Alessandra de Rossi signs with Lilystars Records

ACTRESS, producer, director, and writer Alessandra de Rossi officially joins the roster of music acts under Manila-based indie label, Lilystars Records. Her first major project as a solo artist is the re-release of the single “Make It Better,” which was released on all digital platforms worldwide on Oct. 2. Delicately arranged with ethereal soundscapes, trip-hop beats, and New Age-inspired vocals, De Rossi’s self-penned and self-produced electro-pop number has been given a remastered treatment, making it sound more polished than ever.  Written in 2010, “Make It Better” is a product of its time: a confessional that simmers with disappointment and heartbreak Aside from “Make It Better,” De Rossi’s debut record, Adrift will also make its way to several music platforms soon in remastered format. Initially released in 2012, the 13-track chillout, electronic, and ambient album was made available for free download as a zip file.

Rick and Morty, new shows now available on HBO GO

HBO GO subscribers now have access to animated comedy, Rick and Morty, which has been added to the streaming service in Asia. Fresh from its Emmy win, Seasons 1-4 of the show are now available to stream. Rick and Morty is the double Emmy award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist, Rick Sanches, who drags his inherently timid grandson, Morty, on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Stream or download three new series on HBO GO this October. A brand-new HBO Asia Original series Miss S premiered on Oct. 5 exclusively on HBO GO. This Mandarin adaptation of the globally popular Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries stars Ma Yili as a beautiful and witty socialite who forms an unlikely crime-solving duo with the righteous and serious inspector played by Vengo Gao Weiguang. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman stars alongside Hugh Grant as a married couple living perfect lives until a violent death leads to a chain of terrible revelations in the HBO Original series The Undoing which premieres same time as the US on Oct. 26, 9 a.m., on HBO GO and HBO. Warrior, the action-packed series based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, is back for Season 2 on HBO GO and Cinemax. Access HBO GO via Cignal or at https://www.hbogoasia.com. Download the app from the App Store or Play Store and enjoy a seven-day free trial. HBO GO can now be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV — and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

Dey Rose releases new EP, Panting Heart

VANCOUVER-based Filipina singer-songwriter Dey Rose maintains a sense of vulnerability on her debut EP, Panting Heart — released on all digital platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records. Intricately written and produced, the six-track record blends jazz-infused pop with folk, country, blues, progressive rock, ‘70s soul, and R&B, while exploring new directions in terms of arrangements and lyrics. The Baguio-born musician presents a snapshot of confessional intimacy. The EP’s carrier single “Di Mo Lang Alam” is inspired by the stories of new friends Dey Rose met in the Philippines. Its smooth, jazzy runs and suave rhythms swoop and slide in the background, while the Filipina-Canadian artist’s vocals take the center stage. Dey Rose’s Panting Heart EP is now available on all digital and streaming platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records.

Romy releases debut solo single

ROMY has  released her debut solo single “Lifetime,” written and recorded in London during lockdown. It is a song about the dream of being reunited with friends, family, and loved ones. Having co-written her band The xx’s three acclaimed albums, she’s also written songs for the likes of Mark Ronson, Jehnny Beth, Benny Blanco, and Dua Lipa (including her Grammy winning hit single “Electricity”). At the same time honing her craft as a songwriter, Romy has embraced a burgeoning DJ-ing career. These two musical loves come together on “Lifetime,” a piece of driving, warm, club-influenced pop. “Lifetime” is accompanied by a lyric video created by designer Patrick Savile and animator Connor Campbell.