Loud, Proud, Ours: PhilPop Predix 2016
There’s a huge chance I’ll be heading to PhilPop finals night next week, LIVE! though nothing’s really final yet. Talk about sudden flip of events. But the usual butterflies in my stomach are already dancing in keyed up swells right now. Being a huge fan of the local music since time immemorial, this mere thought in mind brings this inevitable twitterpating lunacy out of my system, itching to first-person-ally experience such glorious musical event. As usual, I’m equipped with my ever-reliable musical taste, lol, thus this list – of entries which I think will most probably seal the deal come July 23rd.
Interpreter: Nyoy Volante
Writer: Jeroel Maranan
While the music video is a colossal disappointment to say the least, my faith for this entry is still solid rock, biases aside. The track, being a worship song as it is, boils down to being thankful for the gift of life, for the grace of the higher being – which is the song’s very strength – its very foundation being anchored to a solid inspiration. I may not be huge believer but I very well understand where this song is coming from.
Interpreter: The Juans
Writer: Johann Garcia
Interpreter: Acapellago feat. Jimmy Marquez
Writer: JC Jose
Interpreter: Banda ni Kleggy feat. Aikee
Writer: Aikee Aplacador
With the advent of jokes in the very recent past and even in current trends, it’s not really surprising to have -inspired songs going on some rounds these days. And in all fairness to “Pabili Po”, it’s enough-ly cohesive and heavily on point with respect to the kind of theme and direction the song tries to point towards to. It somehow crosses that thin fine line between being clever and being trying hard, weighing in to the former. It presents a good contrast of being a raw novelty hit yet at some point, is actually a serious one, a good source of moral lessons, even.
Interpreter: Bayang Barrios, Cooky Chua, and The Benjamins
Writer: Paolo and Miguel Guico
Loud, Proud, Ours: PhilPop Predix 2016 Reviewed by Oliver Salangad on 1:52 AM Rating: