After six years, perennial singing partners Kyla and Jay-R have reunited for a new collaboration, their duet of the song titled "Undeniable."
Known as the RnB Queen and King of the Philippines, Kayla and Jay-R co-wrote "Undeniable," which is about two friends who never got the chance to show their their feelings for each other.
With the release of the song, assumptions quickly followed.
Fans of Kyla and Jay-R became curious: Was there something between them in the past?
They both answered with a laugh when asked during their PEPLive session on December 3, 2020.
Jay-R said, “Kaya nga namin ginawa itong kanta, e, dahil sa question na iyan, e!”
Kyla seconded, “Exactly, kaya namin naisipang gawin itong kanta na ito dahil parating may nagtatanong kung naging kami ba.
“Iyong iba naman, nag-a-assume sila na naging kami. Buti pa sila, mas alam nila!
“Meron pa ako narinig na comment na, ‘Gosh, story nga nila ito! Parang ito nga iyong nangyari sa kanila dati.’
“Hahaha! This is ano, true to life, mga ganon na nababasa ko!”
Kyla admitted that she and Jay-R composed the song with their fans in mind, especially those who wished they would end up together.
“Kaya ginawa namin itong song na ito para kiligin naman sila. At least in their dreams, meron silang something na kikiligin sila.”
Jay-R chimed in, “For three and a half minutes, kapag pinakinggan nila, iyon ang iniisip nila.”
JAY-R HAD A CRUSH ON KYLA
However, Jay-R disclosed that some parts of lyrics actually spoke of his feelings for Kyla before, admitting he did have a crush on her at one time.
He said, “Well, you know, since ako ang nagsimula ng kanta, iyong ibubuhos ko diyan, iyong experience ko as being Kyla’s partner in music.
“So, if you listen to the lyrics, may istorya talaga siya na anong ganap talaga na nangyari.
“Kung babalikan mo iyong lyrics, talagang ano, may crush ako kay Kyla. Sino namang hindi, di ba? Siyempre, dati.
“Pero, it’s like, it was complicated, siyempre naging friends kami ni Kyla, may girlfriend ako at that time. Hindi naman ako puwedeng magdalawang girlfriend!”
Kyla, for her part, also confessed, “Aaminin ko, ha, kinikilig ako dati kay Jay-R.
“Kapag nagdu-duet kami, may kilig. May kilig. Pero hanggang ganon lang. Hanggang kilig lang sa stage.”
Kyla and Jay-R have been singing partners since they became part of the defunct GMA-7 musical-variety program, S.O.P., in the early 2000s.
They both transferred to ABS-CBN, and are now being managed by Cornerstone Entertainment.
Kyla and Jay-R’s last official collaboration was their original song titled “You Are Not Alone,” which was released in 2015.
Here is Kyla and Jay-R's full PEPLive interview: