After working closely with Star Magic Records’s debut artist AC Bonifacio on her first ever single “Fool No Mo” earlier this year, music producer and songwriter Jonathan Manalo said she exceeded his expectations of her.
“Alam ko na very talented si AC pero after ng recording session, sobra akong impressed. I was blown away. Yung talent na meron si AC, nakaka-impress. She came prepared. Ako kasi ang lagi kong sinasabi sa mga singers that I work with, kasi napapansin ko kapag yung lyrics binabasa, medyo agad nailalagay yung right emotion dun sa song. She came prepared sobra. Kabisado niya yung lyrics, kabisado niya yung rap part that she wrote herself. And pati lahat ng harmonies, all the vocal layers, all the voices that you will hear sa final master ng recording, lahat yun AC’s voice so sobrang galing. Excited pa ako to work with her on future tracks and sobra akong impressed sa talent ni AC,” he said.
The veteran music producer, who has been working in the OPM industry for more than two decades and is known for songs like the original Pinoy Big Brother theme song “Pinoy Ako” sung by Orange and Lemons and the song “Patuloy Ang Pangarap” which was made popular by Angeline Quinto during her stint in the singing compeititon Star Power which she eventually won, shared why he believes AC was the best choice to be launched as the debut artist of Star Magic Records.
“Perfect talaga na si AC yung magiging debut artist ng Star Magic Records kasi she’s a total performer. She’s not just a dancer. Pag narinig niyo yung recording ni AC and I’m very excited na ma-release na siya. Pag narinig niyo, she’s a very, very talented singer. Makikita niyo yung character, the way she sings, the way she delivers the lyrics, napakahusay na bata. And ang gusto ko kay AC is she’s very talented. She’s not complacent. Sobra siyang passionate,” he explained.
The “Fool No Mo” composer also said he is hopeful for AC’s future in the industry as an artist not in the Philippines but globally as well.
“She’s out there to prove herself and makikita mo sa kanya yung tinatawag na gutom to prove the talent she has and gustong gusto ko yun when I work with artists na nakikita ko yung passion and the first, lahat yun na kay AC kaya sobra akong excited for her. And I know she’s ripe for international stardom,” he added.
AC Bonifacio’s debut single “Fool No Mo” under Star Magic Records is now available for streaming on all digital platforms worldwide. Composed by Jonathan Manalo and Trisha Denise in collaboration with AC Bonifacio.