She does not even fit the form of a reluctant chanteuse. The 20-year old Krissy showed up in a casual wardrobe that was mall-ready. She initially looked like she was in the mood for a shopping spree but when she started tackling the acoustic guitar and whimpered lyrical gems which she herself penned, the small air conditioned room transformed into a confessional box sans the priest and the guilt. It was more of a safe, comforting place that Krissy took some of her listeners to that evening.
She performed her first solo single "We Can't Be" which may not be a full departure from her previous musical tandem with her sibling, Ericka (of Krissy and Ericka fame), but the sound is truly hers. Her solo effort is aptly called Songs About You. It may refer to anybody's so-called almost-relationship or those who might have tried to work out a relationship with somebody but failed in the pursuit of something else. For the Music Business Management student of Meridian International (MINT), the album is a huge piece of her.
There is truly more to Krissy Villongco than heartbreaking songs about love. As a matter of fact, her only cheerful mid-tempo ditty called Weekend With You is the banner track in the shortlist of eight songs in the CD which ends with the hunting piano rendition of "12:51," a previous single she had with her equally talented sister. During the interview, she even recalled having learned how to play the guitar from Ericka. Little did she know that the talent for playing such instrument would lead to expressing herself in songs which managed to save her sanity one too many times after each so-called almost-relationship.
When asked who would she like to collaborate with songwriting-wise, she name-dropped local rapper and R&B sensation Quest without hesitation. She acknowledged how the latter was able to enlighten her in one of her emotional bouts with having a writer's block in one music camp she participated in. She was distraught on so many levels that she couldn't even express herself in a song. Surprisingly, the advice she got did not even evoke action. She was merely encouraged to immerse in the break she was having as she would need to be refreshed by God enough to come out of the "labryinth that most of her almost-guys called fun." That phrase, by the way, is from the track "The Game" which wreaks of lyrical and melodic poison, a fitting tribute to the actual emotion she felt when she wrote it during a necessary breakdown.
She ended the interview claiming that music heals her. It's her passion which is why she's where she is now -- her own place in the world.
Songs About You
She was merely encouraged to immerse in the break she was having as she would need to be refreshed by God enough to come out of the "labryinth that most of her almost-guys called fun."
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After the success of their first 2 singles from their album “Monodramatic”, Silent Sanctuary returns to their roots of bittersweet melodies with the release of their new single “Sa’Yo”. The 4-minute song, according to songwriter Sarkie Sarangay, was inspired by a friend’s story of being uncertain in this thing called love. It has two versions in the album, the full band and the orchestral version.
Read our interview below to know more about the new single and video:
Why did you choose this track as the second single?
“Aside from marami nang fans na nag re-request na i-release ‘to, gustong gusto rin talaga namin ‘tong “Sa’yo” and we’re really excited to be able to share this song to a wider audience now that the music video is also gonna be released.”
What is the story behind the song?
“Actually, yung “Sa’yo” hindi ko nagawa out of a personal experience. Naka-kwentuhan ko yung isa kong kaibigan tapos na-insipire ako sa story nya, kaya nagawa ko ‘to. Yung lyrics nya kasi parang conversation lang ng dalawang tao na may feelings sa isa’t-isa pero hindi pa talaga nagkakaintindihan kung gusto ba talaga nila maging sila.” – Sarkie