UE Jam Sessions pay tribute to the frontliners with original song, “Lalaban Tayo”
by Inside Manila Team, July 08, 2020 2:37pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
UE Jam Sessions (UEJS), the premier music organization in the University of the East, released a tribute music video dedicated to the medical practitioners and front liners of the country, who are risking their lives amidst the pandemic crisis.
“Lalaban Tayo” was written by Jenny Legapi, arranged by Choi Felipe, and executive produced by Tommy Tanchanco. Featuring 34 singers and musicians from UEJS Manila and UE Caloocan, the collaborative effort was recorded and filmed during the lockdown period in the confines of their own homes. Despite the limited resources and massive challenges that the students have to go through in the recording process, they were able to improvise and produce a studio-recording quality of the uplifting pop-rock anthem that champions the daring and uncompromised sacrifices of our modern-day heroes. It’s their contribution to all the hard work that our medical, security and essential front-liners had to endure during these uncertain times.
“As we move forward in these trying times, we put our hopes in one another,” 12 Stone Records CEO Tommy Tanchanco shares. “Reshaping our lives this quarantine can never be easy for all of us, but still, let us not forget those people who risk their own lives on the front line and go beyond their call of duty.”
Its accompanying music video, which was edited by Cher Manulit, interspersed individual recordings from the participating student-musicians with inspiring clips showcasing the acts of kindness and compassion of our front liners, particularly those in the medical field.
“Lalaban Tayo (A Special Tribute To Frontliners)” is now released via 12 Stone Records.