After the success of his recent collaboration with Joey Tha Boy for “Feel Alive,” Paolo Sandejas comes out of his comfort zone as he releases his sophomore single for 2021, “Misteryo”, under Universal Records.
To celebrate the release, the young singer-songwriter hosted a listening party on Thursday, June 17 at 9PM via Universal Records’ Facebook Page. Subsequently, Paolo did a livestream on Instagram to kick off the premiere of Misteryo’s music video a week after the official launch.
More than just another single, Paolo shared Misteryo’s personal significance to him — “It’s always been a goal of mine to release a song in Filipino”. Originally penned in English with an initial title “Enigma”, the song talks about losing touch of someone and being distant from them that you can’t read them anymore. In the early stages of his composition, Paolo found it challenging to find the right words to finish the song. But being translated to Filipino paved the way for the rhythm and lyrics to flow out naturally and he even described it as “…it came out better than I imagined”.
Produced by Eunice Jorge of Gracenote and co-written by Darwin Hernandez (Moonstar88’s “Torete” composer), “Misteryo” leans towards a new alternative rock. Paolo Sandejas goes on exploring different sounds and genres that would bring out his own distinct brand of music.