After first collaborating on their rendition of the song “Cruisin’” in 2015, Christian Bautista and Julie Anne San Jose reunite once again for their new track “Everybody Hurts” under Universal Records.
“Always a pleasure singing with Julie whether live or sa recording or to act with her or for any project, she always brings her A-game as well. Despite what’s happening, kailangan namin ni Julie magpatuloy na maglabas ng content, mag-create ng music to connect with people and inspire people. To simply, give a proof of life towards our music. So here it is,” Christian shared during their virtual presscon last January 19.
Featuring a theme of perseverance and positivity, Christian and Julie both believe that their song “Everybody Hurts” can provide listeners with a dose of inspiration and that much needed comfort that everyone who is feeling down or hurt needs at this time.
“I’m pretty sure that everybody can relate to it because lahat naman tayo may pinagdadaanan. It’s not always happy thoughts but of course, we acknowledge kung ano man yung mga hirap na pinagdadaanan natin or yung mga hardships at challenges. But we always try to find that silver lining that everything will be fine. We just can’t wait for you guys to hear the song. It’s very, very beautiful,” Julie admitted.
After recording the song together last year, Christian and Julie both said it was another enjoyable collaboration for them.
“I think Julie and I recorded this during the time we were doing Still, our musical TV series under Viu and sakto yung lyrics nung narinig namin. Parang sumakto rin sa panahon. I think it also is a song about friendship. It is also a song of encouragement and hope. Compared to our last duet ‘Cruisin’’ years ago, definitely mas mature ang atake namin dito sa song na ‘to,” Christian explained.
“Kasi we did ‘Cruisin’’ a long time ago for me because I was younger then. It was our first collaboration together and the song was one of the greatest hits of all time. And working with Christian has always been a pleasure. Kasi before pinapanuod ko lang si Christian pag performances niya. Tapos nakaka-duet ko na siya and then right now we have another song, we have another collaboration and it’s an amazing feeling to always perform with such a good friend of mine as well. He’s a mentor. I’ve always looked up to him and sobrang grabe, ang dami niyang baon. Ang dami niya laging kuwento and yung kung papaano siya as a person nag-re-reflect sa trabaho niya. And that’s one of the things that I really admire about Christian. It’s his professionalism and his wisdom. So itong song na ‘to, sobrang ganda kasi talaga ng kanta,” Julie added.
“Everybody Hurts” is available for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify and all digital platforms starting January 21, 2022 under Universal Records.