Sezairi dominates streaming charts in Asia with global hit “It’s You”

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After going viral on TikTok and subsequently charting on Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart where it peaked at No. 17, Singapore-based singer-songwriter Sezairi is currently on the rise with the recent success of his single “ It’s You .” A rousing ballad that showcases the journey of putting one’s fears to rest when it comes to loving someone, “It’s You” is part of Sezairi’s recently released EP, Undertones . “I had a lot of things in mind when writing this song but I guess the underlying theme is love,” the chart-topping artist opens up about the inspiration behind the track. “It’s like going on this crazy journey just searching for ‘the one’ and then having a sudden realization, and disbelief even, that you already know who you were looking for and that they were always there and will always be there for you no matter what. It’s also a sort of ode, a thank you to that special someone in your life.” The song is steadily climbing on Spotify Philippines’ Top 100 charts, ranking at No.

Be a songwriter, join Philpop Taga-Alog Boot Camp

From all walks of life, no matter if you’re a student, working at your favorite jobs or just simply got the gift/talent in songwriting, you are what they’re cordially looking for Philpop, they have an intensive class led by no less than National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab. It aims to hone the songwriting and performance skills of aspiring music artists.
This workshop will be held nationwide offering scholarship programs to 20 outstanding singer-songwriters per cluster, while Taga-Alog 2019, Ilog Pasig:Sulong! Lusong! Is a creative campaign for the promotion of the Ilog Pasig as a space for cultural identity and collective memory.
Last September 9, 2019, we are cordially invited to attend Philpop Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp held at the PETA theater in Quezon City.  All participants had the unique experience of learning from some of the country’s renowned songwriters/composer/musician including Trina Belamide, Jungee Marcelo and Noel Cabangon.

They tackle different approaches to songwriting, the purpose of a song, the parameters and limitations like budget and resources, the length of work, approach to writing on how to begin on something. In addition to that, they also presented some songs in which they gave as an example on how to begin with instrumentation/genre, the structure rhythmic pattern. It also brings up on how to begin a concept of a song, message, and hook. The emotions and desired effect on listeners like the millenials as well as the Developing Melody that includes note progression, rhythm set-up and setting patterns, from their melodic motions such as contours, conjunct motions and disjunction motions etc.
The participants are also given a chance to give a melodic tune to a written lyrics which has no melodic treatment yet, as part of their activity in the Bootcamp. On the second day of the bootcamp, September 10, 2019, they are going to perform their original composed songs and from top 5 down to top 3 and we would like to congratulate them namely Suzanne Samson, Gerard de Leon and Rica Francisco, and Randy Pusing.

The Philpop Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp 2019, is now in their 2nd year through partnership with Smart, it is going to Bacolod this coming Sept. 23 to 26 and in Dagupan on Nov.18 to 22.

Text and Photos by Ronald Anthony Orda

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