Jace Roque, a fast-rising electronic dance music (EDM) artist and is like an ‘unaccepted prophet’ in his native place (Luke 4: 24b with emphasis).
He may have relatives like a supportive uncle Gino Padilla and a distant cousin Luke Mejares, he, as an independent artist, it isn’t all a walk in the park still.
The music icons attached to his name aren’t the tickets to his success.
It’s all about his efforts in promoting his brand of music and being noticed by Kobalt Music Group, the number one music publishing company in the UK. The said company comes next after Sony Music Entertainment in the US.
His SOBER single, which he launched this year, has streamed over 300,000 times on Spotify. New Music Friday Philippines, Tatak Pinoy, and OPM Rising–three of Spotify‘s most popular editorial playlist platforms did feature the said song.
For his latest single, LOVE launched on September 27, it now reached 100,000 views and was released by Kobalt Music.
He described this song as his way of opening to the world [again] after being heart-broken.
“It’s like putting down your walls and guards down and taking chances on another love,” Roque stressed.
Since he writes, produces, and arranges his songs–he finds it fit that the texts that go with his songs are from his personal experiences.
What’s admirable about Jace is his attitude. He’s not the type to give up his dreams by some great force. He’s proved it even in his second single when he competed along with the big names in the music industry. His song landed number 25 overall in the music list. It’s something that he takes pride in and grateful for all those who helped him reach his goals.
Roque is an epitome of real icon-in-the-making. His efforts may be small to the rest of the big-time music icons, but his love for his brand of music did not just limit him to the local audience but brought him to the world instead.