Brisbane’s FeelsClub unveil the powerful new single HUMINGA – an exploration of MKA’s (vocals and Ableton) Filipino heritage that brings Filipino peoples’ history of overcoming oppression and their drive to change their way of life into focus.
Huminga is the Tagalog translation of ‘breathe’, and is a title that spoke to the band while crafting the expressive protest song. HUMINGA arrives as the fourth and final taste of FeelsClub’s experimental Electronic EP A Wave Inevitable, due for release on Thursday 24th September.
For MKA, the new release presents an exciting opportunity to proudly showcase her Filipino heritage, while exploring the challenges of growing up in Australia as a bicultural person. She explains:
“The world is moving and a lot of really important stuff is coming to the forefront; creating a path for change. Sonically, we’re trying to frame the fact that it’s so tumultuous right now, but that feeling of unease is something I have felt for my whole life. Being from two cultures, the constant feeling of division, copping racism… it was such a big move to share that reflection with the band and now we’re sharing it with the world.”
“I grew up in Australia and only know selective Tagalog words/phrases. Growing up I always hated that I didn’t know the language, it sucks being dragged to mum’s friends house or seeing family in Sydney and not knowing what the hell they were all saying. It wasn’t until I got to go to the Philippines last year that I felt a bit more whole with that side of me, meeting my HUGE family over there was super grounding, so I was stoked to use Tagalog in a song!”
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