After more than a decade, Filipino OPM mainstays Gloc-9 and Yeng Constantino released a new song together.

The anthem, titled “Paliwanag,” officially dropped on February 18 to the pleasure of fans.

Gloc-9 said the song holds a special meaning to him as it mirrors his struggles during the pandemic.

“Nagawa ko ‘yung song more than a year ago. ‘Yun ‘yung mga time na marami kang tanong sa sarili mo. So itong ‘Paliwanag’ ay parang kanta na nagsasaad ng damdamin, hindi lang sa akin, pati na rin siguro ng marami nating mga kababayan,” the rapper shared in an interview with We Rise Together.

Meanwhile, Yeng felt exhilarated to be working once again with Gloc-9, whom she admires.

“Sobrang isang malaking karangalan sa akin talagang maka-collab si Kuya Gloc kasi henerasyon ko si Sir Gloc. ‘Yung mga nagsi-speak sa puso ng mga tao, even ‘yung mga taong ayaw namang mag-isip tungkol sa malalim na bagay, pero once na makinig sa mga kanta niya, ‘Oo nga no?’” the 33-year-old said.

According to the Pop Rock Princess, the story the song tells is one that’s current and timely, making it more relevant.

“Nakakabuhay ng isipan at damdamin… Talagang trinabaho namin ito. Five hours namin ito ni-record so I am very excited,” she said.

“Though hindi naman talaga sinadya ni Sir Gloc na maging ganyan lalo na sa panahon ngayon. Pero napaka-special kasi it awakened a lot of us na magdoble, triple ng isip na sinsinin ang ating mga desisyon. Napaka-special,” Yeng added.

Listen to their new collaboration below!

 

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