Chester Padilla says new single feels close to home

In 2022, Padilla joined the second season of ‘Idol Philippines’ where he got a Platinum ticket and became known for his performance of ‘With A Smile’ and ‘Leaves.’

Photograph Courtesy of ABS-CBN | CHESTER Padilla

Former Idol Philippines season 2 contestant Chester Padilla expresses the pain of love in his new single “Ako Na Lang Muna.”

The ballad, released under Old School Records and Star Music, talks about the feeling of desperately wanting to be loved. With Kikx Salazar’s production and composition, Padilla shows his vulnerable side.

“It feels like it was really written for me. I used to be that kind of person who’s willing to love selflessly. I came to a point where I settled for being the temporary fix, the lover who’s content with just the bare minimum,” said Padilla.

In 2022, Padilla joined the second season of Idol Philippines where he got a Platinum ticket and became known for his performance of “With A Smile” and “Leaves.”

“I started doing song covers on day one. I had no idea I would be able to interpret songs and have it released one day,” he recalled. “I joined my first reality singing competition Idol Philippines Season 2 and was able to get one of the four platinum tickets during my audition. The utmost pride I have during that time was I fully realized the kind of singer I aspire to be. I want to be able to touch hearts by telling a story, may it be inspirational or hurtfully piercing.”

As a recording artist, he has released singles such as “Kung Nais Mo Na” and “Dating Atin,” while his latest single “Ako Na Lang Muna” has been featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Philippines playlist. Some of his musical influences are The Script, Maroon 5 and Coldplay.

“Ako Na Lang Muna” is availa ble on various music streaming platforms, and its lyric video on ABS-CBN Music YouTube channel. Follow Old School Records on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as Star Music on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, and YouTube.

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