Nicole Asensio new single “Love Me Or Don’t” drops Jan. 29

FILIPINO singer Nicole Laurel Asensio isn’t begging for anyone’s love in her new single “Love Me Or Don’t,” to be released January 29 on music streaming service Spotify. The song, said to be written in a span of 15 minutes according to a press release, details the feelings of a person who “has been hurt many times, smiled through it to put up a front and reached their breaking point” and eventually finds freedom to tell their lover that they don’t need them to feel complete.

Smart streams Korean music show M Countdown

LOCAL telecommunications company Smart is now streaming K-Pop chart show M Countdown since January 21 via The show airs live every Thursday at 5 p.m. with replays at 9 p.m. Smart subscribers will be able to enjoy special features such as multi-view experience, which allows them to watch the event through different angles, including angles locked on their favorite K-pop group member.

Paper Satellites launches new single

IN A SPAN of five years, Paper Satellites have been churning out tropical-infused indie rock songs that certainly had its rickety charms, most prominent of the bunch is “Golden Age” — a brash, unapologetic anthem that calls back to the days when Arctic Monkeys’ “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” and Twin Door Cinema Club’s “Tourist History” were the jam. Fast forward to 2021, the quartet  continues to ride the familiar train with a dancier, groovier approach. “Towns,” their latest single under Lilystars Records, balances pop’s pleasure principle with their penchant for guitar-driven hooks, synth-noodling pipes, and big, ecstatic choruses. “Sound-wise, we took inspiration from various guitar-based artists such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Two Door Cinema Club, and a bunch of other bands with ‘Club’ in their names,” says vocalist and guitarist Jyle Macalintal. “It was also inspired by the music one hears from small town festivals.” The song is now out in various music streaming platforms worldwide.

Netflix confirms second season of Bridgerton

AFTER a highly successful first season, Netflix announced the second season of Regency-era series Bridgerton with the new season focusing on the life of Lord Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey, the oldest of the brood. Based on the book series by American author Julia Quinn, the show is scheduled to enter production in the spring of 2021.

WeTV adds anime Demon Slayer to library

ANIME Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is now available for streaming on WeTV. Based on the Japanese manga series, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge, the show follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy whose life changes after a tragic event. All episodes of the series are now available on the streaming service. Monthly subscription to WeTV is at P59 while quarterly subscription is at P159, an annual subscription is at P599. The app is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store.