Rising young stars, Francine Diaz and Seth Fedelin enter the next steps to their careers with this team up for Ace Banzuelo's newest music video for the song, "Muli." This marks one of their first official projects as a tandem pair, which is known by fans as FranSeth. The video hit 1 million views on its first day after the release on July 3rd. The long time friendship and connection the two actors have shined through in their portrayal of lovers. Their chemistry is off the charts that matches the tone of the track.
Ace Banzuelo's pop ballad shows the ups and downs of a relationship from the good moments all the way up to its falling out. The break-up track hits the heartstrings with its hard-hitting lyrics of longing, regret, and hope. The aesthetic of the video with its darker gradients and muted colors portrays the sadness of the melody and the lyrics. Francine and Seth's acting skills were top notch making audience believe and feel the hurt of a break-up.
There will be more FranSeth coming soon as they will be staring in a new ABS-CBN and Dreamscape Entertainment series, Dirty Linen with Janine Guiterrez and Zanjoe Marudo. "Muli" gives us a taste of the potential of this tandem and we're excited to see more!
Cover Photo Credit: Francine Diaz Instagram
Tarsier Records artists KaixAaron and Maki link up for their first ever collaboration on “Thinkin’ Bout Your Smile.” The feel good R&B single expresses the joy and nostalgia of being in love and has lyrics both in Tagalog and English. This track is full of good vibes and is definitely a road trip worthy record! The artists discussed their song below.
"The story behind our release is while Kai and I were about to create a song in my bedroom studio in LA back in 2021, we decided to come up with a feel good type of song which we called “Thinkin’ Bout Your Smile.” After a while, with the help of the talented producer Felipe Buencamino, he helped us create this wonderful track. The last thing we did was ask if we can have someone feature in the song and here is one of talented people Kai and I know in Tarsier, Maki, he agreed to collaborate with us and it was approved by Tarsier Records so when everything was finally finished, the song had always given me the feeling of joy every time I listen to it. It is an adorable song for lovers, and we have had this song in our folder for a long time now. I think this song will fit the season for this release." - Aaron
"It’s been a long process with this song. Many obstacles made us feel so distant to the creation of it; however it allowed us to stay more unified and be able to strive for this masterpiece. This song contains the feeling of being with someone for a while kind of vibe, having the feeling of knowing both people went through so much together but at the end of it all, and through all of it they could say “I love you” with no remorse. The reason for releasing this song now is that since summer has arrived, we wanted to introduce a fun vibe to have our audience feel more joyful and positive during the season of sunshine." - Kai
"A lot of us tend to think a lot. The world is in chaos right now but somehow, being able to have the thought of someone special to you is happy and smiling–it's everything you ever need to try and be more optimistic." - Maki
Check out the lyric video to the track below and stream it here.
Idol Philippines season 1 finalist Miguel Odron just dropped a new single! “Still” is a slow jam ballad that is meant to be a love letter for the ghost of the singer’s first relationship. According to Odron, this release narrates his attempt to forget about the memory and eventually accept how he was forever changed by the experience. This song will definitely have you in your feels!
Miguel Odron also arranged and produced the record on his own. He is currently working on an upcoming full-length album entitled “San Rojo” that will feature more songs, including “Still.” Stay tuned for more information on Miguel Odron and his other new releases!
Photo Courtesy of Miguel Odron's Instagram
To gear up for this week's episode of He's Into Her Season 2, catch the new music video for the song "Closer" with Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan. The video focuses on the Max and Deib's second month anniversary and how the couple are going to celebrate. They don't see eye-to-eye on how to celebrate, but the pull to be close to each other brings them back together.
The catchy track is performed by Belle and is the perfect summer pop track. It talks about that young love and finding how special that kind of relationship is. Belle's performance is fresh and brings on the kilig that's sure to get you in the summer vibe. Catch the extended music video below!
Cover Photo Credit: Star Music PH
jikamarie is back with a new single! Following the theme of her other latest releases, the Philippines-based singer continues to convey the sentiments of her experiences with love, mental and emotional challenges, and how one navigates their youth by combining elements of R&B, soul, and dream-pop.
“KISLAP” is an 80's-nostalgia, dream-pop track that talks about a relationship that has been doomed since the beginning. The song talks about embracing the fact that if the relationship doesn't stand a chance in the real world, they will make the most of spending one last night together without knowing what could happen next. Listen to the track below and let us know what you think!
Singer-songwriter Zack Tabudlo takes a different tone with his latest single, "Anghel" by emphasizing a more blues and soul sound with the track. "Anghel" continues to take on the theme of love and relationships where Zack took inspiration from a quote by Thomas Aquinas, "Love is willing the good of the other." The soulful song is sure to inspire its listeners and is now available to stream!
The song is a reminder that those of us who love others, regardless of what our relationships are with them, sometimes need to self-reassurance. According to Zack, the song "came out of nowhere" but still follows the basis of his style. The track was produced and recorded by himself, which really shows off his versatility.
Zack shared his thoughts on the meaning behind the track, “It’s about someone who doesn’t realize their worth and [my song makes] them realize [that] they deserve more than they think.” In writing this surprise for his many devoted listeners, he turns his attention this time to something that is real for many people in this uncertain age, which is self-doubt. The lyrics urge the beloved to be better than their wounds and see themselves as the angelic figure they could really be.
Cover Photo Credit: Universal Music PH
The indie-alternative duo of Dilaw broke into the music scene with their debut single, "3019," a song about “speaking up for the oppressed and standing up to our oppressors" have now released their second single, "Kaloy."
Dilaw fuses multiple genres with thought-provoking lyrics and music that reminds you of rock but with a twist. Starting out initially as a solo rapper, he joined forces with Vie Dela Rosa to officially create the duo Dilaw. They aim to make their mark in music through their sound, message, and creating relationships. Listen to their latest track on all streaming platforms!
Cover Photo Credit: Dilaw Instagram
BINI heads straight to the top of the iTunes PH chart with its new song, "Lagi." The bubblegum track was the most downloaded song on iTunes PH at the time of its release and shot to the #1 soon on the charts. The track also made the cover of Spotify's P-pop On the Rise playlist plus two other curated playlists, RADAR Philippines and New Music Friday.
This marks the group's second non-album single after the track, "Pit-A-Pat." The drop had their fans, who are called Bloom take the track straight into the Top 10 trending topics on Twitter Philippines with over 20,000 tweets. We're sure that when the music video premieres on July 24th, it's also set to cause a frenzy! Until then, check out the official lyric video!
Expect to see more of BINI and possibly take "Lagi" on the road as they are gearing up for two concerts in July: "Tugatog" on July 15 alongside other P-pop artists and "Be You" on July 22 with South Korea's Red Velvet and BGYO.
“Lagi” features lyrics and music by Louie Canaria, music arrangement by Ramiru Mataro, vocal arrangement by Anna Graham, vocal production by and overall music production by Jonathan Manalo, and additional synths and mastering by Theo Martel.
Cover Photo Credit: BINI Instagram
Arthur Miguel is back with a new song! The Philippines-based singer/songwriter’s newest release ‘Huli’ sounds almost tailor-made for marriage receptions. The slow jam is a serenade track written from the perspective of a man reciting his wedding vows. This ballad will definitely have you in your feels!
According to a press release from Arthur’s label, the Tagalog track revolves around what makes relationships extraordinary and magical. Additionally, the song is meant to remind everyone that there will be a person who is willing to endure the ups and downs in life together with them. If you haven’t found that special somebody yet, one day you will find someone that supports you fully and gives you the love you deserve.
Listen to ‘Huli’ below.
Ben&Ben is back with new release Langyang Pag-ibig, which in English translates to "That's just love." The track is an angsty rock anthem that lyrically wades into the messiness of a bad breakup. The song depicts the struggle and anger of someone trying to get their life back together.
“It's the song where we flexed our musicality the most,” says the acclaimed band. “It's three songs in one song, but it still sounds like one song.” This latest track was produced by Ben&Ben and Jean Paul Verona, mixed by Sam Marquez and Verona, and mastered by Leon Zervos.
“We’ve always wanted to make a song with this vibe, and we think the songwriting in itself begged for it,” shares the chart-topping folk-pop group in a statement. “It helped that Jean Paul and Sam were very familiar with the vibe we were going for and that helped create the general mood and sound we wanted for Langyang Pag-ibig.”
You can now stream Langyang Pag-ibig here and catch the lyric video below.
Jeremy Passion has two dope new milestones to celebrate with fans! The Filipino singer/songwriter can now add author to his impressive resume. In collaboration with Rad is Rad, the ‘Lemonade’ artist has co-authored a book titled “Lemon Lesson.” 10% of every sale will be donated to help build wells & farms in Turkana, Kenya with the help of CMF International.
Passion took to IG to share some words about the book: “Yo Yooo! I am thrilled to announce this fun project I've been working on with @radisradbooks! 😄🎉I co-authored a kids' book with Filipino author, Randy De Jesus. The book is called Lemon Lesson. It's a cute story that pays homage to the famous quote, “When life gives you lemons, make LEMONADE.”🍋”
Passion also released a song titled “It’s All Good” in conjunction with the book. He shared the following on IG:
“It’s All Good” is a song I wrote and composed a few months back during the conception of a children’s book I co-authored with @radisradbooks called “Lemon Lesson” which will be available to order tomorrow (6/18/22) on RADisRAD.com [Link in Bio] This song is all about the power of a positive attitude and looking at life through different perspectives. All in all, we couldn’t appreciate the good days without the bad ones. I hope this song brings you joy and good vibes this summer.”
Check out the lyric video below and purchase the book here.
VXON is back with a new single and it’s the anthem for one of the hottest Filipino shows in 2022! “Reach The Top” is the third single from the newly formed P-Pop group and serves as the theme song for Top Class: Rise To P-Pop Stardom. The inspirational record is a Taglish banger that delivers a powerful message to listeners to chase their dreams. Check out the song below.
Top Class: Rise To P-Pop Stardom, which is hosted by Catriona Gray and features mentors such as KZ Tandingan, Brian Puspos, and Shanti Dope is the newest talent search survival show that aims to form the next male Pinoy pop band. You can catch the show on MYX worldwide everywhere except the Philippines. Check out the official schedule below.