An emerging young band from Davao City is poised to make their mark in the industry. Hailing from the Davao region, MidSummer releases their second single for 2021 with the track “The Two of Us,” a slow tempo duet ballad written to inspire couples to fight for their love to last a lifetime. Upon its recent release, Spotify included it in its Fresh Finds Philippines playlist. And recently launched, a heartwarming music video made the track more endearing to its listeners.
MidSummer’s songwriter Florence Bagcal noted that the song was a bit of a challenge to write as the band is used to making songs with a touch of rock and pop influence. Since this was written with weddings in mind, the band adjusted with their playing style and choice of instruments to produce what is now released as “The Two Of Us.”
Comprised of Mae Ann Cabigas (vocalist), Florence Bagcal (guitarist), Bryan Bagcal (drummer), Michael Cortez (bassist), and Fredel Borinaga (keyboardist), MidSummer kicked off the year with a somber Tagalog song that’s the exact opposite of this fresh release. “Tayo Pa Ba” is borne out of the pandemic-induced long distance relationship experienced by one of the band members.
The group was originally called The New Generation in the year 2014 when Florence urged Bryan and Michael to form a three-piece band for fun. In the last quarter of 2015, Fredel joined the band as their keyboardist. After performing for quite some time, the group realized they needed a fresh boost, and they found their missing piece in Mae Ann while she was singing in their school acquaintance party in November 2017. The only girl in the group officially joined the band in the year 2018 when the band was renamed as The Sixth Inversion. During the middle of 2019 school summer vacation, the group rebranded again, leading to the birth of MidSummer. They adopted the name because summer time and midyear are the band’s favorite seasons of the year.
This up-and-coming band performed regularly prior to the pandemic at Davao City’s Parking Space and graced Lokal nga Tukar of MOR 101.1 in Davao City, ABS-CBN Regional Network’s Maayong Buntag Mindanao, MOR entertainment’s Good Time ‘To, Brigada Entertainment Philippines, Magnum Radyo’s Sabado Night Talk, Halo Halo Radio Davao, and most recently, Viva Records’s Twitter Music Space along with Janine Tenoso and Arthur Nery.
Be inspired by MidSummer’s “The Two of Us,” and download it now on all major digital platforms. A lyric video is likewise up on Viva Records’ YouTube channel. Follow MidSummer on Facebook (facebook.com/midsmr/) and Twitter (@MidSummer_PH) to get early access on what’s in store for this talented young band.