Philpop 2013 finalist: Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana
MANILA, Philippines - Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana want to prove that Original Pilipino Music (OPM) is not dead.
Theirs is a bond strengthened by a common devotion to music. While Lacsamana says she "can't live without music," Alfaro believes music "is an extension of one's soul."
Their song, "Dati," is a throwback to the good ol' days of a first romance and how, in many ways, some things never change.
"Dati" is performed by Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest.
I can’t live without music. Doon ko nalalabas kung sino ako, kung anong nararamdaman ko.
It’s the tool of the dreamers. Its like an extension of one’s soul.
Nung narinig ko kasi siya, parang sabi ko, “Hey, nice voice! I like your voice.” Sabi ko, “Good job,” sabi niya, “Thank you.”
Sabi ko, “Tell me something I don’t know.”
No! You said thank you! Nag-collaborate kami, then yun na, tuluy-tuloy na lahat.
The song that we wrote for Philpop is titled “Dati.” Basically it’s a throwback song. Reminiscing the things that you used to do with the old crush, first sweetheart. Just reminiscing the things that you used to do, and how it hasn’t changed up to now.
(Singing) Di ba’t ikaw nga yung reyna, at ako ang yong hari? Ako yung prinsesang sagip mo palagi. Ngunit ngayo’y marami nang nabago’t nangyari… (Singing stops)
Sumali kami sa Philpop kasi…
One million pesos eh.
O, yun! (laughs) Yun din, to tell everyone OPM is not dead.
If you belive your craft is good, it's not worth just shelving it in a box. You need to go out of the box.
(Singing) Gaya pa rin ng dararatda-dati, dararatda-dati, dararatda-dati, naglaya pa rin ang… (Singing stops)
Watch and listen to the music video:
- With reports from Pia Ranada/Rappler.com
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