After his successful pinning ceremony as a solo pilot, singer-actor Ronnie Liang released “Sa Paskong Darating,” a Christmas song dedicated to his late mother and to OFWs.
The Singing Pilot told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) via Facebook Messenger last Wednesday, December 11, that he became emotional while recording the tune composed by Joel Abad.
In 2017, his mother passed away because of pneumonia. She was very supportive to Ronnie since his Pinoy Dream Academy journey.
“The song reminds me of my mother. Tuwing pasko, simula noong 2018, nalulungkot ako dahil wala na siya. Ganoon pala yun, malungkot ang pasko kapag may kulang.
“While recording the song, super emotional ako. Tagos sa puso yung song. I dedicate the song also sa mga OFW, sa mga taong malalayo sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay every Christmas,” he shared.
After its release, several FM stations named it their most requested Christmas song. It also made it to Spotify’s list of most requested Christmas songs.
“I’m happy na maraming nagre-request nung song. Tuluy-tuloy pa rin naman ang paggawa ko ng music. With this one, it’s self-produced. As an artist, as you grow, dapat nag i-innovate rin talaga,” he said.
The Viva artist plans to produce more songs and an album next year. His revival song, “Ligaya,” earned him nominations for Male Recording Artist of the Year and Revival Recording Artist of the Year from the PMPC Star Awards for Music. The awards night will be held in January 2020.
He exclaimed, “Super grateful. Maraming dapat ipagpasalamat ngayong taon. Natapos ko yung pagpipiloto and I am now preparing for my private and commercial license.
“Na-nominate ako sa Star Awards for Music. Nag-concert with Sarah Geronimo and may collab song pa with her, yung song na Liwanag.
“Sa Paskong Darating” is now out on Spotify. Its music video premiered yesterday, December 13, on Pinoy MYX Breakout.