Rising Singer-Songwriter Syd Hartha Takes a Pro-Women Stand on New Single 'Ayaw'
by Inside Manila Team, July 09, 2019 12:46pm
Art by Dani Elevazo. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Philippines
Known for her intricate folk-pop sketches and disarming vocals, the 17-year-old syd hartha takes a step back from her confessional musings to affirm her stand against sexual harassment and abuse towards women in general.
The singer-songwriter breaks out the mold with the release of her new single entitled "ayaw." The empowering number, which syd hartha wrote as a reminder for people to respect boundaries, delivers an inspiring message that puts into light the importance of consent. Sexual harassment, as syd says, continues to be a prevalent issue not only Filipinos but also the rest of the world suffers from.
"I feel for the victims of catcalling and rape, and understand how hard it is to talk about their experience. As a musician who some people look up to, I know I have to use my voice [on] behalf of all the victims and survivors. This inspired me to write ayaw."
A well-conceived effort that embraces her newfound strength as a singer-songwriter, "ayaw" suggests lyrical confidence and maturity that's beyond her age. Production-wise, it's her most sonically adventurous release to date: an excursion to a more bluesy territory, a more organic vibe that gives her personality the spunk and edges it needs.
"ayaw" is syd hartha's third single, and her first official release under Sony Music Philippines. It is is now available on streaming and download platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes store, and Deezer via Sony Music Philippines.
This article was created based on a press release by Sony Music Philippines.