Jake Zyrus releases first English single as transman

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Jake Zyrus releases his self-composed single "Diamond," the first English song he performed as a transman.



Jake Zyrus, formerly known as Charice, released his first English single since coming out as a transman last 2017.

Titled "Diamond," Jake's new single is produced by Star Music.

Billboard.com described Jake's song as a "triumphant mid-tempo anthem in the vein of Shawn Mendes' balladry."

Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer who became popular for his songs such as "Treat You Better" and "Mercy."

Jake's "Diamond" is a song he composed together with Trisha Denise. The songs seems to reflect what Jake experienced when he came out as a transman.

Part of the chorus goes: "If there’s no pressure, there’ll be no diamond/ So I don’t mind it coming my way."

The new single was released on ABS-CBN Music's YouTube Channel last Saturday, September 7.

In May 2018, four months before the "Diamond" single was released, Jake held a concert at the SM North EDSA Skydome.

He performed together with Jessica Sanchez and KZ Tandingan, who moved him to tears because of her message.

Jake was KZ's mentor when the latter joined X Factor Philippines in 2011.


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