(Written by Angie Duarte)
OPM is definitely not dead; at least the spirit of it isn’t. It lives and thrives in the heart of every impassioned musician who remains true to their talent; fueled by self-expression, dedication to their craft and a drive to be heard, these bastions of the industry hoist the flag of originality on local shores, and – for those fortunate enough – beyond.
Such is the case for singer-songwriter Miguel Escueta, and his newly re-launched band, The Morning Episodes. Their single Now It Starts, which was well-received locally, made its debut on US radio in April of this year.
Just two weeks after its US debut, the catchy, upbeat pop-rock tune landed on the US National Airplay Top 200 Chart, ranking #107 overall, and #40 among Indie Artists.