Psalms David on coping amid struggles

Published July 2, 2022, 10:13 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

“The Clash” Season 1 alumnus Psalms David has encouraging words for people struggling in life.

During a recent virtual media conference, Psalms maintained how everything is more manageable with the help of a support group.

He said, “You aren’t designed to walk through this life alone. Kaya ka binigyan ni Lord ng parents, ng friends.”

“Ako, the people na super close po sa akin, sila po talaga naasahan ko. Yung mga kaibigan ko po, sobrang grateful po ako, sobrang laking tulong na may kausap ako during those times.”

Having strong faith is another factor.

Psalms related, “God works in a very mysterious way. You just have to look at it in a positive manner.”

How? By being grateful even for small victories.

Music helps too.

Psalms attests to this, relating how creating music is “very therapeutic” for him.

“Isa yun sa tumulong sa akin,” said he. “Mas na-express ko sarili ko through music. Parang nakahanap ako ng outlet to rant, let go of my anxieties and burdens.”

As an artist, Psalms hopes his music will become a source of comfort for people.

“I want my songs to be their pahinga,” was how he put it.

And he is hoping his third single under GMA Music titled “Kaulayaw,” now out on digital streaming platforms worldwide, will function as such.

Note that he wrote the said pop ballad.

“I feel blessed, especially, I’ll be releasing a song that I wrote. A song close to my heart. I’m happy and grateful to be given this chance and opportunity to once again share a piece of myself with everyone.”

So what’s the meaning behind its title?

“Basically this deep Tagalog word ‘Kaulayaw’ means an intimate and constant companion which summarizes the whole song.”

Meanwhile, Psalms looks forward to the day he’ll be releasing his first album.

“Hopefully, someday. It’s gonna be a dream come true if that happens.”

He’s also open to collaborating with a Kapuso singer.

“It’s been one of my dreams to do a collab with Zephanie. It would be a memorable experience to work with her.”

More than anything, Psalms pledged to keep working on getting better as songwriter, performer.

“I believe practice makes the best, hindi perfect.”