Tawag ng Tanghalan season 2 grand champion Janine Berdin narrates the story of a wallflower who acknowledges her self-professed mediocrity in “The Side Character,” her new single released under Star Music.
“It’s a song for all the people who feel like side characters,” Janine shared. “I chose to tell that story to cope with the pain, and I truly am sorry if you can relate.”
The brutally honest track was written and composed by Janine with Dominic Guyot, and underscores topics such as insecurity, self-doubt, and feeling unworthy. But the lasting message that Janine aims to propagate through the song is the eventual acceptance of one’s own flaws.
“Even though you feel like you’ve only been living on the sidelines your entire life, you matter. Your role is important. The story wouldn’t be complete without you," she reminded listeners.
In 2020, Janine released another self-penned song “Wala Ako N’yan.” Recently, she officially became a Star Magic artist after inking a contract with the talent management arm of ABS-CBN during Black Pen Day. She regularly appears in ASAP Natin ‘To alongside other New Gen Divas Elha Nympha, Sheena Belarmino, and Zephanie.
In this One Music PH exclusive, Janine Berdin breaks down "The Side Character“ line by line. Interview by Troy Lunar.
Find no fault in being “The Side Character” and stream Janine’s new single on Star Music’s YouTube channel and on various digital music services. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).