Filipino-American music director Troy Laureta has collaborated once again with an international artist—this time with “Never Enough” singer Loren Allred—for a fresh rendition of the OPM classic “Araw Gabi,” released by ABS-CBN’s Star Music.
“’Araw Gabi’ was such a joy to create with Loren Allred and a team of people from all walks of life and from all around the world,” Troy posted on Instagram, teasing that the single will be the first off his upcoming album.
Meanwhile Loren, who sang the Billboard-charting and Platinum-selling track “Never Enough” from the musical film “The Greatest Showman,” also shared on Instagram how “over the moon” she was when Troy asked her to record a Filipino classic.
The American singer-songwriter added, “Throughout the years, my Filipino fans have shown me so much love and I thought what better way to say thank you than to sing in Tagalog. This was such a special experience for me and I hope I made my Filipino fans proud.”
Troy offers a remarkable new arrangement while Loren delivers an impeccable vocal performance in their version of “Araw Gabi,” which was written and composed by ‘Maestro’ Ryan Cayabyab, originally recorded by Nonoy Zuñiga, and was further popularized by Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.
In 2020, Troy released “KAIBIGAN: A Troy Laureta OPM Collective Vol. 1” which featured the voices of topnotch singers AILEE, Cheesa, Jake Zyrus, Matt Bloyd, Nicole Scherzinger, Pia Toscano, Regine, and Sheléa to bring some of OPM’s best love songs to the global stage.
Check out Troy and Lauren’s “Araw Gabi,” out now on various digital music services and on ABS-CBN Star Music’s YouTube channel. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).