Hello my DandeLians,
The first original I ever wrote is now out on Spotify! I remember writing this on the upright piano in our living room. I came up with the piano riff first and I had made Sir Jonathan listen to it during one of our rehearsals for an event. He told me it was a nice riff and I should continue writing it.
I spent around a month making this song. I was scratching out the lyrics trying to feel which lines best articulated how I felt at the time. I don't typically write in Filipino. I'm honestly more comfortable writing in English (I think in English too). But this felt like a Filipino song.
I've attached a photo of the original lyrics so you can see my chicken scratches.
I can't begin to explain the kind of fear, doubt, and anxiety I was feeling at the time also. I was just starting out in the music industry and I was unsure whether I really wanted to pursue this path. I didn't feel like I fit in. I was still working at an advertising agency at the time (balancing the two). I didn't know how everything would turn out. I wanted some sort of clarity and certainty for what was (and is) going to be an uncertain path. But I just had to trust that everything was going to work out the way it's supposed to work out.
I hope that whatever you are going through, you find the courage to take those first steps towards what you want to do. It may or may not work out but in the end, you won't regret having had tried.
You can listen to Unang Hakbang here:
The lyric video on Youtube: