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Maki has dropped two songs so far this year and recently both of the releases have started to gain major traction on Spotify.  “Saan?” debuted on Spotify Viral 50 and “Bakit?” appeared in the top 100 viral songs in the Philippines. Both songs showcase the Tarsier Records artist’s ability to combine heartbreaking lyrics over heartwarming and happy melodies.

The Music Videos for both "Saan?" and " Bakit?" feature the story of two lovers on their journey of love and loss through moving pictures, symbolisms, and reminiscing. It’s a love story that perfectly captures the bittersweet essence of a lost love. Both videos star Maki and Karina Bautista, with overlapping storylines and themes. You can watch them both below!

Photo Courtesy of Maki's Instagram

Following the success of his hit single "Saan?", Maki is back with another heartbreak anthem as he asks the question "Bakit?". With poignant lyrics and melody full of emotion, "Bakit?" delves into the complexities of heartbreak and the lingering questions left unanswered that come with it. Maki's emotive vocals capture the turmoil of a broken heart, asking why love changed and if it was ever real. Maki's "Bakit?" resonates with anyone who has experienced the pain of heartbreak.

“This song actually came first, I wrote this song a couple days before writing "Saan?" 

Bakit is a song that expresses our "marupok" selves after ending a confusing relationship. Para sa'kin, "Bakit" is actually the hardest question to answer. We usually ask ourselves "Bakit kaya nagawa niya sakin yun? Bakit kaya niya ko iniwanan ng ilang beses? after the break up. BUT ang pinaka mabigat at confusing na "Bakit" ay, kahit ginawa niya yung lahat ng mga bagay na hindi mo inaasahan sa kanya, bakit mahal mo parin siya? Bakit nandito ka parin? Most of the time, when relationships end, people are bound to ask questions within themselves. "Bakit niya kaya ako iniwan?" leading them to blame themselves for everything before even realizing that it's not their fault. 

This song is actually one of the most heartbreaking songs I've ever written, cause I know that a lot of people are also dealing with questions (why) that they themselves are unable to figure out.  

With this song, I want people to know that asking questions (why) within yourselves is okay. but, blaming yourself for everything is not. You have to realize na kaya ka marupok is because genuine yung love mo sa kanya and you did your best for them. 

About Maki

Maki is the freshest face of OPM. The R&B singer is here and ready to share his music with the world through his child-like view on life. The R&B singer wants to write songs that will make people feel understood with melodies that bring good memories, peace, and calmness. 

His debut single, Halaga under Tarsier Records has since gained over 70,000 streams across different platforms. His rendition of the viral hit Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw - R&B Version is making waves on its own, quickly gaining over 100,000 streams within 3 weeks, debuting at #53 of Spotify’s Viral Songs Philippines, and landing Maki the cover of Spotify’s Pinoy Covers playlist. As of writing, the track has over 900,000 streams. 

Maki's latest single, Saan? has gained over 50,000 streams in under 5 days and currently has over 2 MILLION streams on Spotify alone. On the week of its release, "Saan?" was featured on 5 editorial playlists — #1 on pov: u, #1 on issa vibe, #1 on OPM Says Chillax, #37 on Tatak Pinoy and, #36 on New Music Friday Philippines. Maki has landed the cover of Pinoy Indie Mix, and was featured in .ORG, a regional Spotify playlist showcasing up and coming talents in Asia. The track also debuted at #46 on Spotify's Viral 50 Philippines playlist. It was also featured on curated playlists like, Pinoy Super Soundtrip, Bagong Pinoy Sounds and Tambay Tuesday.

Maki has been performing in various shows and events around the metro such as, BGYO Album Showcase, PLUUS Showcase, Pawchella, mall shows, and more!

Maki’s quirky personality and unique outlook on life makes him stand out amongst the clutter - and this is only the beginning.

Cover Photo Credit: Tarsier Records

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