Pop Intimacy in Adjeng’s ‘Please’ – Manila Bulletin
There’s this notion that this normal new setup where most people are forced to stay at home as much as possible makes way for a good challenge for married couples around the world. In an ideal world, extended hours of togetherness lead to stronger relationships that come with intimacy.
Singer-songwriter Adjeng, herself a married woman with a direct vision of marital love, used her current creative streak to underline her definition of that touch of love.
“I wanted to come up with something that doesn’t back down from what God designed for marriage to be, and that is to be one in mind, body and soul,” she noted, referring to his latest digital single.
The track is titled “Please,” which is slated to hit digital music stores by Friday, September 24th. This is his fifth single in six months – a rare streak even in the age of releasing digitally whenever you can. .
But such is Adjeng’s creative push, she can come up with a new song almost every month. Nothing in “Please” suggests that the artist looks tired. In fact, she’s clear and caressing in her delivery of a pop love song that has good hooks and a warm message. She shared, “I’m not at all ashamed to say that this song is about the passion between a wife and a husband, the intimacy between two people in a marital love given by God. Just as I’m passionate about music and writing, I wanted a song that was specifically about the passion a wife has for her husband, the passion a husband has for his wife. And there is poetry in there.
Known in music circles as a singer in a band and a regular at top-notch songwriting competitions, Adjeng is well on his way to performing solo. Many thanks to his strong spirituality and his morally upright belief.
She shared, “Since I am a Christian and a married woman, I wanted to come up with a song that declares the beauty of the intimacy shared between a wife and a husband, for everything that is designed by God and fulfills his purpose. can never be thwarted or seen as unpleasant. There are verses in my song that say, “Your heart says the words and my soul understands… the love we make is in the hands of heaven.”
While there are artists who openly write about taboo subjects just for the sake of attention or under the guise of being raw and therefore powerful, here is Adjeng writing and singing about privacy in an elegant way. She added: “I want to think that I write and sing for a smart audience.”
As with his previous releases, Adjeng has collaborated with his writing partner and family friend Nino Regalado who “takes care of the musical production of the songs we write and collaborate on together.” Guitarist Noel Mendez worked his magic and performed for the track.
Giving him the opportunity to be part of a successful songwriter duo that included a 2013 Philpop Song Festival finals (“Sometimes It Happens”), Adjeng explained, “I really think it is. it is a blessing that we have good working chemistry, and the fact that we believe in each other’s abilities. I have worn the designs of his fashion designer wife Johanna on many occasions, and I happily shop in her trade in healthy baked goods. I am the godmother of Nino’s youngest son, while Nino is the godfather of my youngest son. Nino and I do covers, and his oldest son plays guitar in our videos. Nino and my husband Rodrin share a love for The Cure.
Asked about her incredible creative output since she started releasing solo singles last summer, the eloquent, multi-talented family woman noted, “I like the pace I’m keeping right now. I like that there is enough creative work to keep me on my toes. I have had my hands full with my usual wife duties and practical parenting aside from my writing and music. also got to attend an international vocal training workshop and even attend a recent online songwriting camp.
Adjeng debuted last April with “O Sige Lang”, followed by “If Only” the following month, “Walk On Water” in July and “Sometimes That Happens” last month. For “Please,” artist Cha Salido designed an image that embraces her mood and message.
She said, “Releasing a single every month gives me time to rock and nurture each of my chosen singles and give time to talk about them at a pace I’m comfortable with.”
So what’s really the secret to Adjeng’s push and booty? Let her elaborate. “It helps that my songwriting partner Nino and I are on the same page in terms of faith. We, along with our loved ones, depend heavily on God, who is the source of inspiration. I think when we write we don’t have a definite plan, like ‘this is how it should sound’ or ‘I want it to sound like a hit song. There is just an authenticity that I feel is present. And when that is present, no song will ever sound artificial or forced. I believe when it’s the perfect time, your song will reach its rightful audience. I just enjoy being an artist who embraces her authentic voice.
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