After a string of No. 1 hits, Filipino artist Zack Tabudlo returns with another crossover anthem that documents the great lengths one must go through in order to save a relationship. Released under Island Records Philippines and MCA Music, Inc., “Hindi Ko Kaya” is a song about letting go of pride and coming to terms with moving on from a failed romance.
Zack Tabudlo admits that he wrote the track after a breakup with a former flame. “Hindi Ko Kaya is about the realization of how much you miss love—the intimacy, the sacrifices, and the memories that you’ve shared together as a couple,” the acclaimed hitmaker explains. “These thoughts came rushing in unexpectedly, but then you realize that you can’t live without the person anymore. It’s too late to bring everything back.”
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Showcasing Tabudlo’s range as an all-around musician, “Hindi Ko Kaya” has a sturdy grasp for punchy hooks and arena-ready infectiousness, bringing to mind the nostalgic heydays of 2000s alt-rock boom with the polished appeal of a contemporary pop record. The Binibini singer-songwriter/producer reveals, “In terms of production, I really went with Orange and Lemons/Eheads type of vibe. The guitar rhythms, layers and drums are the main highlights of the song, giving off a laid-back feel that’s easy to sing along with.”
What makes “Hindi Ko Kaya” a standout is its insistence of power up the chorus with a line that according to Tabudlo, “will get stuck in your head despite being so simple. It has that recall effect.” When he sings, “Wag ka nang umalis, Ayokong mawala ka baby please,” he effectively conveys the feeling of regret and longing, bearing the hallmarks of a person willing to leave the past behind for a second chance.
Tabudlo is currently working on an upcoming album to be released soon. According to the young multi-hyphenate, he’s in the process of recording new songs that will be part of something really special. “That’s all I have to say for now. I’m excited for people to see what we’ve been working on for the past few months.”
Listen to Zack Tabudlo’s “Hindi Ko Kaya,” released via Island Records Philippines and MCA Music Inc.
About Zack Tabudlo
Zack Tabudlo is an alt-pop RnB artist from Manila, Philippines. He hit the ground running when he began his music career, becoming a finalist for reality talent show Talentadong Pinoy at the age of 10. He was a contestant for The Voice Kids season 1.
When it comes to music production, Zack has certainly earned his stripes. With the help of Jonathan Ong and Chris Anthony Vinzons of Sonic State Studio, Zack continued to hone his techniques and sensibilities, and has produced for artists such as Sharlene San Pedro and Darren Espanto. He was also mentored by Cleng Saturno, and was given tips and tricks by celebrated composer Vehnee Saturno.
Among his influences are contemporary pop chart-toppers Charlie Puth, Harry Styles, and Island Records label mate Shawn Mendes. But Zack approaches the genre of pop with his own distinct approach. His artistry can be characterized as a tasteful blend of R&B, soft rock, funk and vocally driven pop.
With a slew of catchy singles under his belt, all leading up to what’s looking to be a promising full-length in the future, the young musician is gaining momentum. His hustle may have been riding below the radar, but one can expect 2021 to be Zack’s year. To date, Zack’s latest single ‘Binibini’ has topped both the Spotify and YouTube trending charts for more than a month, and also breaking through Spotify Global Viral, several Spotify viral charts in Asia-Pacific countries, and also including Canada and New Zealand – making Binibini one of the biggest songs of 2021 so far. His other track ‘Nangangamba,’ which was released in 2020, also peaked at No.1 on both Spotify Global Viral 50 and Philippines Viral 50.
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