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Thursday, November 26, 2020

PhilPop releases finalist songs from Metro Manila

11/24/2020 02:07:28 AM

PhilPop just recently its batch of music entries from the National Capital Region, and it consists of a diverse, catchy, and radio-friendly showcase spanning  R&B, contemporary pop, and folk-influenced genres, depicting various tales of romance, forgiveness, and regret with precision and sensitivity.

The recent commendable picks include two compositions by Aikee namely Mapa, interpreted by Chloe Redondo and Aikee himself, and Bestiny, interpreted by Kevin Yadao and Jr. Crown. Composer Kian Dionisio rounds up the Metro Manila cluster with his compelling original Huling Sayaw, interpreted by Nyoy Volante. Just like its previous releases, the said songs are also produced by PhilPop and are now available on streaming and digital platforms worldwide through distribution partner Warner Music Philippines. 

The first of his two finalist entries, “Bestiny” lets Aikee expresses his frustration on navigating the harsh realities of dealing with unrequited love and friendship. Kevin Yadao and Jr. Crown trade verses with smooth effortlessness, singing atop upbeat melodies, warm R&B beats and indelible harmonies.

On the other hand, “Mapa” serves as the rapper-songwriter's tribute to the parents that served as guiding light in times of utmost difficulty and trouble. This time, the acclaimed composer recruits newcomer Chloe Redondo on the inspiring pop/R&B ballad.

Capping the trifecta of new tracks, Kian Dionisio pens a heartfelt anthem of regrets and what-ifs in life on “Huling Sayaw.” Delicately woven with lush keyboards and stripped-down arrangements, his song “Huling Sayaw” was inspired by Dionisio’s music career and the frustrations that come with nurturing the process. 
“I’ve been told that I was a late bloomer, not brave enough, and not driven enough,” shared Dioniso. “knew from the very beginning that I am a dreamer. But as I age, I started regretting all the opportunities and time that could’ve been so productive. If only I had started so much earlier, maybe I’m already living THE DREAM right now. This is one of my biggest regrets in life and I tried to incorporate the idea to the song.”

Acoustic pop balladeer Nyoy Volante interprets Dionisio’s melancholic piece with just the right amount of skill and restraint. Volante worked for hand in hand with Dionisio in capturing the emotional frailty of the track, delivering it with his own touch while staying true to the original’s message.

Author: slickmaster | © 2020 The SlickMaster's Files

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