Rock trio 46 Hope St. signs up with Widescope Entertainment, releases new single


Meet Widescope Entertainment’s newest OPM band. 2021 is off to a great start for the label with the recent signing of up-and-coming rock band 46 Hope St.

Clockwise, from top left: Ebe Dancel, Vic De Vera, Meds Rana, Ryan Gonzales, Neil Gregorio and Aaron Dolleton.

Formed by vocalist and guitarist Meds Rana with longtime church friends bassist Ryan Gonzales and drummer Aaron Dolleton, the three-piece band from Southern Manila has been a part of the music scene since 2019.

The approach 46 Hope St. takes to songwriting is one that pits poetic, hard-hitting lyrics against harmoniously memorable melodies. Equal parts raw and self-empowering, the band’s sound is fueled by pure honesty and emotion that their growing fan base just cannot seem to get enough of.

The band showed off this songwriting style in their new song Parisukat Sa Bilog.

In a Facebook post, Meds shared the story behind the latest single. “Songwriting has always been my way of processing what I feel. literally, bata pa lang I always feel like a misfit to any group of people I belong to.

“There’s nothing wrong with them, I know the problem is accepting myself — my own uniqueness. When I finally finished Parisukat Sa Bilog, I felt like I was able to settle what I was feeling. It didn’t take long to finish the song as my brothers, Aaron and Ryan, are just so great at what they do. they made it so much better.”

The artistry 46 Hope St. takes in creating music is something Widescope Entertainment artist and repertoire manager Ebe Dancel sees great potential in. The OPM icon said of the trio’s music: “I’m personally very excited to have 46 Hope St. at Widescope Entertainment. This rock band has a way with words and melodies and I believe the world needs to hear their songs.”

The band is just the first of many exciting Filipino artists Widescope Entertainment will work with this year. Looking ahead, the label will focus on some big, exciting plans as it continues to expand its roster and champion Filipino music.

You can now stream and download the band’s first single via Meanwhile, check out their official lyric video below:

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