After he moved to the US, the former ‘Star in a Million Season 2’ contender Garth Garcia has not given up on his passion and that is singing. Recently, he just launched his latest single—‘Dahil sa ‘Yo yan’ via a music video on facebook.
“Dahil Sayo Yan”Performed by Garth GarciaFrom the album “Take Over”Digitally Distributed by Ivory Music & VideoMusic & Lyrics by Joel Mendoza & Garth GarciaMusical Arrangement- Teddy KatigbakMixed & Mastered- Vehnee Saturno at Vehnee Saturno Music CorporationBack up Vocals- Yosha HonasanVocal Supervision – Joel MendozaGuitars- Ardie de GuzmanSound Engineer- Cleng SaturnoMTVDirector – Alex UyExecutive Producers- Andy Cambas, Salvacion Balasico & Joanna BalasicoMakeup Artists- Geca Morales & Ksei BalasicoWardrobe- Kevin HermogenesCrew – Kristine BalasicoActors:Sisi GonzalesGeca MoralesKevin HermogenesDIGITAL LINKS/ DOWNLOAD ⬇️Spotify: http://hyperurl.co/GarthTakeOverSpotifyitunes: http://hyperurl.co/GarthTakeOveriTunesDeezer: http://hyperurl.co/GarthTakeOverDeezerAmazon: http://hyperurl.co/GarthTakeOverAmazonYoutube:https://youtu.be/jDNh6oLcKR0All Rights Reserved 2018 ©️
Posted by Garth Garcia on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The said single was written by Garcia himself and he collaborated with ‘Himig Handog’ finalist Joel Mendoza. It is part of his latest album ‘Take Over’ and his second single will be out on July 8.
“It was written in a matter of just 15 minutes. It’s inspired from my previous songs that usually has that ‘hugot’ (to draw or pull out from his heart or popularly known as one of the love songs).”
His type of songs didn’t just impress the local audience but he continued to amaze the US audience when he moved there in September 2017.
“Though, I’m not totally independent because I have a label for my digital distribution but as with my artistry I an independent on what material I would create or what song I would release. So it’s better because I can express more on what I really want to do.
“I’m still passionate of what I’m doing because I enjoyed and loved it. There are still people who support and patronize my music so I still keep going.”
His passion, dedication as well as his determination to make a name for himself paid-off when MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2014 held at MOA Arena presented him the Best New Artist recognition, beating more popular artists like Enrique Gil, Richard Yap, and G2B boys & Ron Henley.
In 2016, Garth brought home three medals when he competed at the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA).
In the original song or work category, he was named silver medalist (second overall) for his interpretation of a song ‘Write a Song’ from his self-titled album; while in the Broadway category, he also earned the silver medal (second overall) for the song ‘Empty Chairs and Empty Tables’ from ‘Les Miserables’; and for the gospel category, he got a bronze medal for his song interpretation of ‘Home’.
Recently, he was among the many Filipinos in the US who was recognized by Spotlight Awards, an award-giving body that seeks to recognize a carefully selected but diverse range of honorees and awardee who have displayed excellence in the fields of business, entertainment and community. He was given the award as Best R&B Artist.
He is glad that even if he has gone abroad, his passion and his efforts are not being set aside. The recognition, he just received, he described it as: “It is a validation of my music and my hard work.
“The fact that I am being recognized that means I am still on the right track.”
Being in the US as well, it gives him a new challenge, new market and new people to deal with. But so far the American audience is easier to please than the Filipinos back in his native land. He added that he enjoys performing for his fellow countrymen more as it feels like home.
“It’s a joy to perform for our ‘kababayans’ as I can perform my original Tagalog songs and you can talk to them in our own language.
“Performing for American audience though is also fun as they are very easy to please with, very appreciative and would tell you straight if you did a good job or not.”