Yesterday was another fun-filled adventure on Wander Jam with Migz, with special guest, our very own Maris Racal! The day's final destination was the El Calle Food and Music Hall, where our host Migz Haleco frequently performs.
It was a rainy afternoon when the team left in the Wander Van to pick up our special guest, so Migz decided to play one of his originals titled "If You Ever Love Me" to pass the time, right before Maris joined the fun.
As they made their way through traffic, Migz and Maris talked about the Stellar album launch and the journey leading to its release, and eventually landing the #1 spot on iTunes Philippines–a dream come true for the Stellar singer. Migz also asked how she balanced her schedule between school, acting, and her album. Maris admitted that it was a struggle, saying "Siguro tig-one hour lang ang tulog ko. Tapos nag-aaral ako sa tent." It looks like all the struggle really paid off, though!
The traffic was a blessing in disguise because that gave the pair plenty of time to talk about songwriting, and of course, to jam. The first song they started playing was Maris' most popular hit, "Ikaw Lang Sapat Na." We got to see another side to our Wander Jam host, as Migz ad libbed a little bit towards the end of the song to give it a special twist, much to Maris' amazement. They eventually got to talking about songwriting and their influences, which led them to jam to their favorite John Mayer hits like "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room," which Maris revealed was her 'broken-hearted' song.
When they finally arrived at the El Calle Food and Music Hall, they two shared more about both their experiences. Maris opened up about how she coped with the stress from work and being a celebrity. "Mahirap 'yong kapalit ng fame," Maris shared. "Ang ginagawa ko na lang, nag-dedetach ako from the internet or social media." The discussion then evolved from the beginning of Migz musical journey to funny moments while on the job, as well as what Maris is willing to do for a role.
Since they had the venue all to themselves, Migz got Maris to sing with him onstage for one last jam session, where they sang Yeng Constantino's classic hit "Hawak Kamay." But right before they ended the session, Migz made a final request: that they write a song together.
Curious about what they came up with? Watch the full episode of yesterday's Wander Jam with Migz below to find the end result:
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A Filipina born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Alyssa always has a story to tell. She is a writer by day, singer on occasion, ballerina by heart, and forever a musical theatre enthusiast. When she's not immersing herself in her Spotify playlists, you'll find her training to be a triathlete or being a full-time cool tita to her 7 nephews and nieces.