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Soulful, orchestral and empowering!
Hi Christian, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
Hello! I’m Christian Palencia. My art consistently challenges social trends through research and surveys from my listeners. I tackle general themes like love, happiness, and unity to give them a fresh perspective through comprehensive songwriting. I have consistently released well-received songs here in Malaysia, and I want to spread my music to the rest of the world.
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Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Jigsaw, is a song that paints the image of a thousand jigsaw pieces coming together and ultimately falling apart. I was inspired by a failed relationship that I had gone through—where both parties worked exceptionally hard to create a strong relationship, only to step back and realize that the pieces that didn’t fit the wonderful picture were themselves.
What is your vision for this song?
I am challenging codependence with this tune.
The lesson here is to work best on yourself instead of focusing your entire life on a relationship and trust that within your autonomy. You will find someone to compliment your life instead of changing your jigsaw piece to suit somebody. I want more people to believe in themselves. When things don’t work out as planned, everything will be okay.
What is your favorite part of the song?
My favorite part is the imagery portrayed sonically. The orchestration represents the protagonist, and the electronic composition represents the other party. These two contrasting styles come together to form the perfect instrumental but ultimately falls apart in the bridge. I believe the imagery created by the contrasting styles represents the pieces of a jigsaw perfectly.
Anything else we should know about?
Our next single “Say Yes”, will be released on the 10th of March. Say Yes is an autumn-y pop anthem that is both introspective and danceable. The following singles: Great Things, Hook and Mandela will be scheduled throughout the year.