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Gigi De Lana Talks About Her New Single and Upcoming Projects

The breakthrough star is music’s newest pop rock diva, premiering her newest song at a global press conference

If you haven’t heard of Gigi De Lana just yet, you soon will.


Rising to fame after becoming a grand finalist on It’s Showtime’s “Tawag ng Tanghalan” in 2016, Gigi has since made a name for herself, becoming an internet sensation after doing the “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita” challenge. In June, she signed with Star Magic, joining other Rise Artists Studio talents like Jayda Avanzado, Zach Castañeda, Shanaia Gomez, JC Alcantara and more at the Black Pen Day event.


This breakthrough star is OPM’s newest pop rock diva, thanks to her newest song, “Sakalam.” The song’s title, which is “malakas” backwards, is a power rock ballad that follows the struggle that comes with letting go of someone. 


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Gigi with her band, The Gigi Vibes
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At yesterday’s global media presscon for Gigi and her new song, she said: “Habang kinakanta ko ’yung ‘Sakalam,’ nasasaktan ako. Nilalagay ko ’yung sarili ko sa song kasi gusto kong kantahin na punong-puno ng soul. Sobrang nakaka-relate kasi sa mga pinagdaanan ko rin sa buhay.”


“Sakalam” was performed with Gigi’s band, The Gigi Vibes, and was composed by Romeo with Erwin Lacsa. Jon Cruz, a member of The Gigi Vibes, did the arrangements, while ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo produced it. The music video for the song stars Gigi alongside Markus Paterson, and was directed by Chad Vidanes. 


If you can't get enough of Gigi's new song, don’t worry—she has more projects coming soon!


Some of Gigi’s upcoming projects include a new series called Hello, Heart, in which she will be paired up with Gerald Anderson, and an appearance on YouTube Music Night in December. 


Watch the music video of "Sakalam" below:


Lead photo from ABS-CBN Star Music

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