Tuesday, March 11, 2008

So It Goes, Some Fil-Am Pop

Filipino-American Pop-Folk with a side of soul
Conchita Campos Releases debut EP, So It Goes

"…it's got this haunting sound that I love... truthfulness and sincerity..."
- Lizette Claudio, Head of Artist Relations, MTV Asia

"Conchita's song "Just Time" makes you want to turn up the volume in your car stereo and cruise down the coast and daydream of what could be."
- Ruben Pimentel, On-Air Personality, Jamz 96.3 FM (Albany)

(BeansTalk Note: We haven’t heard Ms. Campos’ music, but we feel compelled to promote our peeps in their artistic endeavors.)

NEW YORK – Conchita Campos makes no bones about being a stranger in a strange land, with her debut seven-song EP, So it Goes. Campos is described as a “Filipino-American storytelling songstress.” \

Campos’ songs, says her rep, are a mix of sounds hinting at Nina Simone, Alana Davis, Jill Scott, Sade, John Mayer, and Astrud Gilberto. Campos’ influences include the citie, states, and countries she’s lived in, including, Pasadena, Philadelphia, the Philippines, San Francisco, and her current home, Brooklyn, NY.

Here’s some verbiage from her reps: “Part folk, part jazz, part exotic with a touch of acoustic soul, Campos forges her own bold path on So It Goes. The radio-friendly and optimistic “Just Time” is at once mellow, funky, and infectiously melodic. “For Tonight” is a light and fresh take on the old school quiet storm love ballad, and the bright and carefree “Runaway Day” recalls Campos’ joyous days in California. Campos sings from the experience of being both Filipino and American, of being a free-spirited artist in a work-a-day world, and of the search for an emotional place to call home. Each track on So It Goes is an honest and lyrical slice of life straight from the complex contemporary American experience.”

Conchita Campos has performed at New York venues like The Bitter End, Crash Mansion, and The Knitting Factory, as well as regional University shows. Her NYC-based backing band is dubbed Conchita’s Collective.

Campos’ music has already been played on stations in Japan and U.S. college radio.

So It Goes Track Listing:

1 Just Time
2 Runaway Day
3 For Tonight
4 One Chance to Say
5 Ghost of Me
6 Walking on Ahead
7 How It's Gonna End

Upcoming Shows:
March 7 9pm: Carney’s The Other Room, 411 Beach Drive, Cape May, NJ
March 16 8pm: Bowery Poetry Club— Sulu Series Asian-American Artist Showcase,
308 Bowery, New York, NY 212-614-0505
June 11 9pm: The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, New York, NY 212-219-3006