Jos Garcia, one of the most sought-after Filipina performers in the Kansai Region in Japan, has released her latest single “Nagpapanggap” under Viva Records.
Composed by Rey Valera and produced by Civ Fontanilla, the song is about pretension and acceptance despite knowing the fact that the person you love does not have the mutual feelings in return.
“The subject of the song is somewhat mature. With this song, the listeners may notice my new style of singing. Somewhat seductive and very different from the way I used to sing other songs,” Jos said in an exclusive interview.
Jos is a versatile singer. She can adjust to whatever music there is. “However, I am more into pop and jazz.”
The singer said that she thrilled to be working with the Hitmaker Rey Valera for this new project.
“It was sometime in 2018 when I first met the Icon himself, Tito Rey Valera. We became good friends that the legendary singer/composer allowed me to sing several of his compositions for me to use for my intended return in the Philippine music scene. I am truly grateful to Tito Rey for believing in my talent. He allowed me to sing some of his musical compositions that are never been released to the public. He is such a kind-hearted person to the extent that despite his busy schedule, he makes time to meet me every time I visit the Philippines,” she said.
Jos added: “He is very humble and down to earth. I can attest that he is one of the easiest persons to approach. He taught me the proper pronunciation of words when singing a song as well as the emotion that voice needs to project so that the listeners can feel the message of the piece.”
Born and raised in Antipolo City, Rizal, Jos grew up in a family of musicians as “my siblings are also into music.” In 2006, she released the album “Versatile” under Ivory Records.
The carrier single of which entitled, “Ikaw Ang Iibigin Ko” is still being requested and played in several radio stations in the Philippines.
“I am currently based in Kyoto City, Japan. I used to perform and conduct my concerts at Selected Repos, one of the known high end places in the district of Gion. I also perform at the Xavier-Louis Vuitton Bar in Kyoto City. For the past years, I brought my singing talent aboard the Pacific Venus Cruise, wherein I perform on a nightly basis for its main shows.
“Five star hotels in Osaka and Kyoto are also common places for my performances. A band called My Favorite Swings acquired my services to be its lead vocalist. In fact, I am the only non-Japanese artist of the group. During my free time, I am active in various Filipino communities projects and activities, as well as lending my singing talent to other civic associations for charitable purpose,” she said.
Jos said that she is excited for 2021 as she will release more songs.
“There are still songs that I intend to release in 2021. In fact, I already submitted a song I personally composed which I dedicate to my late mother. Likewise, I was able to compose a Japanese song which I will record the soonest time. Both songs were already submitted to Viva Records, who shall likewise release and distribute the same,” she said.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Tony Ocampo, President of Viva Records. He is very accommodating and a well-respected man. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to release my single under Viva Records.
“Another person I am truly thankful for is Mr. Civ Fontanilla. He is the Artist and Repertoire Manager of Viva Records. He is the person whotruly took care of all my concerns from the very first time I went to Viva Records until this very day that the song is already released.
“Tita Joy Cancio, who used to manage the Sex Bomb Girls is another person who never failed to show her support for me.
“Lastly, Tito Rey Valera, I am out of words as to how I will express my gratitude to him. For the trust and support he bestowed upon me with his song. Above all, I cherish the friendship we were able to build.
Follow Jos on these social media accounts: http://www.josgarciaworldofmusic.com; www.facebook.com/josgarciafanpage and instagram.com/josgarciaofficial.