Sunday, July 21, 2013

Philpop 2013: OPM not Dead.

Philpop Music Festival 2013 happened last July 20 and they have already unveiled the winners for the said competition. I was not able to watch it but thanks to Youtube, I have listened and watched the music video of the songs that were a part of the competition.

It was an event for songwriters who have not stopped composing and making good music to feed the soul of OPM.

The compositions that made to this year's list are:

1. Christian Bautista
"Araw, Ulap, Langit" by Marlon Barnuevo

2. Jose and Wally
"Askal" by Ganny Brown

3. Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos
"Dati" by Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana

4. Ney Dimaculangan
"Kung di man" by Johnoy Danao

5. Sitti and Julianne Tarroja
"Pansamantagal" by Jungee Marcelo

6. Joey Ayala and Gloc 9 feat Denise Barbacena
"Papel" by Joey Ayala

7. Kimpoy Feliciano
"Sana pinatay mo na lang ako" by Myrus Apacible

8. Karylle
"Sa'yo na lang ako" by Lara Maigue

9. Yael Yuzon of Spongecola
"Segundo" by Paul Armesin

10. Ace Libre from Never the Strangers
"Sometimes that happens" by Adrienne Sarmiento-Buenaventura and Antonio Regalado

11. Kean Cipriano and Banda ni Kleggy
"Space" by Raffy Calicdan

12. Six Part Invention
"Time Machine" by Kennard Faraon

And the grand winner that night was "Dati" performed by Sam and Tippy. The genre was pop, RNB and the voices of Sam and Tippy was really apt to the kind of music it offers. I actually like it.  I know that most may not like or appreciate it the first time they may hear it because for some, it may not be their everyday music or something that they will listen on the radio on and sing along with it. But I wonder what is really the 'tunog pinoy' that we are looking for? Is it the one we can sing and dance along with? Is it something that will make our head banging? Is it the one that we can relate to? Does it have to be narrational? Does it have to be deep? Do we like double meaning?

My hope and love for OPM has never gone. As a musiclover like me, I can say that the choices of music or genre has got wider, that's why we became vulnerable with the songs that we listen to or putting into our MP3's and iPod's. I wish that we open more avenue for OPM songwriters and artists to showcase their beautiful talents to the world.

Here are the three songs that caught me listening on loop mode.

Ako na lang sa'yo - Karylle

Song full of hope from someone who loves from a far wishing that she will belong to him. Karylle conveys the song very well and I could not stop myself imagining as she does in the video.

Dati - Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos

Groovy music. But listening to the lines will put you back to your childhood when you use enjoy those moments with the person special to you.

Pansamantagal - Sitti and Julianne

Great singers in one song!!! They are my idols!! Mixed of bosa, jazz and pop. I like the message and how they play the good music here.

But I have to commend Sir Joey Ayala with his composition. The song has a lot of messages. The title 'Papel' symbolized not only as paper but how are we going to take part as an individual. He never fails to amuse me with his rich words thru his songs. 

Papel - Joey Ayala and Gloc 9

Mabuhay ang OPM!

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