Coming all the way from Lucena City, Tone of Rapture is an indie band composed of young musicians who have performed alongside the biggest OPM bands in the country, such as Up Dharma Down, Mayonnaise, Silent Sanctuary, and Itchyworms.
Tone of Rapture was formed in 2015, with members Harvy Reyes (guitar and vocalist), Roi Ruedaz (guitar), Mikko Rezano (guitar), Godman Araya (bass), and Adrian Menor (drums). Harvy and Adrian were childhood friends who wanted to form a band back in the days, until they met Roi, Mikko, and Godman in college. They joined and won the MSEUF Battle of the Bands—and the rest was history.
What does your band name mean?
Tone of Rapture: We decided Rapture kasi it’s an expression or manifestation of passion. Rapture lang talaga dapat yung name nung band kaso parang ang dry if “Rapture” lang sya eh, so we decided na music related yung first word na gagamitin kasi passion nga namin is music and also gusto namin 3 words lang sya that’s why we end up to “Tone of Rapture”
What are your inspirations when writing your songs? Could you briefly describe your music-making process?
Tone of Rapture: Experiences in love, life, and anything under the sky. Hindi naman lahat ng nasulat naming kanta personal eh, some are realizations lang sa buhay and yung iba naman experience din ng ibang tao madalas I put myself in someone else’s shoes para at least maisip ko yung kung anong pinagdaraanan nila.
In our music-making process naman, minsan lyrics muna with melody, but mostly we do music first before the lyrics. And after namin sya matapos we record our rehearsals, we listen to it in different environments. And we’re gauging if the song is good or not.
So you guys live in Lucena—what are your struggles when doing a gig in the metro (or on the other side of town)? How do you handle these challenges?
Tone of Rapture: Pinakang struggle samin is yung transportation talaga eh, kasi nga we’re far from the metro, pagod talaga sa byahe, but doing what we love is already a privilege, when we come up on stage seeing people appreciating us and our music, sobrang fulfilling talaga, nakakawala ng pagod.
How does it feel being one of the youngest up-and-coming bands out there?
Tone of Rapture: Sobrang grateful kami kasi yung lahat ng hard works namin as a band nagkakaron na ng saysay, we’re given the opportunity maka line up mga idols namin sa music industry, so sobrang saya and at the same time nakaka inspire talaga.
If you can have your fans remember one thing about your band, what would it be?
Tone of Rapture: We just want to be remembered as the band who writes melodic and nostalgic songs.
This alternative rock band gives us the right feels of sweet and melancholic. Plus, they have an upcoming album set to release by the end of this year!
You can check out their songs on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, and Google Play:
Time Piece tops my list, tbh, but they’re all equally good. Trust me, I’ve seen Tone of Rapture play live, and I can see their names in flashing lights someday. Seriously though, check them out!