The first time your ears come in contact with the sound waves from Aly Remulla’s first single under O/CRecords Alon, you’ll be immediately be hit with calmness coming from the song’s simple and stripped structure, with only Aly’s airy vocals, her guitar, and some reverb, making for some soothing, beachside listening while you lie and watch among other things, the setting (or rising) sun and a bunch of people playing at the beach. You can add some beach dogs if you prefer.
This calmness however is accompanied by its main content, which is full of remorse. It’s basically about a relationship… that went south and by that we don’t mean anything involving beaches. It’s the story of someone wondering why the motions of the waves put them together, then drifted them apart, and whether there’s still a chance the waves will put them on the same course again, all the while being remorseful and regretful for all their shortcomings that inevitably lead them to being apart.
Ultimately, in the song’s conclusion, it seemed as if that they’ve chose to accept where the waves will carry their lives, even if it means not meeting each other ever again, as “Alon ng dagat ay hahampas na” is repeatedly uttered at the song’s remaining seconds and their lives continue to drift along with the waves.
Originally written by Cedric Manuel, with some edits by Rafael Reynante of One Music PH.
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