P-Pop has found its bright new star as new boy group BGYO’S music video for its debut single “The Light” continues to rake in thousands of views and positive reviews following the group’s grand launch.
The music video already has a combined total of over 700,000 views from its official YouTube channel and Facebook page, which continue to grow. As of this posting, it’s trending at no. 14 of YouTube Philippines’ Top 50 videos.
Composed of Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate, the group was initially known as SHA Boys, which first got TV audiences and netizens’ admiration as the group made the rounds of television shows. Their “It’s Showtime” performance has over a million views and earned praises for its outstanding precision.
As the music video premiered at the launch, the group got the chance to show off their skills once more. For the boys, it was a result of many hours of hard work.
“All the hardwork was worth it, now that I’m seeing the video for the first time,” Akira said.
For group leader Gelo, it was the culmination of their long and daunting journey. “Nakakaiyak yung Makita mo yung journey naming leading to this,” he said.
Meanwhile, fan energy for the group was strongly felt at the launch as they stormed social media with tweets that showered the five young men with praises for their talent and refreshing presence in the music scene.
Rosa Diaz said, “Those vocals and choreo. Plus points their visuals! Complete package. ABS-CBN hit a jackpot here.”
“Madaming ibubuga. Yung charisma nila sa stage (ung swag) andoon. Their visuals are all superb. Good voice too. Hindi ko makalimutan ung sa Asap! Doon ako unang naamaze sa kanila. How well they performed despite their struggle w/ their lapels,” @poreveryoung posted.
With an aim to create music that resonates with the youth today, BGYO’s debut single “The Light” is a song about empowerment, hope, and self-love.
Among those inspired by the song’s relevance to the times was Jaycel Ann Sumayod, who commented on YouTube, “I am really amazed that their first debut song is all about not giving up in chasing our dreams not the romance drama song that most artists release. For me it is very timely most especially we are all in this pandemic and this online class really give us a struggle but we must be brave at ipaglaban ang ating mga pangarap. Kudos to BGYO and the whole team who planned all of this especially ABS-CBN. You all really work hard for this success! Thank you! Stan BGYO! Stream.”
X- LEI참 commented, “This song is so Lit. Sana meron dito yung “Song of the Year” at “Artist of the year.” Can’t wait to see more about “BGYO.”
BGYO member Mikki said that they have plans to translate the song into different languages so that fans in other countries can fully appreciate it.
Following the group’s exclusive launch, BGYO made their much-awaited appearance on “ASAP Natin ‘To,” where they performed their single for the first time to a larger television audience.
Fans who were unable to catch the launch have a chance to catch it as it airs and streams on February 7 on A2Z at 4PM, Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live starting at 11PM, TFC, and iWantTFC.