Sponge Cola releases "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" inspired track "Hometown"
In celebration of Sponge Cola's 20th anniversary in the music industry, Sponge Cola is back with a new single that is inspired by one of the most popular K-Dramas of 2021, "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" titled "Hometown".
According to Yael Yuzon, the band's vocalist and guitarist, the song talks about coming home after a long, yet tiring journey. It’s a perfect description that sums up their collective feelings at the moment.
“I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome given that it was written about a fictional piece,” Yuzon confesses. “As a writer, I was one layer away from phenomena that should have made the end product more removed, isconnected. Instead, we ended up with something more visceral, something that resonates from within.”
Produced by Joey Santos, the song has the famillar sound that Sponge Cola is known for.
“I wanted to capture the nuances of an ocean breeze in a song—the contrast of the stillness and the intensity,” Yuzon shares. “Produced by DJ Joey Santos, I think we nailed it. It was a breeze to record.”
Yael also added that "Hometown" sounds like a song that listeners can take with them anywhere they go. “As we call and respond to the echoes of Philippine diaspora, home is where the heart is, and Hometown is not just a song about a place; it's love, hope, and warmth; it's the people.”
Sponge Cola performed the song "Hometown" last December 14 at the PETA Theater as part of their 20th anniversary celebration.
By Dom Holiday - December 15, 2022