The Davao-native singer-songwriter who won in 2018 at the Himig Handog, Kyle Raphael releases a new heartfelt track titled “Hanggang Tingin” that would definitely serenade every hopeless romantic.
From his previous songs like “Buwan ng Mayo” which currently has more than 874k streams on Spotify alone and has been crowned as ‘Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist’ during the 33rd Awit Awards in 2020, to his viral song during the pandemic “Paraluman” that has now more than 3 million streams— Kyle Raphael never fails to give us a kind of music that would definitely stick as our kind of love remedy.
For his latest release titled “Hanggang Tingin,” Kyle shares that he actually wrote the track in 2020 amidst all the isolation that the pandemic has caused, which allowed him to really delve into songwriting. He even stated that, “Siguro yung “Hanggang Tingin” is much more genuine para sa akin kasi I didn’t force myself to fit in sa mga trendy sounds ngayon. In this song, I allowed myself to grow para sabihin lahat ng dapat kong sabihin.”
Kyle also thankfully mentions the producer (Axel Fernandez of Arthur Nery fame) of the said song who helped him in completing the concept of what he was aiming for. Of course, Kyle made sure that “Hanggang Tingin” is a reflection of what he feels and who he is not only being a talented singer— but also who he is as a wholesome songwriter.
Of course, as cheesy as it sounds, “Hanggang Tingin” is about trying to hold back a feeling towards someone who deems close and dear. The catchy song starts out as a lilting ballad and which then turns into a mid-tempo trot about yearning to finally admitting his feelings. With its bare-boned music arrangement, the track will definitely hook you as it continues to play with catchy lyrics, melodies, and the profound vocals of Kyle Raphael.
Definitely, “Hanggang Tingin” is something to add to your ‘crush kita pero secret lang’ playlists as it is surely the best track to lowkey spill your guts out to them so don’t forget to stream now on all digital streaming platforms.