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Monday, August 03, 2020

Barbie Almalbis aims to lift everyone's spirits with new single 'Umagang Kay Ganda'

08/01/2020 12:48:47 PM

Barbie Almalbis hopes to encourage and inspire listeners through her latest single.

The Filipina pop-rock singer released her rendition of Umagang Kay Ganda – a track originally popularized by Tillie Moreno and Ray-An Fuentes and became a timeless hit through renditions of several musicians and as a theme for a Filipino breakfast TV show – as she uses her platform to pay tribute to the courage and optimism of the Filipino people.

“The current situation has made so many of us experience such a profound sense of loss, and it has also given us a rare chance to stop and reassess our lives and consider the things that we really value,” the acclaimed pop-rock artist shares. “I hope Umagang Kay Ganda will be a blessing, especially to our frontliners. It is our little way to say thank you for the selflessness that they have continually shown and the sacrifices that they have made to help us get through this together.”

This is Almalbis' third single under Sony Philippines, following her 2019 debut Tigre and Comment. Upon making this rendition possible, Barbie and her bandmates put a creative stamp have to make sure that its empowering message shines through the intricate arrangement which resulted into a warmer approach that exudes in terms of production details.

“Karel and I initially jammed it and he wrote lines for the instrumental section, then we arranged the rest with Nikko on keyboard and Jonard on drums. We were able to record the rhythm section just a few weeks before the lockdown.” As a result, the new version conveys the timeless appeal of the original, while exuding a warmer approach in terms of production details.

Backing the official release of Almalbis' newest single is the music video that brings to light everyday stories of hope and love for the country amidst the global health crisis. Specifically, part of the visuals showcases the heroic deeds of our frontliners and several acts of compassion and resilience from ordinary Filipino folks; while the other half interspersed with scenes of what is mostly called by people 'the new normal.'

Magnolia Dari Creme also supported this project as part of their campaign that reminds us that whether it is an extraordinary time or a normal one, tomorrow always brings us new chances for a brighter day as long as we are with the ones we love. 

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