Why Philpop Is Worth the Wait After One-Year Hiatus

Anne Marielle Eugenio
PUBLISHED October 3, 2018 01:42 pm
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If you were one of those people who suffered from a Last Song Syndrome after watching Anne Curtis and Dingdong Dantes’ Sid & Aya (Not a Love Story), we can’t blame you. “‘Di Mauulit Muli” is indeed LSS worthy with its catchy tune and powerful message. This Itchyworms hit is only one of the many songs that Philippine Popular Music Festival or Philpop gave birth to. Every year, we look forward to the freshest tunes and new music brought about by Philpop.


In 2017, though, Philpop was MIA since they focused on organizing boot camps to help budding songwriters for their sixth year. But now it is back with new songs to offer! If you are finding reasons why you should fill in your playlist with Philpop 2018 entries, we could help you with that. Here's why:


Philpop lets young songwriters to showcase their talents.


Philpop allows songwriters, professional or amateur, to join as long as they are at least 16 years old. So it really lets the young and young-at-heart express themselves through music.


Fresh music, of course!


If you are looking for a new sound, then you are in luck. There are 30 song entries from different composers from all over the country, each with different genre and voice. Each one would suit a different taste.


It puts the spotlight on different Pinoy dialects.


Unlike the previous years, Philpop now shines light on songwriters from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao who submitted their compositions in their native tongue. Philpop is here to show that despite the diverse language of our country, music still has the power to unite each and every composer from different regions.


Philpop songs will hit you hard.


What is music if it doesn't relate to our emotions? Whether it is songs about unrequited crushes, social issues, or even (literal) debts, you will find your go-to jam in one of the Philpop 2018 entries.


The songwriters are guided by legendary composers.


Before the entries were chosen, they went under intense training under the guidance of Mr. C., Ryan Cayabyab, and Maestro Noel Cabangon themselves. The contestants were also given lead coaches, who were the winners of the previous Philpop competitions. Nothing but the best trainers to produce the best composers, right?


Here’s the Spotify playlist for all of the Philpop’s top 30 semi-finalists. Press play and indulge in Original Pilipino Music. Keep rocking!


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