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!
Kai Buizon officially introduces herself to the local music scene with her debut single under Sony Music Entertainment. “The Meadow,” is a folk-pop track that showcases the singer’s soothing vocals that will definitely remind you of countryside views. Inspired by summer nostalgia and first love, this debut release serves as quite the first impression.
“I imagine a lot of people tend to feel afraid, or at the very least, hesitant, when it comes to approaching the unfamiliar, such as falling in love for the first time,” Buizon reflects. “Anyways, long story short, I called that mental space a meadow. And as my fellow romantics may already be familiar with, the meadow is also a prevalent symbol in classic literature of a place where lovers meet. So, basically, I wrote ‘The Meadow’ to encapsulate this whirlwind of feelings that comes before revealing that you’re actually in love with the other person.”
Check out “The Meadow” below!