Philpop 2013 finalist: Kennard Faraon

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Kennard Faraon's Philpop 2013 entry is about wanting to change the past

KENNARD FARAON. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

MANILA, Philippines – Philpop 2013 is Kennard Faraon’s second time to submit an entry and become a finalist. 

He strays to pop from his original interest — rock — to compose his song. He experiments and feels his musical taste mature. He eventually realizes that pop music is the route he is meant to follow. 

“Time Machine gives voice to Faraon’s heartbreak over a fictional ex-girlfriend. In the song, he yearns for a time machine to change the past.

“Time Machine” is performed by Six Part Intervention. 

Video transcript:

Nag-start ako ng sa skateboarding and at the same time, siguro later, music. Kase skateboarding and music go hand in hand. Parehas silang nakakapagpa-relieve ng frustrations mo sa buhay. Ang tingin ko sa pop dati, nung high school pa ko, “What? Pop? I don’t like pop! Dito ako sa maingay.”

Gusto kong mag-mature sa music, so nag-start ako mag-experiment writing pop songs. Tapos, dun ko na-realize na, okay, I’m heading in the direction that I thought na hinding-hindi ako pupunta.

‘Yung entry ko ngayong year na ‘to na nakapasok sa top 12, ang title niya is “Time Machine.” About siya sa imaginary ex-girlfriend. Sobrang mahal ko siya kaso break na nga. Gusto ko ng time machine para bumalik sa nakalipas. Gusto kong magsulat ng about sa sobrang desperado nang pag-ibig.

I don’t know, I find sad songs more appealing.

Nang nakapasok ako sa Philpop last year, kasi yung friend ko tri-ny lang naming na, sa awa ni God, nakapasok pala kami parehas. Eye-opener yung pagka-pasok ko sa Philpop 2012 kasi nga dati I listen to a lot of foreign bands and no OPM.

Parang, nung nakapasok ako sa Philpop 2012, I started to like OPM more. Ngayong finalist ako ulit, ngayong 2013, same pa rin yung feeling ko. I just want to help uplift OPM.

Pwede namang manalo pero hindi ko na iniisip na mananalo ako. I just wanted to be in the circle na sa Philpop.

Watch and listen to the music video:


– With reports from Sai Villafuerte/Rappler.com


Here are the profiles of the Philpop 2013 finalists:


1. Ganny Brown
Song: “Askal”
Interpreted by: Jose and Wally


2. Joey Ayala
Song: “Papel”
Interpreted by: Joey Ayala, Gloc-9 featuring Denise Barbacena


3. Johnoy Danao
Song: “Kung ‘Di Man”
Interpreted by: Ney Dimaculangan


4. Jungee Marcelo
Song: “Pansamantagal”
Interpreted by: Sitti and Julianne Tarroja


5. Kennard Faraon
Song: “Time Machine”
Interpreted by: Six Part Invention


6. Lara Maigue
Song: “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Karylle


7. Marlon Barnuevo
Song: “Araw, Ulap, Langit”
Interpreted by: Christian Bautista

 


8. Myrus Apacible
Song: “Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Kimpoy Feliciano


9. Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura
Song: “Sometimes That Happens”
Interpreted by: Ace Libre of Never The Strangers


10. Paul Armesin
Song: “Segundo”
Interpreted by: Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola


11. Raffy Calicdan
Song: “Space”
Interpreted by: Kean Cipriano of Callalily and Kleggy of Banda Ni Kleggy


12. Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana
Song: “Dati”
Interpreted by: Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest

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