While most western Christmas songs are jolly and bright, some Filipinos also take heed on sentimental songs reflecting the common Pinoy life that can be emotional most of the time.
These are what Barangay LS 97.1 disc jock Papa Obet’s songs are mostly about.
He is back with his latest single “Paano ang Pasko,” a longing Christmas song that reflects on the difficulty of celebrating the season without our loved ones. Under GMA Music, it is now available on digital platforms worldwide.
“It’s for people who need companionship this Christmas, especially those in faraway places. The song conveys the difficulty of celebrating Christmas without our loved ones. It’s the time of the year when we’re supposed to be surrounded by the people we love, but for some people, that’s not the case,” shares Papa Obet.
The song’s melody and lyrics will surely resonate with listeners especially those experiencing loss and longing.
“I believe that sad songs have a stronger impact. Music is more powerful when it evokes emotions. That’s why I created a sad Christmas song. For me, every time I hear a Christmas song. I am transported back to my childhood, when I was a kid with no problems, just receiving gifts, eating, and having fun. Christmas is so magical, I want to feel and relive that feeling. And that longing feeling is also what they will hear in this song,” adds Papa Obet.
Catch Papa Obet’s “Paano ang Pasko,” now available on digital platforms worldwide.