Welcome to From the Archives, a bi-weekly feature on things that your correspondent has encountered in the past–or would have.
Today’s post is in the latter category.
Last night, an indie pop band named Maya’s Anklet played at the UP Fair. Unfortunately for longtime fans of the band, they did not play this song.
This performance was recorded sometime in 2009, long before I even knew about the band. And the title of the song back then was “Favorite Song.” It was a working title, apparently, owing to the song’s popularity with Maya’s Anklet fans. Three years later, the band recorded the song for its self-titled debut record and it gained a new name.
The last time I heard them play this was for a gig at Route 196 earlier this month.
Of course, I’m glad that they decided to play this song last night, whose video was directed by AJ Orlina with choreography by Gilliane Gequinto of Ballet Philippines.
I suppose some of my readers may have figured out that it has something in common with the video for Autotelic’s “Unstable.” Well, that’s because both are part of a film project that a number of us worked on last year. Watch out for an announcement on when you can catch it!