Rising singer-songwriter CESCA narrates a mythical love story between the moon and the sea in her newly dropped album “Balse ng Gabi.”
The folk-pop album has eight tracks all penned by CESCA and produced by Star Pop label head Roque “Rox” Santos.
“The tracks are told in the perspective of the sea, with stories of young love, giddy rumors, slow dances, unsaid secrets, betrayal, isolation, and reconciliation that all lead up to an unspeakable kind of love,” she explained. “This is for the ones who love lore.”
“Balse ng Gabi” is also the title of the album’s key track, which is CESCA’s collaboration with another Kapamilya artist Maki. It is a love song that speaks of loving bravely despite unsteadiness. “The song shows that love is about trust, consistency, understanding, and adjustment. Though they are under compromise, their love will never be,” she shared.
Other tracks in the album are “Pamahiin,” ‘Sabi-sabi,” “Himig ni Isa,” “Pakiusap,” “Sigpit,” “Tahan Na,” and “Buti Na Lang.”
CESCA is known as the poster child of this generation’s woes and wit. She smoothly mixes Tagalog and English while penning emotionally mature lyrics. She made her debut last year with the single “Lovesick (Pagmahalasakit)” which landed her on the cover and top spot of Spotify’s Fresh Finds Philippines and got featured on OPM Rising. Her song “Kung Makakapili Lang” is one of the theme songs of “Dirty Linen.” The visual and multimedia artist also formally launched her “Travel” EP early this year.