The Clash alumni Psalms David and Jeniffer Maravilla are undoubtedly leaving their mark on the local music and entertainment industries. As they continue on their journey, their paths will inevitably cross, allowing them to impart knowledge to each other.
“Sobrang dami kong natutunan diyan kay Ate Jeniffer. First of all, pinakatumatak sa akin nung nakilala ko siya is very curious siya at hindi siya natatakot magtanong. That’s one thing na natutunan ko sa kaniya, na it’s okay to ask questions,” Psalms said during an online interview.
He added that being inquisitive also prompts initiative because it encourages people to learn new things by themselves.
Moreover, Psalms added that he also learned the value of friendship that goes beyond a simple relationship. In other words, he considers Jeniffer a sister more than a friend.
“Ang dami na naming napagdaanan. Nagsimula kami sa workshops, though di kami magkasabay ng seasons sa The Clash. Kung hindi dahil matanong si Ate Jeniffer, di kami magiging close,” he said.
Yet the one thing Psalms appreciates from their friendship is how it allows him to learn more about himself as an individual and an artist. He shared that throughout challenges, Jeniffer was a constant presence in his life. She would be the first to know and offer sound advice that the young singer takes to heart.
Now seeing the progress in their careers, Psalms can’t help but feel proud of Jeniffer and how she bloomed into a butterfly that belts out tunes or steals scenes.
On the other hand, Jeniffer admits that she would often ask Psalms what to do during their workshops. Although Psalms is focusing his time and energy on furthering his music career, Jeniffer attests that he’s also a talented actor.
Psalms has a new single, “Ride,” which he wrote himself during the pandemic. One of the reasons why he’s focusing on his music career is that he wants to establish himself as a good songwriter.
“The song is about ‘yung comfort na nabibigay ng road trips and stuff. ‘Pag pinakinggan n’yo ‘yung song na ‘to, masarap siyang pakinggan sa biyahe,” Psalms said. He added that his latest single draws inspiration from foreign artists like Troye Sivan and LANY. As Psalms progresses as a songwriter, he hopes to someday write for other artists, Jeniffer included.
In the meantime, Jeniffer also has a unique single titled “Alimuom.” Despite the title, a Filipino term for the vapor rising after the rain, Jeniffer describes it as an emotional piece that also resonates with hope.
“Ang pinakasimbolo sa akin ng alimuom kasi na despite all the hardships na ating pinagdaanan talaga, every time meron tayong pagkakataon. Every time were given the opportunity to rise again and begin a new chapter,” Jeniffer said.
She added that the song is among many others that GMA Playlist offered her. But with “Alimuom,” Jeniffer is happy to receive the creative freedom she needs as an artist and produce a new single according to her preference. The result is nothing short of relatable.