What started from simple YouTube covers, Arthur Miguel paved the music scene with his new album “Pasahili.”
During his recent media launch at Sine Pop in Cubao, the 20-year-old singer shared how he got into singing.
“When I was a kid, I always listened to music a lot kahit hindi ko pa siya naiintindihan, naeenjoy ko pa rin siya,” Arthur shared.
(When I was a kid, I always listened to music a lot, although I don’t fully understand it, I still enjoyed listening to it)
He also shared that Taylor Swift became one of his biggest influences when it comes to music.
“Whenever I listen to their songs, I get inspired to write more stories for my songs,” Arthur said.
With a guitar on hand and taking inspiration from personal experiences, he took courage and recorded his original music.
A shortened term for “para sa hindi pinili,” “Pasahili” is an eight-track album that banks on Filipino “hugot” culture and dedicates it to everyone going through any form of heartbreak. “Even if they didn’t choose you, life must go on, and it just means it isn’t for you.”
With the help of his label Warner Music Philippines, Arthur has now garnered more than 974K subscribers on YouTube and 1.6 million listeners on Spotify. (Carissa Alcantara)