This is the day: SB19 finally drops debut album ‘Get in the Zone’

Published July 31, 2020, 8:34 AM

by Jojo Panaligan

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The initial plan was to release the debut album in summer 2020. Well, the pandemic happened and for a time, nobody could say for sure what the new release date of SB19’s full-length debut album would be.

Today’s the day.

SB19 has finally released the album “Get In The Zone” under Sony Music. It has six originals, along with the EDM version of fan-favorite “Love Goes” and two instrumental songs.

According to statement sent to Bulletin Entertainment, “Get In The Zone” maps the creative and personal journey of the group.

“It hasn’t been long since we released our debut single ‘Tilaluha,’ but prior to that, we have been training for years already,” says SB19 member Sejun. “We wanted to incorporate all the things that we have experienced during trainee days into this album by putting all the emotions that we went through into our music. It was an emotional rollercoaster, but we pulled
through and we hope that we get to inspire people with our story.”

The album opens with their two biggest hits, “Alab” and “Go Up.” But the most awaited song in the album has got to be the ballad “Hanggang sa Huli.” Live versions of the song from last year have amassed millions of views online and fans have been clamoring for a studio version for months. The track talks about allowing a broken person to heal and find comfort in a love that lasts a lifetime.

“Tilaluha,” the first release from the group that did not get them the attention they deserve, is also in the album, waiting to just be rediscovered. It’s a stripped-down ballad that tackles one’s remorse over reciprocated romance. It’s a refreshing misnomer in a record filled with upbeat jams and shiny pop tunes, and one that blows the roof off, vocal performance-wise.

Will A’TIN (name of their fandom) like “Wag Mong Ikunot Ang Iyong Noo?” It’s got to be their more accessible number to date, almost sounding like novelty song. It certainly sounds fun and we learned from a release that the song is Filipino adaptation of the Korean ’90s smash, “Sarangeun Ya YaYa.”

According to Sejun, what sets “Get in the Zone” apart from other contemporary releases is the collaborative synergy between K-pop producers and Filipino talents, resulting into an exciting yet compelling final product.

“It’s a great thing to get all the good traits from Korean and Philippine music/culture, and put them together into one. If you’ll dive deep
into it, you’ll find a whole new sound rich in both cultures.”

The other members of SB19 are Justin, Josh, Ken, and Stell.

SB19 dedicates “Get in the Zone” to A’TIN that continue to help the group get hit after hit, win awards, chart on Billboard, trend on Twitter.

“All our achievements to date would not have been possible without you,” says Josh. “So in return we will work harder and continue to uplift you with more music and content so that we can give back the love we’ve received from you.”

 
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