Janno Gibbs drops new single ‘Pangmalakasan’

Published May 19, 2021, 11:19 AM

by Robert Requintina

Janno Gibbs

Singer-actor, comedian, TV host Janno Gibbs returns with his first official single “Pangmalakasan.”

This is Janno’s first single with Viva Records for more than 15 years. Janno of course originally started with the entertainment company all those years ago when he released his self-titled debut, which incidentally is now the parent label of Vicor Records the same label he shared his triumph with, when he had his breakthrough hit with his excellent version of “Ipagpatawad Mo” under the Sunshine emblem.

When one mentions Janno Gibbs, we think of the lengthy showbiz career that covers TV and the movies. One is also reminded of the dozens of albums and singles he has released all these years.

This veteran singer has an extensive recording career and has a hit single in every decade starting from his debut in 1988, his rising fame in the 90’s as a singer, and into the early aughts, up until the last few years singing those Koreanovela theme songs with ex-love team partners, and duets with veteran rappers and official soundtracks.

But now, the multi-hyphenate is back to doing what he does best. And that is dishing out R&B inflected numbers as heard on the upbeat and deliciously funky “Pangmalakasan.”

We see a revitalized Janno on “Pangmalakasan” and if we’re to follow his lyrics, we’d even say that Janno is feeling a bit frisky as he sings –

“I got the moves ibang galawan / Pilit ginagaya-gaya ngunit hindi kaya
Kung chicks lang ang pag-uusapan / You know imma get it
Get it walang alinlangan”

But perhaps it’s just Janno following the vibe of the music. As it is, “Pangmalakasan” is one of the funkiest Pinoy R&B tunes we have come across of late. And who else to deliver it than the original R&B lead singer of Pinoy Pop.

And when you are the original and you’re the best, it’s good to flex it now and then—just like Janno does when he sings the main hook in the song’s chorus:

“Pangmalakasan ang dating / Hanep sa porma ang galing”

“Pangmalakasan” is written by Janno Gibbs and is produced by the singer with Civ Fontanilla for Viva Records. An official music video is forthcoming. Check out “Pangmalakasan” on Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music and all streaming platforms.