Nicole Laurel Asensio teams up with Bieber’s producer
AWARD-winning Filipino singer-songwriter Nicole Laurel Asensio will release a brand new single entitled “See Through” under Warner Music Philippines on Mar. 19. While many people hunkered down in 2020, Ms. Asensio has been busy: she released four singles in six months, four music videos, a merchandise line, and has held over 20 online concerts, fundraisers and hosting events. She also released 20 online music videos under a YouTube series called Quarantines. On TV, she appeared in a drama series called Afterlife alongside Eula Valdez and Jett Pangan. Fully self-managed, Ms. Asensio handles outsourcing all her suppliers, logistics and other production details. The genesis of her latest single, “See Through,” came through Instagram, when she saw a comment on one of her posts from record producer Blue Hamilton — a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum American record producer and songwriter with production credits for Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke, and co-songwriter of Diane Warren. Conversations followed that led to a collaboration. After submitting a handful of demo lyrics and melodies, Mr. Hamilton settled on “See Through.” The song will be out on Spotify and Apple Music on Mar. 19. The accompanying music video will be launched on Facebook live and her Youtube Channel (Nicole Asensio) on Mar. 23.
Blahza releases single ‘Scared of Heights’
HIP-HOP artist Blahza has released his new single “Scared of Heights” under Umami Records. The rapper/producer said “Scared of Heights” is a personal anecdote of him being infatuated with someone in his teenage years. The song dives deep into themes of romantic nostalgia and pandemic anxiety. “Scared of Heights” is available on all digital and streaming platforms worldwide.
Autotelic releases single ‘Kwentuhan’
PINOY indie-alternative rock band Autotelic dropped their new single “Kwentuhan,” a song about human connection and what it means to convey your thoughts freely, outside of expectations. Although the song was written in early 2019, its meaning is even more relevant in recent times. The band deviates from its usual synth-heavy dance pop-rock sound and takes a slight turn to guitar-driven alternative rock. Rather than a “change of sound,” the band considers this shift as an expansion of its music. The song is available on Spotify and YouTube Music.
New series Overserved on Hayu
Step into a world where life is equal parts diamonds and rosé in the brand-new series, Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump, available to stream and download on hayu from Mar. 19. In each half-hour episode, Ms. Vanderpump invites viewers to her extravagant garden at Villa Rosa for an al fresco evening as she hosts two to three celebrity guests for a night full of cocktails, games, and feasts crafted entirely by Ms. Vanderpump herself. Celebrity guests this season include Anna Camp, Cheryl Burke, Cheryl Hines, Gabriel Iglesias, Iggy Azalea, Jaleel White, James Kennedy, Jeannie Mai, Jeff Lewis, Jim Jeffries, Joel McHale, Kym Whitley, Lala Kent, Lance Bass, Loni Love, Margaret Cho, Mario Lopez, Meagan Good, Sheryl Underwood, Steve-O, Dr. Terry Dubrow and Heather Dubrow, Tori Spelling, Trixie Mattel, and Vivica A. Fox. From NBCUniversal, hayu is the first all-reality subscription video-on-demand service available on a full array of devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, and connected TVs) at www.hayu.com.
BTS demonstrates 8K Video Snap
CRAFTED to help users make their epic moments, the Galaxy S21 Series 5G is Samsung’s most advanced smartphone yet. Among its many features is the 8K Video Snap allowing creators to take high-quality photos while recording in 8K video. 8K Video Snap allows users to scrub the timeline of their video, find the right moment, and snap the frame to produce a 33MP photo. Samsung released short films featuring global music sensation, BTS, to demonstrate how the 8K Video Snap works: Galaxy x BTS: Galaxy S21 Ultra 8K Video Snap and Galaxy S21 | S21+ 5G: 8K Video Snap. For more information about Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, visit samsung.com/ph.