Manila, Philippines – Singer-songwriter Rob Deniel, known for his viral song and his most recent hit “Ang Pag-ibig,” has unveiled his latest single,"RomCom", a song which showcases Rob’s recent go-to for song inspiration. This time, the 19-year-old artist turned to romantic movies to craft this catchy new single of his.
And while the inspiration for "RomCom" is apparent from the song title, the song also delves into the experience of falling in love for the first time, as Rob Deniel explained during an interview during the single launch held last August 27 at the Viva Café.
I aimed to recreate that sensation of being in a romantic comedy movie scene, where everything feels magical and shimmering. Also, that feeling of first love, that’s what I wanted for this song to capture.
Indeed “RomCom” seems straight out of romantic movie soundtrack as Rob sings an instantly infectious chorus. A neat couplet in Tagalog that goes: “labis-labis akong nasasabik/ na makapiling ka na / labis-labis ang mga halik / nang matagpuan na kita.”
Rob credited the movie "La La Land" as the primary source of inspiration for the song, noting the difference in outcomes: "This song leads to a happy ending, in contrast to the movie."
And as Rob was able to zero in on the story telling on "RomCom," he credits the music that seamlessly went along to his own growing musicality. “I think my sound is also reflecting my growth as modern elements are starting to pop up in the sound,” as Rob notices too that he is moving beyond the confines of his default retro pop aesthetic. “I have to credit the musicians (in the band) and the producer Jean Paul Verona and arranger Kim Lopez for that.”
Furthermore, Rob shared his creative process, stating, "I wrote four versions of 'RomCom' during the drafting stage – some slow, some fast – but this mid-tempo version perfectly encapsulates the essence I wanted to convey."
"RomCom" is a testament to Rob Deniel’s his ability to draw inspiration from places and infuse it into his music. The new song is sure to resonate with listeners who have experienced the whirlwind of emotions that comes with falling in love for the first time. “RomCom” easily reached upwards of 150,000 streams on Spotify alone on the first few days of its release.
Join Rob Deniel as he embarks on a nostalgic journey of first love and romance through "RomCom." Listen to it on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and on YouTube.
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