Singer Gigi De Lana was emotional on Monday, October 11 during her media conference after realizing she finally released her first-ever original song.
The music video of her original song Sakalam premiered on the same day at 6 p.m and was written by her Gigi Vibes bandmate Romeo Marquez and Tritone Studios Erwin Lacsa.
The 25-year-old singer became emotional when DJ Jhai Ho, the mediacon’s host asked how she was feeling at the moment.
Gigi then replied, “Of course I’m very happy. Kasi hindi kami bumitaw sa goal namin and gusto namin marating. Even though we have different visions, we have different goals. Pero n’ong nagsama-sama ulit kami, nabuo namin ‘tong Sakalam and napakaganda ng song na ‘to.”
She then proceeded to thank the writers of the song, her management Rise Artist Studio as well as her bandmates L.A. Arquero, Jon Cruz, and Harvey Jake Manalo.
“Thanks to Romeo and Erwin, we had our first single. I’m very happy—yung puso ko umaapaw ngayon kasi ang dami naming pinaghirapan, pinagdaanan, na we are not perfect but you still love us for who we are.
“And we are very very thankful for that. Thank you so much sa lahat nang nagmamahal sa’min. I would like to thank also my band, John, L.A, Romeo, and Jake sa music, sa management, maraming maraming salamat po sa pagtitiwala,” said a teary-eyed Gigi.
“We are very very grateful and we are so happy that we are part of your team, we are part of your management. And you also treat us like parang mga kamag-anak n’yo, or pamilya n’yo and maraming-maraming salamat doon.”
The singer, in tears, thanked the Lord for giving her such a wonderful blessing.
“And also thank you Lord for giving us this blessing kasi not everyone can have this blessing that You gave us now.”
Pressured because of the success of her cover of Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita
Going into the second year of the pandemic, Gigi, together with her Gigi Vibes band became breakout stars after the singer during a live stream performed, without any rehearsal, some key changes with the song Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita.
The video earned a whopping 3.9 million views after it was uploaded to their official YouTube account on July 27. The original video which was on Facebook, however, has now reached 16 million views and still counting.
Meanwhile, Sakalam, which was just recently released puts pressure on Gigi and her band.
“Yes. Lahat kami. Kasi kailangang sundan yun eh. Kailangan mo s’yang sundan nang mas aangat pa do’n,” she admitted.
As of this writing, the music itself has reached more than 52,000 views after it was uploaded on Star Music’s YouTube channel while its music video has now more than 4,000 views since its premiere.