DABAWENYO singer-songwriter Maric Gavino released on May 18, 2019 his sophomore single entitled Kapoy, a Bisaya song on tiring arguments and small misunderstandings by lovers.
The second single – released after more than a year since he launched his debut song (Ampalaya) – is something relatable, fun, funky, modern, and new to the ears of the listeners.
“My songs are usually not from my experiences, all are actually from my friends and the people around me. Funny thing is, I can relate to my own song after months of writing it,” Gavino quipped.
He added that he wrote the new song a week before an event he attended for Mindanaoan singers/songwriters. The song also serves as a reminder that it is completely okay to feel tired in a relationship but always remember why you started.
“Love is not always "hayahay" or good times, what makes love more exciting are the challenges and how you overcome it thereby strengthening your relationship. Usahay, kapoy musabot ug muhigugma, pero mas kapoy kung wa nay kamo,” he said.
Days after the song was released, it landed on the 10th spot of the weekly chart of JAM 88.3, an alternative music authority in Philippines.
“I am so thankful for the 101% support from my family for my passion in music. I am so blessed to have them and I hope other parents out there will also support their children, but also remind them to finish their studies,” he said.
But Gavino has a bigger call to the government as far as music and performing arts are concerned.
“I am hoping that as our music scene here is starting to bloom, our government will also support us further. Also, I hope that this growth will tap other songwriters that have the talent to start showcasing their crafts, enhance their skills, and create amazing music,” the young songwriter shared.
Kapoy was arranged, produced, and mixed by Pao Lofranco. You can listen to Gavino’s new single on Spotify and YouTube.