Here's the story behind the new Cooky Chua song "Daraan Lamang"



Cooky Chua has been a staple of the Philippine music scene singing with Color It Red from the ‘90s until the present. Apart from her band, she has also had a very busy solo career as one of the most in-demand solo jazz & lounge singers for corporate, private and wedding events.

She has had a couple of side-project bands with the country's top-notch musicians ranging from blues (Bluzviminda), big band (Mel Villena’s the AMP band) and most recently the folk-world-pop music of Tres Marias (with Bayang Barrios and Asin legend Lolita Carbon).

Recently, Cooky returned to theatre via the musical Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko.

Cooky Chua’s recent work is a recording of a new original song titled “Daraan Lamang.” The song, which she chose especially to record and release under Curve Entertainment Inc., was composed by her friends who has this to say about the composition:

"Ang 'Daraan Lamang' ay nagsimula sa isang tula na isinulat ko mga ilang taon nang nakalilipas. Siguradong marami naman na ang nakaranas ng pag-ibig na akala nila hindi na matatapos. Yun pala hahantong din sa paghihiwalay. Isinulat ko yun para mailabas ang lungkot, mailagay sa papel para mabawasan ang sakit. Kasi parang hindi ko talagang inaasahan na matatapos, pero gaya nga ng sabi nila, lahat ng bagay may katapusan. Parang awit. Kahit gaano pa kaganda ang kanta, o gaano kahaba, aabot din sa dulo at matatapos.

"Si Agat ang naglapat ng musika sa isinulat kong tula. Siya rin ang nagdagdag ng katagang “daraan lamang.”"

-Tina Balajadia


"Sino ang di mahuhumaling na lagyan ng himig ang bawat salitang nanggaling kay Tina? Di lang siya isang mabuting kaibigan kundi pagdating sa pagsulat ay walang pagpapanggap na kaya niyang baguhin ang bawat buhay, kaya niya ring pasayahin at paluhain ang bawat puso sa pamamagitan ng kanyang obra.

"Di lamang siya tagapagtanggol ng karamihan ngunit isa sa mga pinakamahusay na mangilan-ngilan na aking nakilala."

-Agat


The song is now available to stream on Spotify and download on iTunes. The single cover artwork was illustrated by Cooky's son Waki Ignacio.

To listen to Cooky Chua's "Daraan Lamang” on Spotify, click here: https://open.spotify.com/track/5SLpGeXR1bGM2eYnmCanHJ

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