Here are some albums Filipino indie jazz, hip-hop acts for fans to check out during this time of lockdown where there is a lot of stress, angst and anger not to mention anxiety taking place.

“Sequence”, the debut album from this seven-piece indie jazz pop band (Gilbert Asuque on drums, Jason Conanan on bass, Abby Clutario on keyboards and vocals, Aaron Gonzales on guitars and vocals, Roxy Modesto on saxophone, Lester Sorilla on trumpet, and Darius Mendoza on trombone), is like a ray of sunshine in the OPM landscape.


Buoyant, a tad quirky, and an earnestness best sung in the vernacular, Lenses will grab your attention from the opening cut, “Nasanay” all the way to the last track, “Patungo Sayo.”


“Middle of Nowhere”, a five-track mini album, is an expression of living life in the present and not in the past or even the future. It’s also an expression of Peaceful Gemini’s femininity and seeking to push the envelope in this new world.