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Hi Hunyo, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
HUNYO (Jhun Cruzado) is an independent solo singer-songwriter…
visual artist & graphic designer from Marinduque & now living in Marikina City. He started writing his original songs in 2009 when he became part of a performing arts group (TUP Artists Society) in college. Most of his songs are about Love, Hope & Life. His musical influences are the OPM Alternative Rock Bands/Artists from the 90s & early 2000s such as Rivermaya, Sugarfree, Spongecola, and many more.
He started playing his original songs in live gigs in 2019…
when he became part of Songwriter’s Philippines: Songwriter’s Night, Songwriter’s Society Philippines & Songwriter’s Library Indie Music. He also performed as a duo with Paulyne Uyan & formed a band in late 2021 which consisted of Rhocky Mariano on bass, Harry Sanvictores on drums & Kim Silorio on lead guitar.
He has independently released 4 singles: SUGAL, ALAM KO NA, LQ featuring Paulyne Uyan & SHOW ME YOUR SMILE which is available on all digital music stream platforms. HUNYO appeared on PTV4 Sundown, NET25 Enjoy Music Beyond Crisis, and on Its Showtime Online U, to name a few. His songs are also played on Jam 88.3, Monster RX93.1, Rakista Radio, MAGIC 92.3 FM – Cebu, etc.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Released on August 25, 2022. This song was inspired by my personal experience as a commuter knowing that public transportation is a big challenge here in the Philippines.
I created a story of a person stuck in a helpless situation who’s in need of coming home because his loved one is dying.
Start streaming “Biyahe” right here:
What is your vision for this project?
As an artist, I want to give a new music flavor to this new release. I also want to tell one of the thousand stories of being a commuter.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
My favorite part of this song is the Pre-Chorus & Chorus which is:
Huwag kang bibitiw,
Huwag kang bibitiw,
Pwede bang mamaya o bukas na?
‘Di ko pa makakaya,
Teka, teka, teka muna,
Baka sakaling mag-iba,
Baka bukas ok ka na.
Those lines are like a prayer of the character speaking in this song. He’s hoping that he could come home and that she’s still alive & asking for a miracle hoping that tomorrow when he wakes up everything, will be fine.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? Upcoming events?
My 5th Single “BIYAHE” will be available on all digital music platforms on August 25, 2022. I will be also playing with my band on the NewVibe PH Artist Launch on September 17, 2022, LIVE at Social House, Circuit Makati.
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