ransom Collective also plans to finally dust themselves off, reunite, and play live shows again in the metro hopefully next year. “We just wanted to have fun again, just enjoy making music,” Peck shared.
“3 AM” is now out on all digital platforms under Mustard Music, a Universal Records Philippines sub-label. It is also part of the New Music Friday Philippines playlist on Spotify for the week.
The Ransom Collective
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