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BP Valenzuela Revisits Her Roots With Side-Project half-lit

BP Valenzuela Revisits Her Roots With Side-Project half-lit


Mynila Team November 11, 2019 Music & Culture

In the midst of an erstwhile-burgeoning career as an electronic music artist, BP Valenzuela created half-lit: a side-project where she returns to her roots without the soundboard that she’s known for.

Here, she crafts a dedicated space for a quieter, almost unbearably intimate facet of herself as a musician.

Before its first public performance was in 2015, half-lit had already long existed online. Valenzuela created a SoundCloud page for half-lit where its followers can expect a departure from her typical pop sound. Overtime, the project expanded as it touched the innermost feelings of its listeners.

Beyond being a side-project, half-lit is a transcript of Valenzuela’s late night musings, caught in the throes of melancholic emotions and the awareness of her loneliness. Yet, as she captures it all, half-lit soothes itself and its listeners with familiar feelings her lyrics accompanied by gentle instrumentals.

half-lit is more than a Valenzuela’s second persona. The artist explains it best herself in the original SoundCloud page.

“It is something else altogether: a way to reach other people. A way to revel in collective sadness. Suddenly I’m not as lonely.” 

Five years after the side-project’s conception, Valenzuela will be releasing its debut EP ‘Paradigm Shift’ which ventures into a more intimate and organic sound. The six-track record will include the singles ‘fri the 23th’ and ‘cruising on a wavelength’ and familiar tracks like ‘backspace me’ and ‘constantly.’

half-lit, electronic artist BP Valenzuela’s indie folk project, recently released its six-track debut record. ‘Paradigm Shift,’ as the EP is called, ventures into a more intimate and organic sound. The artist has previously released the singles ‘fri the 13th’ and ‘cruising on a wavelength’ — the former landing the number 1 spot at Jam 88.3’s Top Ten Tracks.