Filipino singer-songwriter Ace Banzuelo kicks off International Women’s Month with a beautiful serenade, “Babae.” The newly released track is the official anthem for Sony Music’s Philippines International Women’s Month campaign #BabaeAko. The campaign aims to spotlight women and female artists under the label’s roster through several online and promotional activities during the month of March.
“Babae” is an ’80s retro-inspired track filled with warm, analog-sounding synths and romantic lyrics. Ace has also released a music video for the song directed by budding female director Katrina Arciaga. The visuals tell a story of a person earning someone’s trust. In Ace’s words, it’s a “sweet, magical and mysterious” metaphor on the various stages of liking someone, including the challenges that come with it.
“Babae” is Ace Banzuelo’s follow-up to the sparkly bop “Alive,” which kicks off his new era with genres that range from K-Pop to city pop, ‘70s disco to dance music. To date, Ace has racked up more than 12 million streams on Spotify alone and is slated to release his full-length debut album this year.
“Babae” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide and can be streamed here.