"Pintig" is a Filipino translation of the word "Beat", which is the title of the song written by Divino Rivera - a fellow Pinoy Indie Artist. As a songwriter, Divino writes a lot about the value of life by trying to describe bits and pieces of it into something picturesque and hopeful. He describes his songwriting style as "inspirational" blended with an alternative indie-folk flavor.
The lines and words of this song were penned with a message that revolves around "Not giving up ". It was designed to be a poem entitled "Chapters", but ended up being a song with a rhythm similar to the human heartbeat - thus the title "Pintig".
Let's describe the song shall we?
WARNING: The song is catchy (Last Song Syndrome is to be expected). You may find yourself humming to the tune after a few plays.
Like any other Indie-folk song, the acoustic guitar in this track is the main instrument driving the melody. The tambourine, accordion, and the harmonica, gives the song a light vibe that would make your body sway. The kick drum glues everything together and provides an emphasis for an upbeat tempo, one that will make you unconsciously tap your feet. The bridge of this song is spoken word poetry, one of the elements I admire about this song. It is a rarity to hear such a style as it may make or break a song, but in this case this element worked really well and highlighted the intent of the song to be inspirational.
A human heart beats 60 times in a minute and if you listen closely, the song throbs to a certain degree. Don't take my word for it, you have to listen to the track to find out.
You can learn more about Divino Rivera here:
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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