Frankie Pangilinan aspires to change the perception of the Filipino audience that singing is only for "biriteras." She recently released a single titled “tyl," which charted on iTunes here in the Philippines and abroad.
“I’ve written songs that cater to a separate sound that perhaps Filipinos haven’t heard before. My voice is deeper than most women (to say the least), which I had to grow up and realize isn’t a characteristic that’s often associated with success or greatness to Filipino ears. I want to change that," she said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
She added that there are other musical styles and voices. Frankie wants to introduce it to the masses. “There’s a thing about birit and high notes that – while completely valid as a tier of talent I can only hope to reach – is a standard I wish to break through. There are thousands of kinds of voices. It’s time to hear them all,” she stated.
With a single released, Frankie hopes to create an album in the future with the team she has found.
“I was given the wonderful opportunity to finally work with a team of people who were kind enough to give me primary creative control... I’ve always been writing music, though I’m sure you know that I write nonstop and I always have. But I felt that with that writing came a certain degree of integrity, which I entirely intend to preserve. My music is honest. And it should be kept that way for always,” she stated.