|Relient k Band Members: John Warne, Matt Thiessen, Jon Scheck, Matt Hoopes and Ethan Luck|
Ayala Malls had been receiving requests from fans of the American rock band, Relient K to perform in the country. And as Ayala Malls aim to continuously provide a premiere lifestyle experience, it is giving what many fans had been clamoring for: live performances from Relient K in your favorite Ayala Malls!
|The Relient K band live in Makati|
From a group of high school students who formed a band in 1997, using such catchy band name that actually stemmed from an old car given to one of the band members by his dad, Relient K had definitely come a long way. The band is composed of John Warne, Matt Thiessen, Jon Schneck, Ethan Luck and matt Hoopes. Known for their Christian rock style in the past, Relient K has recently experimented on a new genre with more catchy tunes and lyrics. “As we got older, we wanted to improve our music more, we tend to expand our music too” says Relient K member Matt Hoopes during the press conference held recently at the OZ Bar Roofdeck, Holiday Inn Makati.
|Photo taken during the press conference in Makati|
|The two Matts from Relient K Band|
|Matt was welcomed warmly by Filipino fans|
In their latest album “Collapsible Lung”, the group collaborated with amazing writers like Fernando Garibay (Lady Gaga), Ari Levine (Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars), Evan Bogart (Beyonce, Rihanna) and Tim Pagnotta (lead singer/writer for Sugarcult). The album includes 12 sure chart-bursting cuts such as “Don’t Blink”, “If I Could Take You Home” and “Boomerang”.
When they were asked how different is Collapsible Lung from their past albums, “It was truly different. We kind of wanted to make a record where we would surprise ourselves, push ourselves musically, stuff like that,” explains front man Matt Thiessen.
|Relient K has indeed come a long way from their high school band\.|
The Grammy-nominated band has over two million records sold, two Dove Awards and three RIAA Gold-certified albums attesting to their success. Its front man Matt Thiessen also had songwriting collaboration for some top pop hits including Owl City’s 2012 summer hit “Good Time”, Kelly Clarkson’s “Long Shot” and the award-winning “When Can I See You Again” from the animated film Wreck-It-Ralph.
Here's a brief video of the press conference during their visit to Manila:
Catch Relient K’s heart-tugging lyrics and fresh new sound as they perform live at the Glorietta 5 Atrium on September 28, 6:30PM; Alabang Town Center Activity Center on September 28, 4PM; Market! Market! Activity Center on September 27, 6PM; and Trinoma Activity Center on September 29, 6PM.