JM De Guzman's Cover Of Rivermaya's "214" Is Another Reason To Watch Alone/Together
"The world could die
And everything may lie
Still you shan't cry
'Cause time may pass
And everything won't last
But I'll be by your side..."
You can't possibly think of the iconic Rivermaya hit without singing along to the lyrics. (Whether you've done so out loud in the shower or silently in your head, we applaud you either way).
Popularized by one of the country's biggest rock bands over two decades ago, the enduring chart-topper has been given a new lease on life by actor and singer JM De Guzman for upcoming romantic drama, Alone/Together.
The film starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil is set to premier nationwide on February 13 in time for Valentine's Day, but those expecting a sugary sweet ending to a young adult-centric story are best warned; it's likely going to be a tear-jerker, and of the "hold the one you love close after you see this in theaters" variety.
Given everything we know about the movie's mystery plot (its teaser and trailer have given rise to a ton of theories ranging from lovelorn hallucinations to a supernatural romance), it does, indeed, make perfect sense to include a song that's either happy or sad, wounding or relieving, depending on one's relationship status at the moment.
After all, a memorable soundtrack has the potential to add layers of depth to an already great film, and we're sure that "214" will do its inclusion in Alone/Together justice.
It's also not the first time that JM de Guzman has worked with the film's director, Antoinette Jadaone, as he starred in That Thing Called Tadhana which bodes well for his participation; the 2014 movie was a massive success and one of Antoinette's greatest projects to date, so we're banking on their long-lasting professional relationship to bring out the best in JM, albeit in a different way this time around.
There's less than a week left before Alone/Together arrives in cinemas, so to get you in the mood, why not listen to JM's rendition of the OPM classic beforehand? Hit play, and enjoy!
Photos from @1migueldeguzman