FELIP is officially releasing the follow up to his 2023 debut EP, COMPLEX.

Today (May 10), the “ROCKSTA” rapper-singer announced via Warner Music Japan that his first album will be released on July 5. The accompanying video announcement appears to be shot at the Warner Music Japan office, where he was spotted promoting his latest single “Fake Faces” a few days ago. In a roughly translated version of the post, Warner Music Japan added that “details on the songs included will be announced at a later date.”

He premiered “Fake Faces” with a music video last April 5. Shortly after, he was announced as part of Billboard Philippines’ inaugural Pinoy Hip-Hop Class of 2024, where he was featured alongside Hellmerry, Hev Abi, Tus Brothers, PLAYERTWO, O Side Mafia, Zae, and Illest Morena. Most recently, their special cypher-like episode of Billboard Philippines Studios grossed over a million views on YouTube.

In Billboard Philippines’ hip-hop issue, FELIP opened up about his foray into hip-hop versus his work as part of the P-pop group, SB19. “I’m free. Gusto ko lang naman mag-explore pagdating sa music sa solo stuff ko, kasi sa SB19, may certain role kami na ginagampanan, di ba?

[I’m free. I just want to explore when it comes to the music of my solo stuff, especially since with SB19, we’re all performing a certain role right?]

“So, even if may freedom din naman kami, as a member kasi, as Ken, meron kang sinusunod para mag-fit in lahat. Kasi, lima kami eh. Pero pag gumagawa ako ng solo stuff ko naman, sobrang expressive ng music ko –– and now I feel like I’m the most free person sa entire world.”

[“So, even if we have our own freedom, as a member of the group, as Ken, you have to follow suit in order for all the pieces of the puzzle to fit. Because we’re five members. But when I work on my solo projects, I get to see that my music is so expressive –– and now I feel like I’m the most free person in the entire world.”]

While waiting for more details on FELIP’s album, listen to “Fake Faces” below.