MUSIC LYF: Brad Go and The HUSH Project

Music may be beyond the melodies and the lyrics sometimes it tells a story. And these stories may have been inspired by real life people from a lot of places around the world. Filipino-American singer-songwriter Brad Go is out there composing songs and sharing it to the world via The HUSH Project.

The Hush Project is a unique musical and visual kickstarter project by Brad Go who went to a lot of places around the world to meet people and explore the places where he finds inspiration and turn them into songs. The album launched under MCA Music Philippiines includes performed select cuts from the self-penned and self-produced album, including the new single “I Want You Now.”

The HUSH Project 

Brad's trip around the world in search of the most compelling and unique real-life love stories. The journey began in New York, where he met a girl on a rainy Wednesday evening in September, 2012. Offering his umbrella to the rain-soaked stranger, Brad unwittingly set in motion a series of romantic events, both exhilarating and tragic, that would lead to the creation of the blog, Have U Seen Her, and eventually The Hush Project. (HUSH is an acronym for “Have U Seen Her.”) Inspired by his own love story—a story that started like a fairy tale but ended without the “happily ever after”—Brad came up with a crazy idea. He would travel the world, talk to people about love and their love stories, and write songs about them. 

He started a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $10,000, thus giving him the opportunity to embark on his mission. “If something like this could happen to me in New York, there must be countless stories across the globe that no one has ever heard,” says the 28-year-old musician. His goal was to tell those stories.

Brad went to Barcelona, Tokyo, Melbourne, Singapore, Palermo, Berlin, Manila and Paris, and came back with eight original compositions, namely “All Along,” “I Want You Now,” “It's You,” “Follow Through,” “Firestarter,” “Feel This Way,” “Love Is Love” and “Time Machine.” The trip is documented in the form of vlogs, which are published on Brad's YouTube channel, youtube.com/bradgofilm.

Music From Inspiration

The eight songs, with the addition of the bonus track “Carry You Home,” make up The Hush Project. The album is a mix of romantic ballads, torches and mid-tempo jams that are decidedly pop rock in form, mostly structured around guitar-driven melodies and rousing progressions.

The Hush Project has such an intriguing concept and fresh sound that upon hearing about it, MCAMusic immediately committed to distributing the album, setting a Philippine release date of February 2, 2015. Impressed by Brad's songwriting, label executives commissioned him to write a song for another MCA artist, “The Total Performer” Darren Espanto. The result is “Makin' Moves,” which appears on the album, Darren. “We're so happy to welcome Brad to the MCA family. He's the complete package: He sings, writes and produces his own songs, plays different instruments, and even makes his own music videos.

It's hard to find such a multifaceted artist these days. We can't wait for everyone to hear his music and see his career flourish here in the Philippines and abroad,” enthuses MCA Music domestic label marketing manager Mark Bonifacio.

“Brad is a very marketable artist. He's showing a lot of potential and we at MCA are looking

forward to helping him cultivate and grow his personal brand as a recording artist, musician and songwriter. The Hush Project is just the first step,” adds MCA Music artists and repertoire (AandR) manager Francis Guevarra.

Brad is scheduled to perform at Chef Arch's Lime 88 (Plainview, Mandaluyong City) on February 13 (9 p.m.), Bruce Lim's Rustique Kitchen (Arnaiz Ave., Makati City) on February 14 (7 p.m.), and Lucky Chinatown Mall on February 21 (3 p.m.).

He previously appeared on on Energy FM 106.7's Eat All You Ken on February 10 (6 to 9 a.m.) and Mellow 94.7's The Wake Up Show on February 11 (8 to 10 a.m.) and Wave 89.1's Funny Side Up on January 30.

The Hush Project is available at Astro Plus and Odyssey record bars and online at iTunes, Spinnr,Deezer and Spotify. 

For more information, please go to hushproject.tv.

The Hush Project Track Listing:

1. All Along (BARCELONA)
2. I Want You Now (TOKYO)
3. It's You (MELBOURNE)
4. Follow Through (SINGAPORE)
5. Firestarter (PALERMO)
6. Feel This Way (BERLIN)
7. Love Is Love (MANILA)
8. Time Machine (PARIS)
9. Carry You Home (BONUS TRACK)


The Hush Project Tour Dates:

Feb. 6 (Fri.), 10 p.m. Roofdeck Bistro (Examiner St., Quezon City)
Feb. 13 (Fri.), 9 p.m. Chef Arch's Lime 88 (Plainview, Mandaluyong City)
Feb. 14 (Sat.), 7 p.m. Bruce Lim's Rustique Kitchen (Arnaiz Ave., Makati City)
Feb. 21 (Sat), 3 p.m. Lucky Chinatown Mall

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