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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Zack Tabudlo and James Reid welcome 2022 with a captivating new single

01/13/2022 12:25:10 PM

Talk about kicking off the year with a bang.

A high-profile collaboration between Zack Tabudlo and James Reid took place, and the result is the a soulful pop ditty song titled “Hatdog,” released this past New Year's Day under Island Records Philippines.

With its swoon-worthy chorus and sterling guitar work, the song not only benefits from the duo’s impressive vocals, but also from their undeniable talent to a tackle an emotionally captivating song.

According to the profilic singer-songwriter who also wrote, mastered, mixed, and produced the song himself, “Hatdog” is all about loving and waiting for the right person despite the other camp’s hesitation to give in. “Hatdog is about giving reassurance, love, and support to the person who has mixed feelings for you. You are there for them no matter the situation is even if it will hurt in the long run.”

Prior to their exciting new teamup, this tandem between te breakthrough pop artist and the multimedia superstar have worked together on the music video of Zack's  hit single “Para Sa Mga Ex,” off his critically acclaimed 2021 album, Episode. It was the first time they’ve talked in person. Upon meeting, both Zack and James clicked, became friends, and decided to collaborate on a music project.

“James was just very chill to work,” the artist with Spotify's most streamed song in the Philippines [] last year, has revelead in a statement. “He was very open to ideas. He really has an edge with singing as well. The character in his voice pushes out the uniqueness of how it sounds, which makes it very different from what we hear from singers and artists nowadays. He has his own thing.”

The 20-yera old hitmaker Zack finished writing “Hatdog” in 30 minutes and made James listen to it in his studio. The Careless CEO and On The Wings Of Love actor immediately loved the track, and decided to finish recording his part in 4 hours. The rest, as they say, is history. 

“We were supposed to just hangout to kind of talk about what song and style and everything else we should do,” Zack added. “But we ended up finishing the material. I’m happy James came along, and added magic to the song.”

The finished product shares the familiar aesthetic sensibility that defines Zack’s previous songs: an easygoing pop/R&B tune with soulful, slow-rock edge to it and infinitely catchy verses that build up and soar. 

“Hatdog is definitely one of the most ‘chill’ songs that I've released so far. It’s super laid back and just easy to listen to.”

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