Outerhope is a dream pop duo composed of siblings Micaela and Michael Benedicto. Formed in the summer of 2004, their sound drew from ambiguous recollections and shared references of early childhood in 1980s Manila. In recent years, they have taken a more electronic approach in composition and production, reintroducing their recurring themes of remembrance and loss.
Their latest LP Vacation, their first U.S. release, is dedicated to the late future-fiction author Luis Katigbak, Micaela's former partner. The record alternates between vocal and instrumental tracks, providing a shifting backdrop of scenes that suggest indefinite timelines, people suspended between the real and the imagined, and encounters that may or may not have occurred.