Ganid (Loonie)

Artist: Loonie featuring Ron Henley
Words and Music: Loonie / Ron Henley
Release: 2018
Tempo: 120 beats per minute
Key: Am
Details: Isa itong diss sa dating manager nila na si Josef Amarra. Hindi lang si Loonie ang gumawa nito pati rin si Abra sa kanta nila ni Shanti Dope na Apoy. Di ko alam ang nagyari sa Artifice o ang label na dinadala nila subalit ang mga naunang taon, maganda naman ang kinalabasan dahil nagkaroon naman talaga ng mga pag labas ang rapper na sila, Apekz, Ron Henley, Abra at Loonie sa mainstream. Pero siguro ganoon talaga at nalalaos o nawawala ang hype sa publiko kaya humihina ang guesting at medyo mararamdaman nila ang cut o percentage ng manager nila at maiisip nila na mas mabuting mag solo nalang sila dahil wala silang kahati.

Pero syempre hindi ko rin naman ililihis na baka nga naman malaki talagang kumuha to si Josef Amarra na hindi na naayon sa kinikita ng mga talent nya. Ganon pa man parehas naman nilang napakinabangan ang isat isa. At dahil nga sa pangyayari may bago tayong soundtrip.

Basta Loonie idol yan. Sarap pakinggan ng mga kanta nya. Iyon bang bitaw nya palang musika na. Tapos namnamin mo pa iyong mga lyrics ng kanta nya. Astig talaga tong rapper na to. Ok narin na hindi nya nag tunog Gloc-9 o iyon bang tungkol sa lipunan o nangyayari sa kasalukuyan. Dahil isa lang dapat ang maging Gloc-9 at para pumunta sa ganung serye ng pag rarap kailangan nya munang mag hintay mawala si G9 parang nanyari kay Francis M. Isa lang ang pwedeng maging master rapper, kaya nga si Andrew E iba ang tinahak.

Anyway lahat sila inspirasyon talaga sa rap genre, ibat-iba ang sinisimbolo nila at lahat ng iyon ay malulupit. Continue reading Ganid (Loonie)

Baam (Momoland)

Artist: Momoland
Words and Music:Bumi (범이), Nangi & Shinsadong Tiger
Album: Fun To The World
Release: 2018
Tempo: 125 beats per minute
Key: Fm
Details: This is the new song from Momoland that I get to know from my daughter. I remember when the first time watched it in Youtube, it has only 2 million views. Before this song released, she was a fan of Bbooom Bboooom. Gladly we have two songs now to listen from Momoland instead of 1 song all day long.

I don’t understand Korean dialect but it is obvious to see where is the verse, refrain and chorus since they are using same lyrics over and over.

Just like with the first few songs of Momoland, Baam has a very catchy melody which is easy for everyone to appreciate regardless of lyrics. There are also part of the song written in English. I remember, among the other K-pop group, Momoland is good in English I believe they can sing an English song but due to their love in their culture as Korean they rejected to do so.  Continue reading Baam (Momoland)

Respeto (Gracenote)

Artist: Gracenote
Words and Music: Gracenote
Album: Transparent
Release: 2016
Tempo: 68 beats per minute
Key: Db
Details: Matagal na tong kanta na ito, subalit nung mga nakaraang araw lang pumutok dahil sa video na nirelease nila sa Rappler at Wish 107.5.  Sa kabila ng pagigging simple ng kantang ito, hindi iyon ganoon kadali tugtugin dahil hindi parehas ang sukat ng mga chords bago mag palit.

Ganoon pa man, kailangan lang ng practice para sa timing dahil paulit-ulit parin naman ang chords na gagamitin. Pag dating naman sa chords, mejo nakakalangay ang paulit ulit na Gb at Bbm at Db. Kaya kung kaya mo naman abutin at mag adjust sa G-B-D o halfstep higher, mas madali kung dyan mo kukunin ang kanta. Continue reading Respeto (Gracenote)

There Is No One Like Our God (Lincoln Brewster)

Artist: Lincoln Brewster
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Guy Chislett, Matt Crocker
Album: The God of Impossible
Release: 2017
Tempo: 91 beats per minute
Key: D
Details: There is no one like our God and that is the fact. Is there anyone out there who can do what Jesus did? Sacrificing himself for the people who considered him as enemy but for him He called as brother, a son despite of him  being a God.

Lincoln Brewster sounds Chris Tomlin to me in writing song, he ensure that every word especially the chords would be easier for everyone to remember. So he used repeated lines with the main message of the song.  Continue reading There Is No One Like Our God (Lincoln Brewster)

I Just Need U (TobyMac)

Artist: TobyMac
Release: 2016
Tempo: 103 beats per minute
Key: Cm
Details: Who can say that in this kind of genre we can create a Christian Song or should I say a music piece that praise and worship God. They said that there is such Christian music in the world of music. We can only classify on what we believe Christian music is from the lyrics of a certain promoting.

So we can have a christian music in form of rap, rock, EDM, metal (which I not my taste actually) but as long as this promote worshiping God it can be consider as Christian music. In the end it is not the music that is important. God want us to worship Him in spirit and truth. Continue reading I Just Need U (TobyMac)

Grace Got You (MercyMe)

Artist: MercyMe
Words and Music:
Album: Lifer
Release: 2017
Tempo: 88 beats per minute
Key: D
Details: If you know that we have back up, I guess there should be nothing to worry about. And not only a mere back up but a Grace from God. His unmerited favor to all of us.

This world will hurt us and give us pain but the grace of God is still sufficient to all of us thus there is always a reason to go on. That is what this song want to remind us as Christian while still waiting for Jesus to come back. Continue reading Grace Got You (MercyMe)

In My Prison (IV of Spades)

Artist: IV of Spades
Words and Music: Zildian Benitez, Blaster Silonga, Badjao De Castro
Release: 2018
Tempo: 115 beats per minute
Key: F#m
Details: Eto iyong unang kantang ni release ng IV of Spades matapos ang pag alis ni Unique Salonga. Syempre gaya ng dati 70’s disco parin ang tema. Naging mas agresibo nga lang this time ng si Zild na ung nag vocals.

Napansin ko rin ng tulad ng hit nila na kantang, Mundo, sa F#m at Bm sila ulit kumuha ng chords para sa kantang ito. Siguro ganun ang tugtugna noong 70’s. May pagkakahawig din ito sa kanta nilang, Hey Barbara. Nagkaroon din mahabang guitar solo tulad ng sa Mundo at less naman sa bass tulad ng sa Hey Barbara.

Ang kantang ito ay malaking redemption mula sa kanila para sa mga fans na nag aakalang masisira ang hype sa pag kawala ng lead vocalist ng banda. Isa lamang itong patunay na patuloy sila sa pa mamayagpag at handang gumawa pa ng maraming kanta. Continue reading In My Prison (IV of Spades)

Closer Than You Know (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Guy Chislett, Matt Crocker
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 83 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: God really want to get closer to us, closer that we ever know that is why He sent Jesus Christ to be the bridge for us so we can go back closer again to him. What makes us stranger or far away from God is our sins. Remember when Adam and Eve had fallen in the garden of Eden. God looked for them as if He can’t see them. For God that is omnipresence there is no way we can hide to him but then in Genesis 3:9 “So the LORD God called out to the man, “Where are you?”” Continue reading Closer Than You Know (Hillsong)