7 Inspiring Songs to Listen to in this Time of Musing and Quietude

Reconnect with your inner peace and faith this Holy Week break by allowing music to lead you away from all the noise and clutter of busy times towards much-needed enlightenment and self-discovery.

Check out the inspiring messages of these tracks from Gary Valenciano, Janella Salvador, Khimo, and other Kapamilya artists:

1. Uplifting oneself in “I Can” by Janella Salvador

With her youthful voice, Janella inspires listeners to be whoever they want to be as long they believe in themselves. The “Oh My G!” soundtrack was composed by Louie Ocampo and became an anthem for various school ceremonies such as graduation and recognition rites.

2. Finding your guiding light in “Kumpas” by Moira Dela Torre

Moira shares her admiration for someone special who inspired her to find light amid dark times in “Kumpas.” The song was produced by ABS-CBN creative director Jonathan Manalo and served as a soundtrack of the hit series “2 Good 2 Be True.”

3. Believing in the Almighty in “Ililigtas Ka Niya” by Gary Valenciano

Gary sends reassuring advice in “Ililigtas Ka Niya” as he talks about the importance of having faith in the Almighty during trying times. With its hopeful message, the track was hailed as Best Inspirational Recording in the 32nd Awit Awards and was also a part of the official soundtrack of the series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”                                                                        

4. Validating one’s feelings in “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay” by Angela Ken

Angela Ken offers comfort as she details that various emotions contribute to the growth of oneself in the uplifting track “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.” The track was inspired by Boy Abunda’s infamous question, “When is it okay not to be okay?” It was also recognized as the Best Secular Song in the 44th Catholic Mass Media Awards.

5. Reaching for the stars in “My Time” by Khimo

“Idol Philippines” season 2 winner Khimo vows to reach his dreams in his debut single “My Time.” With the help of Star Music artist Jeremy G who composed the track, Khimo delivered a stellar performance of the song in the finale of “Idol PH.”

6. Going along the waves in “Kuwento Ng Alon” by Trisha Denise, Jonathan Manalo, and Kristine Lim

In the ballad track, Trisha Denise, Jonathan Manalo, and Kristine Lim send their messages to the waves hoping they would be heard. It also served as the theme song for Jonathan and Kristine’s art exhibit which celebrates Filipino music and visual arts.

7. Brightening your day in “Sunsets and Heaven” by SAB

Singer-songwriter SAB paints a beautiful imagery of liking someone in the lighthearted single “Sunsets and Heaven.” The self-composed single served as the key track of SAB’s debut EP released last 2021, which focuses on meaningful connections and genuine experiences in life.

Listen to these motivating tracks by streaming them on ABS-CBN Music YouTube channel and various digital music platforms.

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