Online sensation and “Tawag Ng Tanghalan” champ Myko Mañago takes pride in his latest digital single, “Tulad Niya,” a song written by Kiko Salazar and recorded just before the pandemic brought a lot of challenges.
The heartbreaking ballad, which tackles the heart’s difficulty dealing with moving on, is now released in digital stores and bound to capture the sentiments of the listening public relatively still locked down in their homes.
“It’s my dream to collaborate with Sir Kiko, my vocal teacher. When I first heard it, I felt really excited because it’s from him and I am sure people can easily relate to the lyrics,” expressed Myko who’s busy doing vlogs and honing further his singing craft at home.
The three-time champion from It’s Showtime’s high-rated talent competition previously released “Stuck” and “Mahal Kita (Kahit Mahal Mo Siya),” which was released last summer after several cities and provinces in the country were placed under community quarantine.
Kiko equally felt privileged because of the opportunity to work with Myko who used to vocal-demo for him. He expressed, “Myko is vocally gifted... range, control, emotions and tone. We have developed an easy working language in the studio even before, so working with him is always a breeze.”
With a musical vibe reminiscent of the impassioned recording gems of the ‘80s, “Tulad Niya” is poised to be a hit among listeners craving for new “hugot” songs in this new decade.
Myko hopes to soothe hearts with his newest offering. He sounded off his concern for people affected by the lockdown, like live band musicians who lost regular earnings. He has a long experience fronting for bar bands.
“As much as possible, hindi tayo dapat mawalan ng pag-asa kasi lilipas din ang problemang ito. You just have to surround yourself with the right people, like those expressing optimism on social media,” he related.
The golden voice from Cavite noted he’s fortunate to have the support of talent development company RJA Productions established by US-based Filipina Rosabella Jao-Arribas. Its presence gives him the much-needed morale boost to continue pursuing his passion for music.
The accomplished songwriter behind the instant classic “Akin Ka Na Lang” (sung by Morisette Amon) has deservingly given Myko his high appraisal, saying, “I knew he’s more than ready to have more singles of his own. It’s time for everyone to hear that beautiful voice. I was also excited to create that 80s retro vibe through his voice.”
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