Stagajah Band, the awesome four-some and highly accomplished musicians of Papua New Guinea have officially released their Rumination E.P (Extended Play) this morning.
The new EP features four new songs; Go Back, Sentani Cinta, Away From and Una Mauk which is a remake featuring legend Amon Serum. The songs have a mixed blend of Reggae, Electro Pop and Acoustic fused with contemporary PNG local music.
Stagajah Band Song-writer and rapper Gaix said that the promo single titled ‘Go Back’ is basically about losing a loved one, explaining that the lyric is about trying to make up for your loss and trying to go back to fix things but it is too late.
Gaix said what inspired them to write the EP was during this lockdown period where a lot of people went into isolation and quarantine, it gave them time to think critically about the challenges and hardships going on in the daily lives.
“So the songs are pretty much love songs, more to do with relationships involving our families, friends or peers”, added Gaix.
Stagajah Band will be dropping this first single as a promo. The EP was released today with an aim to get feed backs from their fans.
“We’ve lost a lot of loved ones, a lot of friends during this period and this is a great song to dedicate to them to think about them and to remember them”, added Gaix.
“The song is now out on Spotify and YouTube so you can stream the song, download and help us your local artists”, said Gaix.
Following the formation of the group in mid-2014, Stagajah Band claimed the ‘Newest Group of the Year’ and ‘Listeners Choice Group of the Year’ at the annual YumiFM PNG Music Awards in 2016.
“Our recent achievements at the YumiFM PNG Music Awards were the ‘Best Duo/Group of the Year’ Awards in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
The group was formed by Statz who is the Music Producer, Gaix, who is the groups Song-Writer and Rapper, Jay Ray who is the lead vocalist and Stonky who later joined the team as a vocalist and Song-Writer.
Some of their Hit songs are, Angel SN which featured Nathan Nakikus, Tehene’e featuring Sharzy, Yu Nau featuring Dr Wiz and heaps more.
“To our fans, thank you for staying loyal and sticking with us from day one. We have heaps more songs in store for you all”, said Gaix.
“On behalf of all the PNG local artists, keep supporting us by buying or streaming our songs online to fight and end piracy’ said Gaix.
Gaix concluded by encouraging listeners, to Download Music Streaming Applications online especially Spotify to follow your favorite PNG Artists.