The official music video of James Reid's single "Soda" has hit 1 million views on YouTube.
The actor-singer, who recently celebrated his 28th birthday, shared the good news with his fans and followers on Instagram on Wednesday, May 12.
"SODA Music Video hit 1M views. Love you all!" he said.
He also announced that he will be releasing new music this coming Friday, May 14.
Directed by Judd Figuerres, the music video of "Soda" premiered on the YouTube channel of James' own record label Careless Music last March.
In a virtual conference for his song, James shared that he had the help of his former girlfriend and Careless artist Nadine Lustre in writing "Soda".
“I started this song myself. I produced it myself. I just started creating the beat… and then I wrote to the song and I had one of my producers, Isagani (Palabyab) help bring in some instrumentalists to bring it more of that live feel," he said.
“I [also] had help from Nadine and also Massiah, one of my other artists. They helped me with a couple of lines. Like Nadine wrote the line, ‘Don’t lose the stars in your eyes,’ which basically means don’t give up, don’t lose hope,' he added.
In "Soda," James said the message is "to have an open mind and learn to see the light in things."
"Learn to see your own darkness as a teacher, and just to be present enough to make the most out of life’s surprises," he said.
Aside from his upcoming single on Friday, James will also be releasing a new song in June, it was announced during the first online trade launch of Careless in March.
For her part, Nadine will be holding an online concert, titled Wildest Dreams, this month via Kumu.