The country's Queen of R&B Kyla and certified songwriter-producer-hitmaker Kiko “KIKX” Salazar are set on pulling listeners to a soothing ‘90s R&B music throwback with their upcoming Star Music single “TLC,” dropping on music platforms this Friday (October 9).
The track, which professes affection for a special someone and voices anticipation for a more intimate relationship, carries a heavy R&B vibe so KIKX said it was only fitting that the Philippines’ Queen of R&B brought it to life.
“Nothing excites me more than working with someone I’ve looked up to since the beginning of my songwriting journey,” he shared, recalling how in 2008 he would pretend to write songs for Kyla. “A few years later, to my surprise, she recorded a few of those songs, and another year after, won my first Awit Awards with her,” he added. “So celebrating my ten years of music would not be complete without our R&B queen and now my dear friend, Kyla.”
Composer KIKX also refers to “TLC” as “the ultimate tribute to the ‘90s era” as it bears the influence of American artist Babyface, whom he credits as a great inspiration to him as a musician. Curiously, "TLC" is also the name of that influential 90's R & B pop group that brought hits such as "Waterfalls" and "No Scrubs".
It is also one of the songs under KIKX’s “After Dark ‘The Final Hour’” EP to celebrate his 10th year anniversary in the music industry. Sam Mangubat’s “Hindi Na Nga” and Lance Busa’s “Sa Aking Mundo” are also part of the project. Kixx is also known for hits such as "Akin Ka Na Lang" by Morisette and "Sa 'Yo" by Jeremy G., among others.
Meanwhile, Kyla just recently collaborated with her fellow female Southeast Asian artists for the inspirational single “HEAL” for the benefit of ABS-CBN’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig. She is also known for hits such as "Hanggang Ngayon", "On the Wings of Love", and "Only Gonna Love You", among many others.
Watch out for the release of “TLC” on digital streaming platforms this Friday (October 9)! For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph), and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).
For a sample of the song, you can check this out: https://www.facebook.com/starmusicph/videos/1096844230751364/