Fast-rising EDM artist Jace Roque released his latest digital single “Forever” last March 27. It is his second this year following the success of the previous single “Day and Night,” which peaked at No. 8 on iTunes Philippines and became a fixture on Spotify playlists around the world.
This new song is special to Jace because it’s his first “Taglish” release. All his previous hits, including last year’s “Sober” and “Love” were in English. He decided to try something new and he’s very pleased with the result.
Forever is a multi-genre track blending dance, hip-hop, Latin, pop, R&B, and reggae into one cohesive sound. Nevertheless, it captures his brand as an artist; so far the most musically diverse of all his releases.
Lyrically, it talks about taking control of one’s destiny in terms of love, not leaving everything to chance.
“A lot of people believe that if it’s meant to be, it will be,” Jace noted. “But the truth is, you can’t just dream about forever. You’ve got to work hard to earn it.”
This technically-skilled music-maker was once in a relationship where he did everything in his power to make things work. Sadly, it still didn’t pan out.
“I really tried to make things work because that’s the kind of guy I am when I’m in a relationship. I don’t give up easily, and I always acknowledge my shortcomings and strive to be the best version of myself,” he related.
Jace has been in the industry for quite some time; one of the few independent artists making waves without the backing of a major record label or management team. It’s impressive that his songs have earned a grand total of 1.5 million total streams across all platforms. That number says a lot about a young man’s drive, as well as his versatility as he arranges, produces, and writes his own material.
He fought hard to see his previous singles gain traction and he’s ready to do it all over again with Forever. The song was included on Spotify Philippines’ New Music Friday playlist upon release.
Jace closed out, “Longevity is something that I’m working really hard to achieve. I’m now on my 12th year in the industry and all the hard work and perseverance I’ve put in is no joke. It can be tiring at times but I always remind myself why I want to pursue music in the first place. It’s because I want to express myself. I’ve always been a very artistic person and I don’t see myself doing anything else.”