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Monday, October 12, 2020

syd hartha releases new song "hiwaga"

10/06/2020 11:52:21 AM

Singer-songwriter syd hartha has released a new song, and this time, it talks about her journey on self-awakening.

In her latest single, 'hiwaga', the young music artist  takes a moment to reflect on her personal actions through a tunningly produced, stripped-down tune that deals with self-awakening and healing in preparation to becoming “the best version of herself”—to reference a line from the coming-of-age film, Lady Bird. 

Syd hartha wrote the track as as a reminder that no matter who you are and what you may be going through, you are still capable of being part of a better change. 

“Basically, the love you have for yourself reflects to everyone and everything around you,” the critically acclaimed musician explains. “There was a time in my life where I felt so stuck and started to question my existence and the reason for everything. What inspired me to write this song is my awakening to the fact that I was given this life for a reason. I want to heal so I can be the best version of myself for everyone around me and I want to inspire people to do the same.”

Along with her backing band members Bea Fabros (guitars), Raisa Racelis (bass), and Pat Sarabia (drums), Syd's latest single was made possible through the approach of recording at the confines of their musicians' homes under the guidance of producer Johnoy Danao; producing quiiate a diversion from her usual sound as a result.

“Initially, we thought of a big production incorporating more instruments like horns, but we decided we wanted to give the song a lot of room to breathe and let the lyrics shine.” syd adds, “recording ‘hiwaga,’ was definitely challenging because it was our first time producing a single without seeing each other.”

Paying homage to hip-hop which largely influenced her songwriting style, syd also rapped on the song.
“As someone who's so fond of several hip-hop artists’ writing and delivery, I noticed how stronger and more effective it is when the message is somehow spoken instead of sung. Also, when I wrote ‘hiwaga,’ it all started with just words; it was me having a conversation with myself. I decided then that I wanted the feel to be more conversational and more focused on the message of the lyrics.” 

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