Here comes the bribe

Every once in a while, a new song comes out deserving of recognition regardless of who sings it. This is what “Bribe My Heart” brings to the table, with its lush arrangement and emotive tenor singing carrying the track.

 The song, written and sung by one Jam Quijano, has the making of a hit in this age of song streaming and lyric video viewing. Listen to it as it is now available on digital stores beginning today.

Behind the debut single by singer-songwriter Jam Quijano is this stylish artwork that says a lot about his song's character.
 The plaintive opening offers a strong imagery that well introduces the mood of the track, especially with the words “I saw the colors fade from her face.”

 By the time the first chorus ends, it’s likely you’re already hooked. The words are honest poetry, passionately sung: “So go now it’s high time/ Draw the blinds and say goodbye/ I know now I can’t bribe my heart/ To fake something real and feel what I used to feel.”

“The song is based on my observation of people interacting with each other. It is about letting someone down as carefully as possible. It is a last act of kindness,” shared Quijano. 

 When one looks at the people behind the recording, one won’t be surprised why it caresses with a strong punch. Record producer is topnotch songwriter-frontman Ebe Dancel, while mixing and mastering were handled by the notable Dante Tanedo at Wild Grass Studios.

Released under Widescope Entertainment, the record was supervised by seasoned label executive Neil Gregorio, with backup musicians including famed session bass player Rommel Dela Cruz, guitarist John Apura, drummer Paolo Manuel, pianist Jesper Mercado, violinist Chino David, and cellist Ted Amper. Quijano played acoustic guitar himself. 

Widescope, a company established in 2004, started its operation as a music and entertainment label last August, with bossa nova queen Sitti leading its roster of acts, established and new.  

Not that much can be said about the singer-songwriter behind the track. Those who knew more about him have praised his ability to seamlessly meld his lyricism and melody-making to his tenor vocals as he writes songs in his own words “about life, tragedy, and everything in between.”      

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Topics: Jam Quijano , Bribe My Heart
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