Some of the best folk music I know skews storytelling from life observations, conveying an emotional connection that is personal and universal, yet not afraid to reek of truthfulness that exposes the vulnerable side of mankind. Bagetsafonik’s Ace Cada surrenders himself to this vow. On “Salat,” he attempts to wring something important and compelling out of other people’s stories, tying it with hushed, stripped down acoustics that bring to mind a more somber Noel Cabangon with a bit of Nick Drake forayed in the backdrop. With the help of Shao Masula on songwriting duties, he stands behind the song with the belief that music is a powerful catalyst of social awareness that can reach to as many people as it could, but also careful not to sound righteous in an evangelical kind of way.
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