SOLER, formed by twin brothers Julio and Dino, has just released their long awaited 2007 album "x2" in a double-CD package. It contains 19 brand new English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) songs.
The roots of the twins stretch from Macau to Burma and around the globe to Italy. Their music has evolved from their multi-cultural experience, blending different cultures and languages together with world class performance. Soler writes introspective songs that speak of their lives today and the world around them. Their guitar and piano-based music is unsophisticated and straight forward, blending pop, rock and folk with ease and elegance.
In 2005 and 2006 they swept across the Hong Kong and South East Asia pop-rock band scene, winning numerous awards. They were the fastest band in Hong Kong's music history to perform a debut concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Since then, their energetic on-stage performance has become a signature whenever and wherever they play live, "plugged" or "unplugged". Simply put, Soler is an act one can't miss!
In the introduction of the album booklet, it borrowed the words from Paulo Coelho:
"When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true..."
— and the universe has conspired!
The above saying perfectly illustrated the experience, the hard works, up and downs, troubles and difficulties in bringing this album together. And this is all the "x2" album about—with good faith, hard work and focus we shall see through trouble waters and achieved. And "x2" is the proof.