Who doesn't remember Zack Tabudio performing "Sunday Morning" at The Voice Kids 2014 (Season 1)? The then 12-year old Zack held a guitar, kept his cool and played his own accompaniment. He played like a professional, impressing Coach Bamboo (Mañalac) so much, that Bamboo pressed the buzzer with the heel of his boot!
Zack, now 18, is living the dream of being a singer-songwriter and producer and is slowly but surely earning the respect of his peers in the music industry here and abroad.
His first single, “Stay Here,” was released in 2018 and was featured on several Spotify playlists, including “Men of OPM,” “Philippines Viral 50,” and “OPM Says Chillax. His subsequent single, “Mahal O Biro,” was again included in “Men of OPM” and “Pinoy Love Ballads” playlists. Zack premiered his first single of 2020, the chill-pop track “This Is Love,” in February.
Zack has also collaborated with several OPM artists, undertaking writer and producer roles. He’s most recently been credited in arranging and producing Carlo Aquino’s single “Balisong” and Sharlene San Pedro’s “Everything Will Be Alright” and “Pusong Naliligaw.”
His most recent achievement was being singled out and signed up by Island Records PH, part of the international Island Records label under Universal Music. He has released his first single, entitled, "“Nangangamba” under Island Records.
According Zack, he wrote the song a year ago, after a botched relationship with a girl. "I wrote down some lyrics about the things I was going through at the time. I was in a situation where I felt like someone I liked was playing too hard to get, and the song pretty much circles around that idea: that sometimes when we play too hard to get, we lose people who really love us or people who [turn out to] feel the same way.”
Watch Zack's new music video of "Nangangamba" on Vevo's YouTube channel here.