Budding musicians Migz and Maya, Star Music’s newest acoustic duo are now ready to make their own mark in the country’s music scene with the release of their debut, self-titled album released by the label.
“Migz and Maya” received mainstream recognition when they recorded a cover of “Ambon,” a Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016 entry as the official theme song of the Star Cinema movie “How to Be Yours.” But even before this, they already performed in sold-out shows as a duo and had their fair share of fame as up-and-coming artists individually.
Migz or Miguel Haleco, a music production graduate from the College of St. Benilde, became an online sensation for his song covers on YouTube and for joining a TV network talent search. Maya or Angeli Mae Flores, on the other hand, used to be a part of Pan-asian girl group Blush, joined a singing competition on a TV network, and was a grand finalist in “Star for A Night” that saw Sarah Geronimo bagging the top prize.
Now that they have launched their debut album, the pair is thankful for the opportunity to be part of the Star Music family.
“It is a dream come true. We are very honored, fortunate, and privileged. We feel a good kind of pressure on our side too, because we need to give it our best shot to impress and prove ourselves to the people who will be supporting and listening to us,” they said.
Their album is a collection of acoustic, easy-listening original songs and covers, including “Ambon,” as well as the carrier single “Hibang,” a song entry from the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Top 100.
It also carries their own unique and relaxing versions of “Stay,” “One More Chance,” “Suntok sa Buwan,” “Paano Na Kaya,” “Ipagpatawad Mo,” “Paano Ba Magmahal,” and “Lihim,” Migz’s own composition.
Migz, who chose the songs on the album together with Maya, said, “We want people to feel as at ease as the album itself. It is very ‘easy-listening’ and very relatable.”
Maya, meanwhile, said, “It’s a love story that we know a lot of people can relate to. So we hope that we can make them through the rollercoaster of love.
Completing the track list are “Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako,” “Para Lang Sa ‘Yo,” “Ikaw,” “Baby I Do,” “Hanggang,” and “Makita Kang Muli.”
“Migz and Maya” was produced by Jack Rufo, a former member of the band, Neocolors, and the composer of “O Pag-Ibig” from Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016. It can now be streamed on Spotify and is now available at all record bars nationwide for P199. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via online music stores such as ABS-CBN Store, iTunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph, Amazon.com, OneMusic.ph, and Starmusic.ph.
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MIGZ AND MAYA, PINAKABAGONG ACOUSTIC DUO NG STAR MUSIC
Handa ng ipakita nina Migz at Maya, ang pinakabagong acoustic duo ng Star Music, ang kanilang ibubuga sa pamamagitan ng kanilang unang album na puno ng easy-listening songs.
Unang napansin ng masa sina Migz and Maya nang i-cover nila ang “Ambon,” isang entry sa Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016 na siyang naging official theme song ng Star Cinema movie na “How to Be Yours.” Ngunit bago pa man ito, nakapag-perform na sila sa ilang sold-out shows bilang isang duo at nagkaroon na rin ng kani-kanilang fans bilang individual artists.
Isang music production graduate mula sa College of St. Benilde si Migz o Miguel Haleco, at nakilala online para sa kanyang song covers sa YouTube at sumali na rin sa isang TV network talent search. Samantala, naging miyembro naman si Maya o Angeli Mae Flores ng Pan-asian girl group na Blush, naging finalist sa isang singing competition sa isang TV network, at naging grand finalist din sa “Star for A Night” kung saan nagwagi si Sarah Geronimo.
Ngayong mayroon na silang debut album, nagpapasalamat ang dalawa para sa oportunidad na maging bahagi ng Star Music family.
“Isang itong ‘dream come true.’ We are very honored, fortunate, and privileged. We feel a good kind of pressure on our side too, kasi kailangan naming ibigay ang best naming para mapabilib at mapatunayan ang mga sarili namin sa mga taong susuportahan at papakinggan kami,” saad nilang dalawa.
Ang “Migz and Maya” ay isang koleksyon ng acoustic at easy-listening na original songs at covers, kabilang na ang “Ambon,” pati na ang carrier single na “Hibang,” na mula sa Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Top 100.
Kasama rin sa album ang unique at relaxing versions nila ng “Stay,” “One More Chance,” “Suntok sa Buwan,” “Paano Na Kaya,” “Ipagpatawad Mo,” “Paano Ba Magmahal,” at “Lihim” na sariling komposisyon ni Migz.
Mismong ang dalawa ang pumili ng mga kantang mapapabilang sa album. Ani Migz, “We want people to feel as at ease as the album itself. Sobrang ‘easy listening’ at relatable siya.”
Ayon naman kay Maya, “Isa siyang love story na alam naming madami ang makaka-relate. So sana madala namin sila sa isang rollercoaster ride ng pag-ibig.”
Kabilang din sa track list ang “Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako,” “Para Lang Sa ‘Yo,” “Ikaw,” “Baby I Do,” “Hanggang,” at “Makita Kang Muli.”
Ang “Migz and Maya” ay ipinrodus ni Jack Rufo, dating miyembro ng Neocolors at ang composer ng “O Pag-ibig” mula sa Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016. Mapapakinggan na ito sa Spotify at mabibili na ito sa record bars nationwide sa halagang P199. Maaari na ring ma-download ang digital tracks sa pamamagitan ng online music stores katulad ng ABS-CBN Store, iTunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph, Amazon.com, OneMusic.ph, at Starmusic.ph.
Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bisitahin lamang ang Starmusic.ph o sundan ang official social media accounts ng Star Music sa Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph at Instgram.com/Starmusicph.