Late December saw the release of the official music video of Sarah Geronimo’s new song. Sino Nga Ba Sya tells us how a woman feels when her loved one has chosen another woman over her.
This song will be one of those hits that fans will sing in videoke sessions. We just have that soft spot for songs about heartbreak. While there is nothing new or refreshing about how it tackles the subject of being left for another, the song is more or less a safe song for Sarah Geronimo. What I do appreciate is that she is singing an original song again.
And Sarah sounds a little different with this song. Compared to most of her previous hits, she doesn’t even begin oversinging here. I like that. Sarah’s vocals are tamed, filtered by the mood Sino Nga Ba Sya is trying to set. The song becomes not about the singer and her vocal calisthenics (something I’ve observed with a lot of singers including Sarah), but about the feeling and the story that unfolds in the lyrics. I don’t hear a singing contest winner here, I hear a good interpreter of a song, a real singer. And I applaud Sarah Geronimo for that.
Enjoy the music video directed by Paul Alexei Basinillo.
It looks like the first quarter of 2011 will see original songs from big-name female OPM singers like Sarah Geronimo, Kyla, and Regine Velasquez. I haven’t checked yet, but there’s word out that Sarah Geronimo will be coming out with a new album for 2011.