What happens when you put a Pinoy rock icon, a powerhouse vocalist, and one of the most respected rappers in the local hip-hop scene in one recording studio? You create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. And that’s exactly what happened at 7K Sounds when they brought together The Dawn, Sheryn Regis, and ThirdFlo to collaborate on “Posporo,” a beautiful song written by Adrian Crisanto.
“Posporo,” in essence, is a message of hope, strength, and courage, urging the listener not to give up their dreams and to believe that things will get better as long as they keep going. This is especially expressed in the chorus:
“Kahit ano pa ang sabihin nila, hinding-hindi ka na maaapula // Ang apoy na nasa puso mo, nagmula sa isang posporo // Maliit man ang ‘yong nasimulan, magliliyab din ang ‘yong nasindihan // Ang apoy na nasa puso mo, nagmula sa isang posporo.”
The song was originally discovered by The Dawn’s lead guitarist and 7K Sounds’ A&R/Music Head Sancho Sanchez, during a songwriting festival back in 2016. The song left such a good impression on him that he had been looking for an opportunity to re-record it since then. So when the possibility of a duet between Jett Pangan of The Dawn and the returning Crystal Voice of Asia, Sheryn Regis, came about, Sancho proposed that they use “Posporo.”Upon listening to the track, the power of the song gave Jett the idea to include The Dawn as a whole.
Though “Posporo” would have already created a strong impact with just The Dawn and Sheryn involved, they agreed that including one more artist would help the song’s message reach more people. That is why the inclusion of ThirdFlo was a natural choice, as he has become one of the biggest voices in this generation of Pinoy hip-hop.
With The Dawn’s distinct musicality, Sheryn’s booming vocals, and ThirdFlo’s inspiring lyrics, “Posporo” brings together the best of Pinoy rock, pop, and hip-hop into an anthem of hope for all Filipinos. It is a promise that we will rise up together after all the hardship is over.
“Posporo,” written by Adrian Crisanto, with rap lyrics by ThirdFlo, and produced by Chino David of Hale alongside 7K Sounds is now available on all digital streaming platforms.