Filipino singer-songwriter syd hartha addresses her personal battles in life on “gabay,” her debut project under Sony Music Entertainment. In touch with her own fragilities, the rising artist digs deeper into her experiences with trauma, heartbreak, pandemic stress, and healing on an EP that feels more than just a warm balm.
According to syd hartha, gabay is crucial in reclaiming her identity as it helps her confront emotional truths in a way that is freeing and empowering. The folk-pop act explains: “My new EP is a compilation of different stories from my adventures and misadventures as a young woman. It mainly talks about healing and taking control over your own destiny; letting go
of the past, and getting to know yourself again.”
The six-track EP was originally scheduled to be recorded with syd hartha’s band and producer in March 2020, but was delayed due to the pandemic. “My band and I were already scheduled for the recording of the whole EP in March 2020,” she explained. “The pandemic happened, and it caused significant disruption to our plans. But everything happens for a reason. It gave me room to explore and grow at my own pace.”
Stream “gabay” below!
December 15 is almost here! H.E.R. is set to star as Belle on ABC’s “Beauty And The Beast” 30th anniversary special, and the singer is also poised to represent her Filipino-American roots. In one of the costumes for the live-action segment, H.E.R. pays homage to her Filipino roots by wearing a dress that features baybayin.
The way @HERMusicx is honoring her Filipino heritage in her Belle costume. 😍😭🙌🏽— Krystle Piamonte (she/her) (@kryspia) December 8, 2022
The writing says “Bela” (“Bella”) in baybayin. A pre-colonial script that was almost taken from us, but we are reviving it.
Proud of this Bay Area Pinay and excited to see HER in BATB!
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration premieres on ABC on December 15 at 8 p.m. and will go live on Disney+ the following day! We’re excited to see a Filipino Disney princess!
Photo Courtesy of H.E.R.’s Instagram
SB19 has quite the surprise for local Filipino fans! The P-pop Kings recently finished an international tour and now they have announced the WYAT Homecoming Concert. The one night special will go down on Dec. 18 at the famed Araneta Coliseum in Manila. Fans interested in attending the extravaganza can purchase tickets via Ticket Net.
In addition to the show announcement, SB19 has also dropped a new song. “Nyebe,” which translates to “snow” in Tagalog, was written by band leader Pablo. He shared his inspiration behind the ballad a press statement: “I was thinking about the feeling of hopelessness, knowing and accepting that things are changing too fast. Time doesn’t stop, things around us happen so fast. At the end of the day, matutunaw rin ang Nyebe (the snow will eventually melt away and fade). We just have to live with it and pray, there is always a ray of hope”.
Check out “Nyebe” below!
Harry Styles is returning to the Philippines for a one night special at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on March 14, 2023. In collaboration with concert promoter Live Nation Philippines, the One Direction singer will be bringing his “Love on Tour” concert to Filipino fans. This marks Harry’s third show in the country and first show since 2018.
Time for some late night talkin' ❤️💛💙💚 Check out the ticket prices, seat plan, and ticket purchase guidelines for Harry Styles: Love On Tour now!— Live Nation PH (@livenationph) November 21, 2022
📆 March 14, 2023
📍Philippine Arena pic.twitter.com/CF9El1WQeh
Tickets are available now via Live Nation presale and costs range from P2,750 for UBC seats, to P17,750 for the Early Entry Premium Standing package. The higher tier package includes early entry into the VIP section, a tour laminate and lanyard, exclusive merchandise, and more. Tickets go on sale for the general public tomorrow (Nov. 24). You can find more ticket information, including pricing here. Best of luck securing tickets!
Photo Courtesy of Harry Styles Instagram