Ace songwriter and R&B pop music artist Thyro Alfaro is expanding his creative horizon as he releases his first ever solo EP titled “Bagong Buhay Volume 1.” The new release is a milestone in the career of the Awit-awarded and prize-winning singer-songwriter as “Bagong Buhay Volume 1” also marks the debut release of Thyro’s own Diwang Records label.
For his new EP and record label’s first single, Thyro picks the apt-titled “Sariling Wika.” This funky sounding new tune puts all of Alfaro’s good qualities in full display–the R&B-inflected styles, the airtight sonic arrangements, and of course, the brilliant song writing.
Thyro is considered to be one of the most accomplished and prolific tunesmiths of his generation. And asked whether he’ll bring this skill on board Diwang Records, his answer is a resounding yes. “Definitely. I’m a songwriter by heart. So, I will write for sure.”
“My vision for Diwang is for it to be a collaborative label. Yes, I have the creative control, but I want to ensure that all the moves done will have the artist’s creative vision in mind. The goal is to make being with Diwang feel like being in a barkada. Work would not feel like work. Songwriting will be fun. Production will be fun.”
“Bagong Buhay Volume 1” is a 7-song EP that features topnotch musicians, arrangers and ace producers that include Thyro, Marvin Querido, Bobby Velasco and Teddy Katigbak. Tracks include upbeat and funky “Ginto,” a song Thyro wrote for his fiancée (that also features Davey Langit, Aikee, Lara Maigue, Toto Sorioso, Jeric Medina, Jinky Vidal, Frizzle Anne, Zion Aquino, Ian Dumaplin and Kevin Yadao on the choir sections), The smooth sounding R&B ballad “Loving You Good” feat. Paolo Banaga and Johann Mendoza, soul-tinged “Wag Kang Ganyan,” sexy R&B and pop-flavored “One More Time, With Love,” pop-jazz and dance inflected “!,” and the groovy Jungee Marcelo-Thyro Alfaro collaboration “Wankatank.”
“Bagong Buhay Volume 1” is a DIWANG RECORDS release.