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by GERYL LIPAT
Groovy, empowering and truly sensational!
Filipino actress, host, vlogger and singer-songwriter, Maris Racal, serves us with a fun and colorful music video for her single “Pumila Ka“.
“Nakikiusap sa mga nakikiuso, pwede kang mangarap. Lagi mo lamang tandaan, wala kang dapat tatapakan..“
English translation: “I am begging, all those riding the bandwagon, you are allowed to dream, just always remember that you shouldn’t bring anyone down..”
Watch the Official Music Video here:
“I wanted to write a really relatable song and I was thinking of everyday expressions that I could build a song around,” Maris shared in a statement. “The inspiration for this song is the Filipino expression, Pumila Ka, usually endearingly delivered among friends when competing for a crush. I asked Rico Blanco for a dance beat, and so he quickly did a dancehall beat and within seconds, I was singing the chorus.”
“Pumila Ka” is a dance-inspired electro-pop song about not taking shortcuts in achieving your goals in life. It takes all the time and hardships to get there!
The track also features fellow Filipino singer-rapper Raven, who wrote the lyrics with Maris, and production and arrangements from Rico Blanco, who wrote the music with the Filipina singer as well.
⭐️ TRIVIA ⭐️
Start Streaming “Pumila Ka” right here:
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