Back by 9ine gets risky in love with “Hintay”

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Heartbreaking yet truly captivating!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi Back by 9ine, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

Back by 9ine is an Original Pilipino Music (OPM) alternative rock band from the south of Manila, Philippines under Ivory Music.

Started as a music project in 2015, they reconnected and decided to craft their music within the grand continuum of the Philippines’ OPM music, leading to the band’s official formation.

Start streaming “Hintay” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

Released on October 9, 2022. Hintay is a song for the imprisoned hearts waiting to be freed. A love that persists even though the timing is not right.

Photo by Karrotz Images

What is your vision for this song?

This song is an anthem for those in a secret love affair—the challenges of being in a forbidden love affair. It’s not wrong to love and be loved. But one should consider avoiding getting into messy relationships that involve infidelity. Be responsible for the consequences that this might bring to those involved.

What is your favorite part of the song?

The band fuses aspects of beautifully honest lyrics and finely shaped harmonies to create songs about the joy of being alive. Their lyrics flirt with the realities of life’s daily quotes and convey emotions through their music.

Ako ay maghihintay
Hanggang maging tama ang panahon
‘Pagkat mali pa ang ngayon
Kalilimutan ang nakaraan
Pakiusap lang

The process started with an acoustic guitar capturing the exact emotion of the song. The arrangements were done during studio recording sessions.

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