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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Zack Tabudlo keeps the 'Binibini' success going with collabs from both local and international artists

06/21/2021 09:18:42 PM

Zack Tabudlo has that one song that continues to keep going — even on the international scene. 

The track called Binibini has gained tremendous success in recent months. And it continues to do so with two collaborations featuring international songwriter James TW and Filipino singer-actor Darren Espanto, respectively.

The international version of this song is titled “Binibini (Last Day On Earth),” with its lyrics rewritten in English and both Island Records artists performing; aiming to capture a wider audience outside the Philippines. 
“The production was minimally changed and the overall ‘original’ feel is still there,” the hitmaker said in a statement. “Lyrics-wise, it still has the spirit of the original in it, but it sort of focuses more on a ‘love until the end of time’ type of story.”
The unexpected team-up took place after this up-and-coming British pop artist with over 800 million streams to date, heard the song at the peak of its streaming domination, and started covering it on TikTok. Both Zack Tabudlo and James TW decided to contact each other for a possible collaboration, and the rest, as they say, is history. 
“It’s more of me and James messaging each other on how we want the final track to come out,” Tabudlo says. “Production process on my end is still the same with my usual setup in the studio. James nailed the recording when I got his vocals and everything just fits perfectly in the track when I mixed and mastered it.”

Meanwhile, another version of Binibini is up online, and it features Filipino singer and actor Darren Espanto in a live take that has a neon-lit, city night backdrop. This performance video has amassed more than 1.2 million views in a week and placed No. 4 on YouTube Trending For Music charts at one point. 
“Darren and I have always been in the talks of collaborating and performing together when we were very young,” Tabudlo explained. “I guess the world did its thing for us after years of waiting. It was really nice to finally perform with a good friend after such a long time.”
Aside from Darren Espanto, Zack Tabudlo hooked up with R&B/soul diva KZ Tandingan on reinterpreting his other hit song “Nangangamba” during one of his guest stints at the longest-running weekly variety show, ASAP.  This rising singer-songwriter and producer was honored to perform with KZ and expressed joy in working with her. 
“She's one of a kind and such a sweet person. Everything was just a complete vibe performing with her. She has that spark when performing that I feel as well: that thing when you kind of let go and just rock out into a song.”
Not only that, this well-trained music artist also teamed up with incredible newcomer dia mate on the cover of LANY’s “Paper” and with alt-R&B artist Adie on a slinky version of Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendez’s “Monster.” 
“Adie and Dia are good friends of mine too,” said Tabudlo. “It’s really cool to see friends release their artistry and shine through their music.”
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