THAI-ITALIAN singer-songwriter Valentina Ploy breaks down walls between herself and listeners in “Berlin,” her second single with Warner Music Asia. The track expresses the frustration of being with someone who puts up walls. The song is co-written with Richard Craker. Warner Music Asia announced on April 21 that it had formed a strategic alliance with Thai independent record company What the Duck by signing Valentina Ploy, one of its singer-songwriters. This deal will see Warner Music Asia add the established Bangkok-based star to its roster of singers and will serve to support the What the Duck label. “Berlin” is available on all music streaming platforms (https://valentinaploy.lnk.to/berlin).
Andrea Brillantes is the new Infinix ambassador
AFTER making a name for herself in the local gaming industry as a streamer, actress Andrea Brillantes is partnering with Infinix to showcase the smooth game play of the Infinix NOTE 12. The phone’s Helio G96 Ultra Gaming Processor allows commands to be instantly in sync; its Super Light AMOLED Screen also makes sure that each game is in high definition with optimized color contrast, calibration, and resolution. Aside from its high-performance processor, it can also expand its memory from 8GB to 13GB by integrating RAM and ROM. This provides extra speed when it comes to multitasking on the phone. Its rear camera has a 50MP main camera. The rear camera also provides different lenses, including an ultra-wide-angle lens and a depth lens for more artistic photography goals. There are also different settings such as Professional Night Scene Photography mode and Professional Portrait Mode. The Infinix NOTE 12 is available at Infinix Stores Nationwide and at Shopee. For more information, visit infinixmobility.com and Infinix’ Facebook Page.
KZ Tandingan collaborates with int’l producers
FILIPINO POP/R&B artist KZ Tandingan teams up with international producers GATTÜSO and Frogmonster on the clubby electronic anthem “Somebody Like You” via Liquid State and Sony Music. The team pushes the boundaries of dance music with a global collaboration that features two versions: one in English and another one in Mandarin. With collaborations under his belt with the likes of R3HAB, Steve Aoki, and Nicky Romero, GATTÜSO has made a name for himself as one of the foremost electronic producers based out of the United States in the last few years. Meanwhile, KZ Tandingan delivers indelibly catchy music that has spanned pop, jazz, folk, and R&B, and with this latest release, now adds the dance genre and another new language to her music catalog. Chinese duo Frogmonster made their name in China with the hit record “Remember Our Summer” (with over 1.4 billion streams in China), and continues to build their name as one of the most exciting progressive house duos across Asia. “Somebody Like You” is available on all digital streaming platforms.
Maluma releases new album
GLOBAL LATIN music idol Maluma has just released his new album, The Love & Sex Tape. The new album has a more urban, street, and explicit sound. Its production permeates with urban and dembow sound and tracks underscoring love, heartbreak, lust, and passion. Maluma said in a statement: “The Love & Sex Tape represents my duality and a 2022 version of my original sound.” The new album includes eight tracks, of which three were recently released singles: “Cositas de la USA,” “Mojando Asientos” with Feid, and focus track “Nos Comemos Vivos” with Chencho Corleone. Other collaborations on the album are “Sexo Sin Título” with Jay Wheeler and Lenny Tavarez, and “Tsunami” featuring Arcangel and De La Ghetto. The Love & Sex Tape is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
New singer-songwriter raven releases single
AFTER RACKING up more than 10 million streams with his debut EP Lika Na, singer-songwriter/producer ravenreimagines traditional harana with a modern twist on his new single “Hara.” Bringing the distinct practice of Pinoy-style courtship to a new audience, raven serenades the object of his affection with lyrics that showcase his sincere intentions. “I want to maintain the ‘harana’ feel by putting laid-back guitar sounds to the forefront, while subtly incorporating drums, percussions, trumpets, and modern rap lines into the mix,” raven said in a statement. “Like in my last album, the song was just recorded in my bedroom. As always, I have to wait for the household and neighbors to quiet down before I can start working.” “Hara” is available on all digital music platforms via Sony Music Philippines.
Ben&Ben headlines Apple Music campaign
SMART’s latest campaign features Ben&Ben as the group headlines Apple Music’s Spatial Audio which allows subscribers to listen in surround sound with the use of compatible headphones and earphones. The service delivers an out-of-this-world listening experience apart from the Lossless Audio feature that upgrades the listening experience. Apple Music now boasts a library of over 90 million songs from every genre, all in high-quality Lossless Audio. Smart subscribers can avail of a six-month trial subscription to Apple Music. Users can download the GigaLife App and activate the Apple Music offer on the app’s home screen. Once successfully signed up for an Apple Music account, subscribers can use it on all their devices. Watch the campaign at www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HIpvJlf1XU