Filipino alternative rock band Typecast has started teasing their first studio album in over a decade.
In two separate Instagram posts today (January 12), band guitarists Steve Badiola (also lead singer) and Pakoy Fletchero teased a track from their upcoming album, which will be their fifth after “How Your Influence Betrays You” in 2011.
The videos show Badiola and Fletchero playing their guitar parts for the same song, which hints at a heavier direction the band could take for their still-untitled album.
Badiola said the moving train that Typecast are currently in the studio to work on the album. “It’s a little hard to have time in the studio these days because of our schedules, but we’re getting there,” he said. The album is slated for release this year, with no confirmed date yet.
Badiola is also returning to work on the new album after being hospitalized last November following a hit-and-run accident. In December, Badiola informed fans of his condition, saying that although the ensuing operation was a success, he will refrain from playing Typecast in 2022 until he is fully recovered.
“Rest assured that I will be up early next year and I am very happy to see you soon!” »He wrote on the group Facebook page. “For now, my focus is on improving. “
In 2019, Badiola declared the moving train that they were “working” on the new Typecast album, which they hoped to release in early 2020.
Then Badiola said the record would include the singles “Perfect Posture”, “Against the Ropes” – with Greyhoundz frontman Reg Rubio – and “Mulat Na Mata”, which is their very first track written and performed in Filipino.