Universal Music Philippines has just announced the full line-up for their UMUSIC FanVerse festival! The three-day long extravaganza will feature headlining performances from Morissette, Bonnie Bailey, Darren, 8 Ballin, Dermot Kennedy, Juan Karlos, Zach Tabudlo, Zild, December Avenue, and more!
The music festival will be held at Hall 6 of The Podium Mall in Metro Manila on October 21-23. The show will feature both live and pre-taped performances from artists on the roster. Tickets can be purchased for UMUSIC FanVerse via Universal Music Philippines' official website. Single-day passes are available for PHP1,990 and include an exclusive t-shirt, sticker set, poster, pin, holographic tote bag, and more freebies. Get your tickets now!
Shanti Dope and Flow G are two hip-hop powerhouses from the Philippines. The rappers each normally release songs that rake in millions of streams, so it’s no surprise that their new collaboration is going viral in the Philippines on YouTube.
“Kamusta,” which translates to “How are you?” in Tagalog is a powerful song that addresses depression and the importance of being there for your friends and family who may be fighting their own demons. The controversial music video tackles depression, anxiety, filming scandals without consent, and much more.
At the end of the music video, a dedication message reads: “This is dedicated for the loved ones we lost and those who continue to battle for their mental health. There's someone who is always willing to listen,” before sharing contact numbers for the National Center of Mental Health.
Zack Tabudlo is one of the biggest hitmakers in the Philippines, and his newest single has the potential to add to his list of chart-topping hit records. “As You Are” is a pop wedding song and the track definitely lives up to the description. “Pop wedding songs here in the Philippines have been already fading,” Zack said in a press release. Well, it looks like the singer is bringing it back with his first-ever all-English single.
According to the crooner, the song is dedicated to “people in love, and people who have found real love and the one for them.” He further explained the song in a lengthy Instagram caption: “It’s about loving someone for who they are. A weird feeling that bursts out of your heart when you’re with the right person. And giving everything you can to a certain someone, making them feel that they deserve the whole world.”
Stream the song here and check out the lyric video for “As You Are” below.
Shanti Dope has a new single and it’s one of his most powerful yet. “Maya” is a youth empowering record that is dedicated to serving as a tribute to the new generation who relentlessly breaks barriers to be who they want to be.
The 21-year-old rapper compares his fellow generation Z and millennial peers to “Maya” – the former national bird of the Philippines because they are determined to soar high and value their freedom. The empowering anthem also references how his generation is liberal and progressive in their own ways, reminding older individuals to support the plight of their younger counterparts and respect their ideology.
The accompanying music video is just as powerful as the single, featuring scenes of progressive and liberal youth movements and depicting the common everyday lives of Filipino students who also have their own side hustles and interests.
Watch the official music video for “Maya” below.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Shanti Dope Instagram
Zack Tabudlo has had a busy past few months, releasing his highly anticipated debut album "Episode." But that hasn't stopped him from continuing to make some new music. The singer-songwriter has just released a collaborative single with James Reid titled "HATDOG." The smooth R&B track was released on New Years Day along with a lyric video that has been racking up some plays since its premiere. Currently, it's nearing 400k views, and we can totally understand why.
Fun fact, Zack shared on an Instagram post that he produced the first mix of the whole song in about 30 minutes while waiting for James to get to the studio. The song was composed, produced, and mastered by Zack himself, with James lending his vocals to the Tagalog track. Check out the song below, and make sure to stream it here.
Cover photo courtesy of Zack Tabudlo Youtube