MUSIC spotlight: SOMEDAYDREAM (The Album Review)

He literally skyrocketed to fame, he got his fresh musical style and A LOT of girls screaming for him every time he sings K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Yes, you've guessed it right. I'm talking about this "Electro-Pop" one-man band named Somedaydream! He is now on my music spotlight for a special feature about his latest record, self-titled "SOMEDAYDREAM" under MCA Music and Mecca Music.

Alright, I will start by giving quick bits about Somedaydream a.k.a. Rez Toledo...
He was awarded by Yahoo! Philippines as Breakthrough Artist and Icon of the Year, they are BIG titles indeed. His smashing hit "Hey Daydreamer" got the #1 spot of Pinoy MYX Countdown and MYX Hit Charts year-ender edition; and it was RX 93.1's "SONG OF THE YEAR" and he became the radio station's "OPM Artist of the Year". (Wow, I was really thrilled by just typing all of his achievements in fast track!) More to it, Hey Daydreamer is currently the new TV commercial jingle of Selecta's Cornetto Disc which made the LSS more viral to many. Everyone can't help but to sing along with Hey Daydreamer when it plays!

His musical backgrounds rooted to being a band member, during schooldays.. I was even surprised when he said he started as a bassist. Now, Somedaydream's music is leveled to some foreign artists like Owl City, etc. which, on my opinion, is a compliment. For more information about Somedaydream, you can grab a copy of Pinoy Magazine's Semi-collector's edition featuring Rez.

His supporters are hardcore, as I may say, so as a treat to all of the "Dreamers" out there...
here is a TRACK-BY-TRACK REVIEW of Somedaydream's album...

The album has 7 tracks, all originals (WOW...again!)
The PRELUDE (of Hey Daydreamer) is a good jump start! A track that reminded me of tunes of some classic Nintendo video games before..haha! A fun track indeed, this intro track is perfect to excite you to the carrier single HEY DAYDREAMER, the 2nd track. So, what can I say about Hey Daydreamer? It is viral, I'm just stating a fact. It is fresh and unique to the ears of the youth nowadays. The "Electro-Pop" genre is evident to the song. The lyrics is carefree and easy to sing along with. So come on! Sing it with me.. "You and me.. sitting on a tree.. K-I-S-S-I-N-G!".

Here is Hey Daydreamer's official video:

Okay, enough of me singing, moving on.. DO-DO WITH YOU is up next. I find this 3rd track wholesomely sexy, with lyrics like: "I know it's crazy but your lips just hypnotized me baby, its only been a week since I left you and already I'm dreaming about do-do-do with you". :) The melody kept it wholesome and upbeat. Next song is DELIVERY BOYS that surprisingly has "tag-lish" lyrics. This song expresses positivity and nationalism. It is effective in giving its sensible message through music. Kudos to Somedaydream for this song! BREAK, on the other hand, is a sad break-up song. For me, this song is straight-forwardly written. The song is honest, so honest that you can easily relate to it and feel the hurt. The 6th track SING THIS SONG is my personal favorite! The song captured me. I love it! I am amazed that it is a slow, solemn song, but the Electro feeling is still there. I sincerely closed my eyes the first time I heard this song, and I instantly felt how enticing it is. HEY DAYDREAMER (ACOUSTIC) is the finale song. This is a good track. For lack of better term, it is 'RAW' in a great way. I know that Rez is in the "Electro-Pop" genre, but it is still satisfying for the ear to hear him without the auto-tunes, in my opinion...haha. It's cute how I incorporated this acoustic track to a "Jason Mraz" type. :)

So to conclude, Somedaydream's album is a must-grab! (REMINDER: buy originals and help stop piracy.) I am happy that I got the chance to be introduced to his music. I grew a personal respect to Rez when he said that he doesn't want to do an album with "revivals" on it, unlike what works for other OPM artists. And for that, he is a big help in our OPM scene, reviving it is hard but with his great talents, he is helping our local music industry in ways he can never imagine. I am so excited for Somedaydream and to see more of what he can offer. With his ground-breaking achievements I am sure he will go farther in no time!


This album feature is made possible by:
Mecca Music
Pinoy Magazine
Orange Magazine TV
Blue Onion Bar and Restaurant

Special thanks to:
Selecta Cornetto Disc

Here are some of my photos of the exclusive Somedaydream's 1st Blogger's Meet-up held last Feb. 1, 2012!

photo credits to: @friesmonstah :)
thanks to @wentot for taking the picture :)
thanks to Jeman of Orange Magazine TV for taking the picture!

Catch Somedaydream on his mall shows:
Feb 11 - SM Las Pinas
Feb 18 - SM Bicutan
Feb 19 - SM Marikina
Feb 25 - SM Sucat

Somedaydream's debut album is now out in CDs for 250 Php exclusively available in all Astroplus branches.
It is also available digitally via for 25 Php per song.
To download SD's songs in your mobile phones, just text SD to 2346.