Poy Labartinos breaks our hearts with “Awit Na Lang”

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Heartbreaking yet totally hopeful!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi Poy, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

I’m Poy Labartinos. Singer-Songwriter from Antipolo City.

My music is influenced by Gary Granada, Ebe Dancel , Johnoy Danao, Rico Blanco, Silent Sanctuary, Rommel Guevara and Elmer Magpantay.

I started writing Gospel songs wayback 2013 and got involved with United Christian Artists of the Philippines, which helped me to record and release some of my original compositions with my former band, TITUS.

Start streaming “Awit Na Lang” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

In 2018, I decided to pursue my passion for music and songwriting.

I became a part-time busker, I also started joining some songwriting contests and open mic sessions. At present, I continue creating songs while busy with my job as a public school teacher.

Most of my songs have themes for break-ups, but I also write some genre: gospel, political, inspirational and novelty.

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

This song is inspired by a real life experience.

Released on December 4, 2022. I wrote it for my my ex-girlfriend. We were together for 7 years. Planned of getting married but ended up separating ways due to some unwanted circumstances. I got depressed and felt like I needed an outlet to release my agony. That’s why I decided to write this song, it’s sad but It’s a kind of therapy for me…I was able to bring myself to life and move on.

What is your vision for this song?

Sometimes broken roads will lead us to our real destination.

My vision for this project is to touch the listeners heart and make them feel the vibe of the song. I just want to tell a story in song. Sometimes the person we truly loved is just meant to be part of our past. Be sad if you want to and cry loud, but life doesn’t have to end there.

What is your favorite part of this body of work?

My favorite part of this song is the chorus and bridge part. The lyrics are so real for me. It’s sad yet brings comfort because I felt like I was able to say what I really wanted to say to her.

Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? 

I’m planning to release another sad song vibe.

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