Sheryn Regis has released the official music video for her new single, "Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw."
The music video, which premiered on the official YouTube page of Star Music, is directed by Niq Ablao. It featured a cameo by actor Vin Abrenica.
Since it was uploaded, the more than five-minute video has garnered over 11,500 views.
It was just on Friday, September 24, when "Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw" became available for streaming on various digital music platforms.
The heavy ballad, which Sheryn herself wrote, is about one’s struggle to leave an abusive relationship.
“The song gives hope and courage to everyone who's been struggling and trying to escape an abusive relationship," said Sheryn. "There is still a chance to move away, to choose yourself, and to begin again."
According to the singer, "Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw" was originally written in English. It was reworked with Tagalog lyrics with the help of her manager Michiko Unso, and multi-awarded songwriter-producer Jonathan Manalo, who also produced the song.
"Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw" follows the release of “Tulad ng Dati,” which served as Sheryn's homecoming single after more than 10 years of being away from the Philippines.
Previously, Sheryn said it was her passion for singing, plus her love for the country, that pushed her to come home.
“Kaya nagustuhan ko ulit bumalik kasi ito 'yung nalalaman ko, ito lang talaga ang nasa puso kong hugot-hugot. Nasa puso ko talaga ang pagkanta at hindi ko siya maiwan-iwan,” she said.
Sheryn, who has a child named Sweetie, said that despite her simple and quiet life in the United States, she later realized that making music and performing for her fellow Filipinos is really what she wants to do in life.
“Nakakapagod pala kapag hindi ako nakakakanta dito sa Pilipinas. Akala ko okay do'n, nagko-concert ako dun. I teach. Pero iba pa rin 'yung magperform ka sa ating mga kababayan dito sa Pilipinas at mag-record ng mga singles ko,” she said.
“Ito talaga ang bumubuhay sa 'kin—ang pagkanta. Hindi lang financially, kung 'di spiritually, physically, lahat e. Ito 'yung buhay sa 'kin. Ito 'yung tubig sa buhay ko, ang pagkanta," she added.
This coming October, Sheryn will hold an online concert titled Love United. It will stream worldwide via KTX.ph.
The singer is scheduled to appear on The Music Room this coming October 26, which can be seen exclusively on One Music PH and Star Music’s YouTube channels.