Ang "Hauntingly" ang pinakamalungkot na kanta na nilikha ng 21-year-old singer-songwriter at PEP.ph follower na si Silas, ang bagong recording artist ng Vicor Music.
Sariling komposisyon ni Silas ang "Hauntingly" na kanyang nilikha noong 2021, pero nagpasya siyang palitan ng himig dahil masyadong malungkot ang kanta.
Lahad ni Silas: "We were all locked-in in the house and nobody could really do anything.
"It was one night where I felt so nostalgic and reminiscing, it was 4 a.m. and I was, like, let’s get this guitar and let’s get this microphone and I just wrote it as I played it.
"I uploaded it on Facebook and it was, like, the saddest song ever.
"And I kinda rediscovered it when Jean Paul Verona, who is my co-producer for this, we were sitting down in the studio and we were, like, 'What shall we release next?'
"He told me how much he loved the melody in the song; and I was, like, 'I don’t really think I want another sad song out there.'
"I feel, like, we are in a recession now and nobody really needs more sad music. I don’t wanna make everybody cry.
"I’m gonna make everybody happy. I’m gonna be your clown in a colorful sweater. Let’s turn it into a very upbeat song,” kuwento ni Silas tungkol sa kasaysayan ng "Hauntingly."
Si Silas ang may idea ng music video ng "Hauntingly" na ipinagmalaki niyang nabuo lamang sa loob ng isang araw.
"With the music video, I always had this idea and fascination of making a movie. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Scott Pilgrim, but this is one movie that really inspired the visuals and it’s very wacky.
"It’s fun, it’s my movie, and I love it. We shot it in one day."
Ang Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World ay isang 2010 American film tungkol sa isang musician na sumali sa isang contest at may napusuang babae na may pitong ex-boyfriends na kailangan niyang harapin.
Nakilala ang pelikula sa paggamit ng humor at magandang visual effects.
TRUE LOVE FOR MUSIC
Ayon pa kay Silas, tunay na love for music ang intensiyon niya sa pagpasok sa local music scene.
Sabi niya, "I guess what sets me apart is, I go beyond music, I make art through visuals and art that arouse a reaction from other senses. I’m into that so, yeah, I like to go beyond music. I like to make people feel.
"Here’s the thing, I know there are a lot of famous people and they are known for just being ‘known’ and I don’t really want to become that.
"I want my work to back me up so I want people to talk about me and go, 'I like Silas because he has this great song that I listen to a lot.'
"And not because, 'He was in the tabloids a lot, and you know, he’s dating everybody.'
"So I guess I wanna be known for my music and the things that I’m gonna do aside from music. I’m excited to do a lot of things. I like to make myself busy."