“Kalangitan” means "Heavens" and is a suitable title for this track, as it will make you feel like you are floating above the clouds. A song serves its purpose if it invokes a feeling to the listener, whatever language it was written in. This track breaks that language barrier and gives you a very light vibe, one that washes away all your negative energy. Read through and I’ll explain why.
The song begins when the guitar plays a short progression that gives a hopeful vibe, which is solidified when the ambient synths come in and fill your ears. The distinct drum beat and basslines provide the perfect transition from one part to another, so you’re never lost. As soon as the first stanza starts and the singing begins, your body starts to adjust. You feel your heartbeat mellow down, as you sink into a sound mental state. The tempo and haunting melody of the song exudes a feeling of hope, and cradles your ears and emotions very well. By the time you reach the end of the song, everything feels different. It’s as if the song gave you the positives, and took all the negatives away. You’ll end up with a smile painted on your face, and probably finding that repeat button on Spotify.
Kalangitan is an indie-pop track, which is love and hope inspired. It is written in Tagalog and if I haven’t given you its meaning and inspiration, you’d still get the same vibe listening to it. It is a testament that Music breaks all barriers. The track is a love child of the Bulacan – based band Chiquerella – not a Filipino term, but a combination of Chique and Cinderella. Hey, it’s their band and they can call themselves whatever the hell they want. Chiquerella is Karlo, Van Jophy, Steven, Renz, and Chique. Show some love and give them a shout out on their socials!
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About the Curator - Nik Abat
Nik is an Engineer, an Indie Artist, and a Music Producer from the Philippines. He fell in love with Music when he learned how to play the guitar and started to write songs when he was 11. He sings and plays all the instruments on all the tracks he produces. His music revolves around the Alternative Rock genre (slightly favoring a more "movie soundtrack" vibe, with the occasional ambient sounds, synths, and screams/growls on the side), mixed with new elements as he loves to experiment with sound.
He wears a mask and never shows his face to his audience, as he believes that you need not a face to make a difference. He is an advocate of Indie Music, and constantly promotes Indie Artists in the Philippines. He is always down to collaborate, and can be reached via Spotify, Instagram, and Facebook.
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