"'Di Na Mag-Iisa" - Nobita
The exquisite production, the crisp acoustic guitars, the keyboard fluorishes, and the orchestral stuff midway prevent this song from becoming just another Falsettocore sweepstakes entry.
"11:59" is a forthright soul song that has KZ Tandingan's signature all over it. The track takes us through a journey of lovers trying to figure out what the next move is in their relationship, where one is seeking answers from the other. The vintage R&B James Bond-worthy sound is provided a contemporary kink to flawlessly deliver the track’s message. The incredible vocals KZ brings to this tune gives vivacity to each word sung, bringing the song to another level.
The music video frolics around the point of the track and the idea of time by illustratingly embodying it through a spherical set. As the arm of the clock moves, each sequence in the set transforms and everything done in one uninterrupted shot. The production team Zoopraxi seemlessly captured the song's message and together with KZ told a story in a unique and unocnventional manner.
This song's interest is mainly for you to go baile. The song hardly has any structure in a good way, just infectious steady reggaeton grooves and hooks all the way.
Like most of your lyrical stuff Mr. Tresfaye, this is pretty dope, but Dr. Jose Rizal beat you to this metaphor by about 125 years, hohoho!
"Wonderful Tonight" for the Tiktok generation.
The metaphor of being beside a cold phone at night and that S & R reference are pretty dope too.
"Heto Na Naman" - Christi Fider
This song was light as a feather until the spoken word parts jolted me back to consciousness.
But this song did bring me back to a dream state. Jesus Christ, why do these new songs have to come out on midnight...
"You'll have your me // Well, I hope for you // No matter what may come // We'll have our we and us..." This song is arguably the ultimate "I'm such a big Moira fan, my favorite Moira song is that one Moira song that those casual fans don't know..." Every great pop or rock artist has that song.
The Himig Handog 2018 champ returns with this well-crafted pop song. Plus points for that face-melting keyboard solo and that cool album cover.
This song is so distinctly Maymay that you'd be hard-pressed to think of any singer who would have been able to give the song the same feel.
Fitting that the lyrics revolve around ice cream references, as the delightful nature of ice cream does permeate in the musical arrangement and production.
DISCLOSURE: One Music PH is under the ABS-CBN Music ecosystem, and so do the new releases of KZ Tandingan and Maymay Entrata.