Options is Inigo Pascual’s second full-length, and first internationally promoted album. In an attempt to bring Original Pilipino Music to the world stage, the pop singer-songwriter refined his strokes and developed a collection of tracks comprising multiple collaborations with producers and songwriters from Manila to California, revolving around the central theme of self-discovery & navigating a young man’s world of endless options. The pop record transcends the boundaries of pop albums by fleshing out the artist’s best possible sound within his realm, be it dance pop, island pop, dancehall, R&B, reggae, or acoustic, sonically demonstrating vulnerability, attraction, and love at its every phase.
“Options” drops on all digital streaming platforms this June 25, 2021 with the carrier track, “Neverland”. Pre-save: https://orcd.co/options-album.
“Neverland” is a pop-R&B track by Inigo Pascual, produced by global hit producer Bernard “Harv” Harvey. The overall lyrical theme of the track is staying in the fantasy of the unknown and basking in a state of trance, refusing to make a do-or-die move in a rather unconventional relationship, sonically enveloped by a gloomy R&B sound. The music video premieres on June 28, 2021 on Tarsier Records’ official YouTube channel.
ABOUT INIGO PASCUAL
Inigo Pascual is a young pop superstar from the Philippines. His 2016 release “Dahil Sa’Yo,” a song he penned himself, topped Billboard PH charts at #1 for 3 months and remains as the most dominant OPM (Original Pilipino Music) release in history. A tireless worker in constant demand from his millions of fans, Inigo turned his attention toward the international market in 2019, collaborating with Australian-Chinese vlogger and musician, Wengie, Singaporean rapper Akasha, and rising boy bands New Rules and PRETTYMUCH. He worked with producers from Manila to Los Angeles, CA on a solo album, giving birth to his lead single, “Options'' and island pop hit “Catching Feelings,” doing promo rounds in Los Angeles, New York, and even taking the stage during halftime at an NBA game, followed by appearances in San Francisco, London, Toronto, Honolulu, Tokyo, and Sydney. He has recently been part of 88 Rising's first online festival, Asia Rising Forever and performed "Catching Feelings" on Jo Koy's Netflix special, In His Elements, with the track racing to the top of Shazam Charts in various cities globally.
After album singles “Should Be Me”, and “Lost” dropped in 2020, Inigo joined a band of international artists assembled by Tarsier Records for “Rise” - a cross-cultural unity track featuring Eric Bellinger (USA), Sam Concepcion (PH), Moophs (PH), Zee Avi (Malaysia), and Vince Nantes (USA), putting him in front of a new category of listeners and proving that no pandemic can stop his international track. To close off his 2020 streak, Inigo releases “Always” - a dancehall-pop tune that sprouted with “RISE” co-collaborators, Vince Nantes, Sam Concepcion and Moophs, which made it to Apple Music's "The 100 Best Songs of 2020", and a remix of his hit "Catching Feelings" with Grammy award-winning reggae producer Leslie "Bimwala" Ludiazo and "Do It Again" hitmaker, J Boog.
Inigo’s 2-year long journey in finding his space in the global stage comes together in 2021, the album drop for “Options” - a collection with multiple international collaborations he has done in the past 2 years, themed aptly for a time in his life as a young man with endless possibilities. To kick off 2021, he released a re-imagination of Air Supply’s biggest worldwide hit, “All Out of Love” and took part in South Korean singer-songwriter Annale's multi-national collaboration with Mateus Asato (Brazil), and MFMF. (Malaysia) titled "Goodbye".
The album picks up with its last single before the release called “Danger”, a historic collaboration between Grammy-nominated reggae legends, Common Kings, and Filipino-American A-List producer to acts such as Fifth Harmony, Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa: DJ Flict. The summer single premiered on Los Angeles’ top hit radio station, KIIS FM. The huge release follows an even more colossal drop: Options the album set for release on June 25, 2021.