Nicole Laurel Asensio releases new single

SINGER Nicole Laurel Asensio is launching her first new single in a long time “Silong,” on Aug. 28 via Spotify. The song was one of 49 unfinished songs and poems that she had worked on years ago and found on an old hard drive last year. She decided to give the song another shot. She worked with Itchie Montilla, an ex member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, who gave lyrics to her melody. The song was recorded with Michael Alba on drums, Karel Honasan on Bass, Ira Cruz on guitar, Nikko Rivera on keys, Michael Guevarra on saxophone, Lester Sorilla on trumpet, Isla Antinero on trombone, Ted Amper on cello, and Jobri Cimafranca on violi, with vocals by Ms. Asensio.

Dominic Chin releases ‘Alone’

SINGAPORE POP ARTIST Dominic Chin has released “Alone,” the 6th single from his upcoming debut EP License To Cry, via Singapore indie label Umami Records. In this deeply personal song, the singer-songwriter lays bare his struggles with anxiety disorder. The singer clarifies that “Alone” is not a song meant to uplift anybody. “It’s a song to let people who struggle with anxiety issues like me to know that they are not alone, and that I too struggle with it on a day to day basis and I’m still here.” Chin’s debut EP License To Cry is scheduled for release on Oct. 9, followed by his debut show at the Esplanade Singapore on Dec. 26. Dominic Chin creates music with his distinct voice and a blend of electro-pop, soul and R&B, starting out by covering songs on YouTube in 2010. After the viral success of “You First Believed,” a tribute song he wrote for Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew in 2014, he  start writing more originals, releasing his first single “CLSE2U,”  followed by “Shy,” “ Here,” “Aware,” and “Better.” Hi songs have been featured on major Spotify editorial playlists including Electro Mix and Singapore’s Top Acts.

BTS releases new song ‘Dynamite’

IN ITS new single “Dynamite,” along with a music video, which comes only six months after the K-Pop group’s last album, BTS sings of joy and confidence, treasuring the little things in life that make life truly valuable and special. The song aims to bring a new surge of much-needed “energy” to reinvigorate the global community in the midst of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). Creative contributors to “Dynamite” include David Stewart and Jessica Agombar, known for “What A Man Gotta Do” by the Jonas Brothers and “I Love You’s” by Hailee Steinfeld. The disco pop track marks the superstar group’s first song to be released completely in English. The first TV performance premiere of “Dynamite” will be at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30.