Filipinos are known worldwide to be musically gifted and talented— it’s been proven time and time again with the likes of Jake Zyrus, Arnel Pineda, Bruno Mars, Jessica Sanchez, among others, dominating the world stage.
Even now when there is a pandemic, OPM artists are still releasing new music that most young Filipinos grow to love, making way for new acts to get known on the music scene! (Read: LIST: Cool Christmas Gift Ideas for Music and Film Fanatics)
Read below as My Pope Philippines lists the newest and most trending songs by rising Filipino artists BEY, BGYO, and Lonerd & Mitch Galutera!
New Music Favorites: ‘Crash Landing’ by BEY
The song “Crash Landing” by new artist BEY is inspired by the phenomenal 2019 Korean drama Crash Landing On You starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin who play Captain Ri and Se-ri in the series, respectively. It talks about falling in love and being in a relationship that feels like a fantasy. (Read: What Types of Music Are on the Pope’s Playlist?)
“Should I still believe in Captain Ri? ‘Cause a guy like him is a fantasy. But I’m alright, ’cause I know I got mine,” the lyrics say. The beat is something you’d enjoy listening to when on a road trip with friends or lovers— plus, it also has a Korean version! A definite must-add to your playlist.
New Music Favorites: ‘The Light’ by BGYO
BGYO is a five-piece boy band that was just launched recently. They released their first single hours before their debut as a group! The group’s first single, “The Light,” is a Taglish danceable tune— similar to the beat of some K-pop boy group songs— which talks about being the change you wish to see in the world.
In the lyrics, BGYO says, “Kumapit ka lamang, at huwag na huwag kang bibitaw. Sa hamon ng buhay, paniniwala mo ang isigaw.” “The Light” is definitely a song for those who believe in the power of words and standing up for what is right.
New Music Favorites: ‘Padayon’ by Lonerd & Mitch Galutera
“Padayon” is a rap song by Lonerd and Mitch Galutera that talks about moving forward despite all of the obstacles life throws at you. Padayon, which means to move forward in Cebuano, is the perfect title for this inspiring song.
Despite its genre, this song is inspirational and will definitely encourage you to fight for your dreams despite challenging circumstances. “Salita Niya’y gamitin mong alas, higpitan ang tiwala sa taas… Malakas man ang hampas ng alon, tiwala sa Kaniya ika’y makakaahon,” Lonerd raps about trusting God.