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December Avenue is a 5-piece indie pop/alternative rock band from Manila, Philippines known for their viral compositions online. The band is one of the most streamed OPM bands of all-time. The band is composed of Zel Bautista on vocals and guitars, Jem Manuel on guitars, Don Gregorio on bass, Jet Danao on drums and backing vocals, and Gelo Cruz on keyboards and backing vocals.
Bautista, Manuel, Gregorio, and Danao started out in their alma mater University of Santo Tomas in 2007. Cruz, an alumnus of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, was later added in 2016. Bautista is the chief composer of the band. Originally known for their predominantly English songs, the band has released Tagalog songs since 2016.
December Avenue is a self-titled debut studio album by Filipino band December Avenue. It was released on February 15, 2016 by Tower of Doom Records.
After independently releasing two EPs, December Avenue released their first studio album on February 2016. Released under Tower of Doom Music, the album contains 11 tracks that took 5 years to make. When asked why it took years for December Avenue to release an official debut album, vocalist Zel Bautista explained that aside from their conflicting schedules, building hype was crucial in the process of creating one. The same question was asked during December Avenue’s Rappler Live Jam performance, with Bautista saying that it did not feel right to release an album without much of a following. Members added that they felt that December Avenue have fulfilled their musical destiny upon the album’s release, and that they are “overwhelmed.
1. "City Lights" 2. "Sleep Tonight" 3. "Fallin'" (featuring Clara Benin) 4. "Ears and Rhymes" 5. "I'll Be Watching You" 6. "Back to Love" 7. "Eroplanong Papel" 8. "Dive" 9. "Forever" 10. "Breathe Again" 11. "Time To Go"