MANILA, Philippines – Despite growing up in a family of musicians, Lara Maigue considers herself a “newbie” in songwriting.
It never entered her mind that she would be producing pop music, with the diverse classical influences in her family. As a musician, Maigue can sympathize with other artists through listening to their songs.
Whether it is through imparting pain or joy, Maigue hopes to move her audience the same way other artists have moved her.
“Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako” is performed by singer-actress Karylle.
I came from a family of musicians. My dad is a conductor-arranger. My brother, he’s a classical guitarist. My sister, she’s a dancer. And then my little sister, who’s 13 years old, she plays the clarinet and the piano. My mom’s a soprano.
I never thought the songs that I would produce would be Tagalog songs that are so pop. Not even classical, not jazz, but pop, OPM love songs. When I hear a song on the radio and I love it so much, I feel it, I feel that artist’s pain. So, I want to have that sort of impact with other people.
(Singing) Kung pwede lang naman, kung pwede lang pagbigyan pag-ibig ko sa ’yo. (Singing stops)
I wrote “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako.” It’s from a girl’s point of view. You’re so in love with this person. He knows you exist, but he doesn’t know you’re so crazy in love with him.
(Singing) Kung okay lang naman, pwede bang ikaw na lang ang bubuo sa buhay kong ito? (Singing stops)
When I found out I got in Philpop, I had to scream. So until now, I can’t believe it. I can’t believe I got in Philpop. I already feel like I’m already a winner because I’m such a newbie in songwriting.
(Singing) Kung pwede lang, ako na lang sa’yo. (Singing stops)
Watch and listen to the music video:
– With reports from Sai Villafuerte/Rappler.com
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