After the hit song “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako,” Kapamilya singer KZ Tandingan is set to perform some of her new songs in her upcoming digital concert titled, One Music Presents KZ Tandingan: Soul Supremacy on Sunday, April 23, 6PM via www.onemusic.ph.
One of them is her composition titled, “Halik Na Lang.”
According to KZ, this song is special to her as she was undergoing something while she was writing it. In fact, when she heard the arrangement, she cried. “Hindi ko inakala na ‘yung sakit ‘nun kantang ‘yun, ti-triple pa pala ‘pag nagawa ‘yung areglo. ‘Yun ‘yung song na lalapatan ni Juan Miguel (Severo) ng (spoken word poetry).”
The singer elaborated on the story behind her work.
“Para kasing… Ang dating matamis na halik, ngayon halik na lang. Ang dating mahigpit na yakap, ngayo’y yakap na lang. Parang gano’n ‘yung linya, eh. Kasi di ba nga, first boyfriend ko ‘yung boyfriend ko ngayon. And I thought, bago ako pumasok sa relasyon, meron ka ng idea eh kung ano ‘yung relationship base sa mga nababasa mo, sa mga naririnig mo. Pero iba pala ‘pag ikaw na mismo ‘yung nandoon sa situation.”
“Tapos sobrang laking tulong na ‘yung boyfriend ko is a really good songwriter kasi ine-encourage niya rin ako if may gusto kang sabihin, pwede mong gawing kanta. Pwede mong isulat.”
KZ is currently in a relationship with singer-songwriter TJ Monterde.
“Sa two years and something months na namin magboyfriend-girlfriend, mas nag mature ako as a person. Mas marami akong bagay na natutunan na hindi pala ganito ‘yung love. Akala ko kasi ganito. Ganito pala siya. So lahat ng mga pinagdaanan ko na ‘yun, sinulat ko siya. But it’s all in the past now,” she said, adding that the song was also born out of others’ experiences, not just hers.
Aside from Juan Miguel, KZ’s concert guests will include Inigo Pascual, Gloc 9, Abra, and Sam Simpson. The said digital concert is for free.