Former UDD frontwoman Armi Millare has announced her first solo album South Node after the release of her single, “Roots.”
The single was released on all streaming platforms around midnight of October 25. Millare also announced her first solo show at the 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City. DJs Mario Serrano and Dino Amparo will be joining her in the lineup.
In a press statement, Millare shared, “I felt within me that things were somewhat transitioning, not knowing the magnitude of it or where things were headed. And the words on ‘Roots’ felt like something I would hear from my older self, telling me how we all got here… I thought about that a lot – and it’s important for me to have a reminder that it has always been equally believing in tradition and [the charm of] pure mystery that got me by.”
The track was co-produced by Jonny Sjo, Kim Ofstad, and Bernt Rune Stray (the last two being part of Norweigan neo soul act D’Sound).
On Instagram, Millare announced that her debut album, South Node, will be released in 2024. No tracklist and release date have been revealed as of writing.
Millare formally exited the band (formerly known as Up Dharma Down) last December 26, 2021, citing personal matters. In a separate statement released by guitarist Carlos Tañada, bassist Paul Yap and drummer Ean Mayor, the remaining band members shared, “We thank her for sharing her talent and artistry in the songs we created together. We’ll never forget how the four of us started out, how thrilled we were in 2004 to finally be playing at Saguijo to a crowd of twenty people.”
She is known for penning iconic tracks such as “Tadhana”, “Oo”, and “Indak”. The vinyl for UDD’s Capacities album was recently re-issued for printing under the band’s original record label, Terno Recordings.
Listen to Armi Millare’s “Roots” here.