The year 2020 just started which means despite differences on resolutions and goals, everyone is focused on achieving a common objective: start anew. As I leave 2019, here are my takes about movies screened in 2019.
As I have mentioned, we all want to start anew! And what better way to do this than by discovering new music that will accompany listeners to a journey of reflection, healing, and new beginnings.
Here are some of the freshest tunes to blast in welcoming the new year:
1. Zion PH x KZ Tandingan – “Bagong Yugto”
The new year often connotes a new chapter, a fresh start, and shying away from the pain of the past year by moving forward with life. But moving on from the hurt is not easy, and uncertainties abound especially with opening oneself to another person again. This is explored in KZ Tandingan and Zion’s collaboration “Bagong Yugto,” which despite voicing doubts on entering a new relationship, also hints that it may, indeed, work out just fine.
2. Leila Alcasid – “Better Weather”
Leila Alcasid’s chill new record is basically a love letter about meeting someone new who has made a positive impact in your life. Perfect for someone who needs to have faith again in the beauty of love, it expresses the fresh yet intense emotions of wanting to cherish a relationship that has just begun, but could also possibly last a lifetime.
3. JMKO – “Aahon”
This emotional ballad by emerging singer-songwriter JMKO will surely resonate with couples who have been separated by fate, since it talks about a person’s unrelenting desire to rise up and weather any challenge just to be reunited with a special someone. “Aahon” will also be used as the theme song of the Chinese drama “Story of Yanxi Palace,” which will soon be airing on ABS-CBN.
4. “Agsunta – Hayskul Hits”
Even though it’s inevitable to enter the new year with the urgency to forge ahead and leave terrible memories behind, it’s also important to preserve all the wonderful moments of life that are worth reminiscing. Agsunta’s nostalgia-filled track “Hayskul Hits” takes listeners back to their high school days, and talks about relatable topics such as forgotten friendships, classroom bullies, kikay classmates, and of course, undying first loves.