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TJ Monterde talks about baby plans with wife KZ Tandingan: ‘Ang daming nagtatanong niyan’

‘Inday’ singer TJ Monterde shares discoveries about his wife KZ Tandingan after marriage.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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08/15/2021 07:37 PM
TJ Monterde talks about baby plans with wife KZ Tandingan: ‘Ang daming nagtatanong niyan’
Photo credit: @ tjmusicmonterde Instagram

With the simultaneous release of their singles ‘Dodong’ and ‘Inday’ this month, TJ Monterde said that the Bisaya compositions are very personal to him and wife KZ Tandingan.

“Itong ‘Dodong’ kasi lullaby niya ito sa akin so two years ko na itong pampatulog. Kasi voice note talag ito originally. Para pag hindi ako nakakatulog minsan I play this voice note na very specific kasi sa akin yung lyrics, very specific sa akin yung pagkakakanta niya and written as a lullaby talaga siya tpaos Bisaya siya tapos yun pa yung mother tongue namin, yun yung language namin. So eto ito yung favorite ko and right now sobrang happy ko na nasa Spotify na yung pinapakinggan ko sa voice note over the past two years,” he said.

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After getting married to KZ last year, TJ said he has learned a lot from his wife especially when it comes to their passion for music.

“Idol ko si KZ as an artist. Before ko pa siya nakilala idol ko na siya so isa yun na madali kasi kasi magaling siyang artist. Pero yung professionalism lumalabas pa rin. So it means minsan merong parang iba yung ideas namin so kailangan namin siya i-fix. Maraming bagay at natutunan ko most specially that my wife is the Asia’s Soul Supreme. Malaking bagay yun sa akin. At saka sobrang dami. I write songs but I really don’t consider myself much of a parang singer talaga yung musicality ko. Sakto lang yung chords ko, yung progressions ko, just enough to write the songs. So pag nagsulat ako, mas lyricist kasi ako. So pagdating sa mga runs, sa mga takbo ng mga notes nung song, malaking tulong ang nabibigay ni KZ sa akin lalo na ngayon na isang bahay na kami so pag meron akong naiisip, marami akong natututunan kay KZ lalo na sa loob ng marriage na ito,” he said.

READ: KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde get married in Batangas

The ‘Inday’ singer and songwriter revealed what kind of adjustments they had to make after marriage. “Mga minor things like si KZ pala super iyakin sa mga movies (laughs). yung mga ganung mga bagay na-di-discover namin sa isa’t isa. Pero it makes us appreciate each other more yung mga ganung mga simpleng bagay. Si KZ naman ang sarap niya kasama kasi. Akala ko dati pag kinasal na kami under one roof na kami, paano kaya itong adjustment namin? Parang ano kayang mangyayari? Isang bahay na kami. Pero na-realize ko ang sarap niya kasama tapos very maintindihin din, very maalaga, at meron akong mga songs na sinusulat ngayon and yung theme niya parang ganun. Gusto ko man isipin na ang dami ng adjustments kasi newly married kami. This month mag-wa-one year na kami. Naging smooth naman ang lahat. It’s not super smooth but it’s not hard to love you. Ang dali mong mahalin,” he shared. 

READ: TJ Monterde reveals pushing back wedding plans with KZ Tandingan

Even after being together for seven years, TJ shared that plans to grow their family will have to wait a while.

“Ang daming nagtatanong niyan. Kahit sa TikTok araw-araw nakukuha yung question na yan. Sa ngayon wala pa kasi sabi ko nga mag-a-anniversary kami this month pero hindi pa namin totally na-e-experience talaga kasi yung mag-ta-travel na kaming dalawa lang kasi kinasal kami sa pandemic so sa ngayon yung priority namin kami muna tapos kung maaari makapag-travel muna kami right after pag puwede na,” he added.

TJ Monterde’s “Inday” and KZ Tandingan’s ‘Dodong’  is now available on music streaming platforms.