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The Songwriting Advice That Helped The Itchyworms Write Their Massive Hit ‘Beer’

It's all thanks to one of the lead vocalists' father!
The Songwriting Advice That Helped The Itchyworms Write Their Massive Hit ‘Beer’
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It's all thanks to one of the lead vocalists' father!

Not many people know that when The Itchyworms came out with their major label debut album in 2001, it wasn’t a massive hit. Little Monsters Under Your Bed was a mish-mash of different styles and, consequently, flew under the radar within the industry.

In case you didn't know, it wasn’t until the band’s second studio album, Noontime Show, that The Itchyworms finally hit their stride and connected with listeners! Also, did we mention that most of their songs weren't written in Filipino? According to Jazz Nicolas, the band's vocalist, drummer, and keyboardist, that his father was the one who made them realize there's more to songs than just the melody. With this big piece of an advice, it ultimately shaped the band’s songwriting and helped them come up with one of their most popular songs, “Beer.” 

Find out more of this story in this clip from OG’s full-length feature on The Itchyworms:

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