“To be a successful singer,” is a dream that not everyone gets to realize. Not with Christi Fider.
At first glance, you may think she is just the average millennial whose main preoccupation is the latest fashion, trendy gadgets, and having all her YOLO moments enumerated and shared via her vlog. There is more to the pretty young Ms. Fider that meets the proverbial eye.
The AB History graduate from University of Sto. Thomas was exposed to different sounds and music growing up in a family whose love for anything and everything that has to do with music is deeply rooted. The early musical exposure, thanks to all the tapes and vinyl records played at home, watching concerts, and listening to the radio, made Christi realize that performing is what she loves and she thanks God for the gifted of a good singing voice.
“When I take my shower, usually I sing pop songs. I also like Broadway tunes as well. It depends on my mood, really. Sometimes I have the mood to like indie musicians, the type that ordinary people would not care to listen too, or something they are not familiar with. My music range is very wide. For now, I have a bit of struggle on what genre to specialize since it is dependent on my mood. If the song resonates with me, or I like the artists singing it, I’d probably sing it too,” the young chanteuse shares.
She loves the voice of Christina Aguilera, which she thinks is Aguilera’s strength. She also loves Britney Spears, the way she moves and carries herself. As a kid, she was partial to Sarah Geronimo. Now, she listens to Marion Aunor and Moira dela Torre.
On her debut single “Teka, Teka, Teka”, Christi shared that it was a song that instantly got her attention when offered to her.
“I really love the songs written by direk Joven Tan. I know that am quite biased if he’s the composer of a song. It has a good meaning and has good lyrics as well. What I noticed about today’s songs, the music is different. It is not lyrics-focused. Sometimes they give more emphasis to the sound. With the song ‘Teka, Teka,’ I felt that many people can relate to it,” she said.
Christi further said that she wants something pleasant to listen to because many people today are lonely and if they listened to her song, they would definitely feel a certain kind of joy.
“Even before the official release of the song, some people already used it for TikTok. Zeus Collins was the first one who made a TikTok for it. Of course, I was surprised when he used it because he is known for dancing. I didn’t imagine that ‘Teka Teka’ can be a dance tune, too. I was surprised when Zeus even choreographed a dance for it,” she shared.
This early, Christi is already surprised by the response to the song is getting. They found the song danceable and uplifting, and it gives a happy vibe.
“The bubbly pop version suits my personality. I want them to see me as someone vibrant and bubbly. I want to bring back the danceable tunes. I want to give the beat and groove back to the people. That is something that everyone needs right now. Times are hard and I hope that thru my song, I can help relieve the stress of others. Let us bring back the good times,” Christi related.
“Teka, Teka, Teka,” is written by Joven Tan and is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Youtube, and Deezer.