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Discover the Depths of Emotion with Loop’s New Single, “Heroine and Solitude”

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By TJ Delima

Iligan City indie rock heroes, Loop, release their first single in three years, Heroine and Solitude.

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s been three long years since we last heard from Loop but here’s some exciting news for you. The indie rock gem from Iligan City are back with a bang, with their latest single Heroine and Solitude set to captivate hearts once again.

Heroine and Solitude shows you how addiction looks like from the inside looking out or at least some form of it. When nothing else matters, how do you operate?

Kim Trinidad, lyricist and vocalist

The new song delves into themes of escape, isolation, and addiction, painting a poignant portrait of a protagonist seeking solace in solitude and the numbing comfort of heroin. “Heroine and Solitude shows you how addiction looks like from the inside looking out or at least some form of it,” narrates vocalist and the song’s lyricist, Kim Trinidad. “When nothing else matters, how do you operate?” It’s a powerful exploration of inner turmoil and the struggle for connection in a world that feels increasingly disconnected. 

Loop - Heroine and Solitude | Melt Records
Cover art for Heroine and Solitude

But what makes this release truly special? According to Trinidad, it’s all about returning to their roots. “This is my favorite kind of songwriting with the band,” she explains. “It feels like Loop in year one, when we used to make songs for ourselves and no one else.”

Mich Pacalioga, Loop’s lead guitarist and producer for the track, sheds some light on the production process. “At this point in our band lives, we want to make music like how we want it,” he asserts.

Despite the physical distances separating them, Trinidad and Pacalioga, along with bandmates JP Portado on bass and JC Arkin on drums, collaborated seamlessly to bring this track to life. From the evocative lyrics to the atmospheric instrumentation, every element fell into place neatly, culminating in a haunting melody that lingers long after the final chord fades.

Loop’s attention to detail extends to the single’s cover art. The creation of the album cover was a collaborative effort, with Portado and Arkin contributing their artistic talents to bring the vision to life.  A halftone masterpiece, bathed in hues of red and blue, with a seemingly ghostly figure in the center perfectly complements the evocative lyrics and haunting melodies of Heroine and Solitude.

Official music video for Heroine and Solitude, set to premiere on March 1. Subscribe to Loop’s channel to get notified!

Although fans will have to wait a little longer for a live performance from the band, Pacalioga teased an upcoming music video which is set to premiere on March 1 through Loop’s YouTube Channel. Make sure to mark your calendars, set your reminders and stream Loop’s Heroine and Solitude on all major digital platforms and Bandcamp. It’s more than just a song; it’s an experience.

In the words of Trinidad, “we just want to share the things we make.” And what a beautiful thing it is. 

Stream Loop’s comeback single, Heroine and Solitude, on your favorite streaming platform. You can also download the track through the Melt Records Bandcamp, or sing along to the lyric video on Melt Records’ YouTube channel.