I do everything. And, of course, Bible reading at night. And house chores also because wala mi’y katabang sa US.
Are you aware that you exude sexiness, as seen in your videos and with “Fckroun?”
No. Dili baya. Dili gyud. Though I do get comments that it is kinda FHM. I don’t have the boobs, the voluptuous body. But thank you for the compliment. Definitely I am aware that my brand is a little balance of sexy and comedy. I am aware of that. And I think that my music is also chill, laid-back, groovy, sexy R&B and jazz.
What about that impression that you are or too ?
Really? Dili gyud ko arte and also a lot of guys think nga tomboy ko . I am a very laidback type of a person. Chill lang and jolly. And I do take life seriously even though I don’t take everything to heart and just enjoy every moment.
What are your guilty pleasures?
I am always doing music. Music keeps me sane and without music, I think I’d be in a casket right now. Anything else I do is like spiritual suicide, it kills my soul and I’d be depressed and not happy. I turn pale, and I think every artist understands that. If you make them go to school, do engineering stuff and they’re artists. You just have to do what you really love. Like right now, I am balancing college and doing what I love to do, trying to make an impact.
So far, what’s the strangest reaction to your music?
despite the suggestion of my music team to change the lyrics to Tagalog and ni dili gyud ko because I want to amp up Bisaya music.
In your IMDB page it says that your ultimate mission is to revolutionize OPM and make a memorable performance ...
When it’s OPM, it’s not only Pinoy or Tagalog, there’s also Bisaya. And I want to be that artist who says nga, “This is Bisaya music.” You have to pay attention. We are talented, we have the skills and we know what we are doing. You do not stereotype OPM nga puro Tagalog. We have talents all over Visayas and Mindanao and they need to be recognized. Because I feel that local talents really lack the recognition and respect they deserve.
What’s your creative process when you make a song?
then we agreed that we would do music. We were working on a draft called Lyrical Toast From My First Mix Tape, So Help Me God, pero wala nadayon kay what Loonie wanted was we would do it in a recording studio, pero naa man ko sa LA and he was in Manila. Pero now we still PM each other, he hit me up recently. So definitely, Loonie.
Would you be inclined to do acting as well?
Why not? Anything drama and comedy. Though I still want to be doing music ‘til I die. And if possible make movies and then branch out to the world. I actually did a feature film in LA. It’s called “Funny Man.” It was directed by Omri Dorani and written by Rick Harmon. I was casted as the lead actress, it was a dramedy and filmed in Hollywood. It was also a blessing because niagi ko og four auditions to get that role, this was in 2015.
How was it like being part of a Hollywood movie?
guided me and made me choose who to be my lead actor. It was special and I somehow feel that I finally did something to be proud of for my country. It is now going through the process of distribution for mainstream release however you can see it through Amazon Prime.
How’s life at the homefront?
Chores. I help my mom in her caregiving agency in LA. I have four older brothers and bisan asa ko moadto naa gyud akoang Kuya to drive for me. Mao gyud na sa akoang kanta nga strikto akoang Papa, bisan asa naa gyud akoang Kuya.
What’s on repeat on your Spotify playlist?
Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar and Amy Winehouse.
Your message to aspiring talents who want to be part of the music industry?
Be abnormal, be weird. There’s no blueprint when it comes to art. I mean, you can get a bachelor’s degree in art but that won’t assure you that you’ll be the best artist in the world. But you can be the best even if you just self-study, go online, read good books, don’t conform to standards, adhere to no rules. Just stand out.