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KAIA Pivots Toward an R&B-Sound with "Dalawa"

Posted By: Danielle Domingo
Post Date: October 4, 2022

P-Pop girl group KAIA heads in a new R&B-leaning direction with their new single "Dalawa," released under Sony Music Entertainment. Bringing in the 2000s-eque R&B melodies and wmsical beats, "Dalawa" embraces adventure with effortless vocals.

Standing out in sublime contrast with their previous releases, the five-member act’s smooth jam alludes to the idea of expressing infatuation in the most reassuring, youthful way. Written and produced by Jayson Franz, he brings a mellow and groovy style to the group's style. “Dalawa" is a song that tells a story familiar to many: catching unrequited feelings for someone close to you,” described by the pop group.

While it veers away from the upbeat, dance-pop tunes that we’ve been dishing out since our debut, this particular material sticks to our strengths as a girl group.

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The group was heavily involved in the demo recording, voicing their inputs on vocal arrangements and style of the song. “I wanted a different approach for KAIA this time around, but I made sure to take into consideration their individual and collective personalities,” shares Franz. They leaned more towards the Y2K R&B trend by adding string instruments and other sonic elements to the arrangement.

There was one moment during recording that made everyone excited for the song. “One of the memorable moments during the recording of the track was the first run of every member of KAIA,” adds Franz. “It was that moment when everyone knew that the song was really made for them. Each one of them has an own personality or taste in terms of the delivery of their lines.”

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Cover Photo Credit: Sony Music PH

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