FELIP’s first solo EP is underway.

Following two singles and a series of notable performances as FELIP over the last two years—including a debut at the Recording Academy’s (a.k.a the Grammys) ‘Global Spin’ series, a first for a Filipino artist—the first EP under the solo project of SB19 member Ken is arriving next month, according to the award-winning musician himself.

FELIP made the surprise announcement at midnight of his birthday, January 12, via Twitter. Titled COM•PLEX, the EP is set to arrive on February 3.

SB19 Ken marked his debut as FELIP in his breakthrough single, “Palayo” (Farther) in September 2021. It was named one of HipHopDX Asia’s “20 Best Singles of 2021,” praising its lush left-field R&B direction. He wrote at the time, “We… [hope] that ‘Palayo’ inspires you to love yourself more, especially in times when it’s difficult and painful to do.”

Last year, FELIP returned with his second single, “Bulan,” which was accompanied by a grand mythic visual that, according to FELIP and his team, aims to serve as a “creative interpretation of our nation’s collective memory of Filipino ancient deities. Definitive resources for this aspect of our culture have been destroyed during the colonial period, hence, the goal for this release is to encourage the youth to dig deep, discuss, and keep this aspect of our memory alive for generations to come.”

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In July 2022, FELIP became the first Filipino artist to perform at the Recording Academy’s biweekly Global Spin performance series on YouTube, which aims to highlight artists from around the world. At the latter end of last year, joined his fellow members at SB19 in their first world tour, which included stops in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Singapore, Dubai, New York, and Los Angeles in the United States.

FELIP is currently nominated for the Wish Breakthrough Artist of the Year award and his single “Palayo” was nominated as Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year at the upcoming Wish Music Awards 2023, which will be held on January 22.


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Update: January 13, 2023, 8:00 PM PHT — FELIP shared the rollout schedule for COM•PLEX, which includes release dates for the single and music video for “ROCKSTA” on January 19 and “STRAYDOGS” music video on February 10.

Update: January 18, 2023, 9:00 AM PHT — Last night, FELIP shared the music video teaser for “ROCKSTA,” the first single off his highly anticipated EP. The black-and-white visual accompanies a distinctly trap-inspired beat.

The video will premiere at 8PM on January 19, Manila time, while the single will be available to stream at midnight, also on January 19, which can now be pre-saved on Spotify and Apple Music here.

Update: January 19, 2023, 4:00 PM PHT — FELIP has finally released “ROCKSTA,” the first single from COM•PLEX. The Filipino artist’s latest track is currently being premiered in local airwaves all day, including Wish 107.5, who’s behind the upcoming Wish Music Awards on January 22, 2023, where FELIP is nominated for two awards: Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year for “Palayo” and Wish Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Today, Warner Music Philippines has also officially welcomed the SB19 member in their roster, joining the likes of R&B singer-songwriter Jason Dhakal and more.

Listen to “ROCKSTA” on Spotify below, with the official music video to drop at 8:00PM, Manila time.