The real story behind Psalm Artango’s “The Protagonist”

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

I’m Psalm Artango, a singer-songwriter from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.

I’m a music lover since I was a kid. During my college days, I wrote a few songs. Luckily, I have a bunch of people who motivated me to pursue my passion for music. Later on, after graduating, I released my debut single, “The Protagonist,” and have been invited to perform my song sometimes. I also sing in open mics in my city surrounded by supportive artists who helped me build my confidence more in flexing my music.

Start streaming “The Protagonist” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

I was writing about a collective experience in my past relationships when I often times assumed that I was the one trying to save or fix someone when it was actually me who needed help thus the verse “I was the one who needed saving.”

What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?

As an artist, I hope that when people listen to this song, they will learn that no one owes us anything—not even closure.

We can only save ourselves from the pit of despair and sadness, hence not relying on anyone for help and growth.

What is your favorite part of this body of work?

Writing the melodies and making the harmonies was my favorite part as I was bringing life to the song that I imagined it to be.

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