If you didn't know, I lived in the Philippines for a couple of years in service of my church. During my time there, I grew to love the country, the culture, and the people. Being a music lover, I looked into the music and also grew to love their music as well, also known as OPM (Original Philippine Music). If any of you are from the Philippines, you know there are two very well known female idols or singers. They are Sarah Geronimo and Yeng Constantino. I just barely discovered a cover of one of Yeng Constantino songs. It's by, what I assume is, a Korean Filipino named Yohan Hwang and the song is called “Ikaw” which means “You”. The thing that is unique about this song is it is in Tagalog and Korean. I love the Philippines and I love Korea so I decided to share this gem with you.
The set up of the song is interesting to me. There seems to be a fair shared amount of Tagalog and of Korean. But the song is beautiful as expected. I've always loved Yeng Constantino's style and when she got married, her sound matured a lot. I don't know who this Yohan Hwang is, but I'm going to keep a close watch on him now. The song itself is talking about spending the rest of your life with someone you love and just loving someone in general. This song was the wedding song, I believe, of Yeng Constantino and her husband. One thing I will say is this version seems slower than the original but maybe it's not. I'm not sure.
I hope you enjoyed this song review. Please support Yeng Constantino and Yohan Hwang. Like and share this review on social media. If you have any requests for non Kpop reviews, please leave them in the comment section. Thank you so much for your love. Thank you and I'll see you in my next review.
Here's the original version by Yeng Constantino in case you wanted to see it and compare the two songs.
Like I've mentioned before, music has no language barriers, it knows no language. I want to dedicate this section of my website to reviewing in any way, shape or form other languages of music. This includes Jpop, Mandopop, OPM, Vpop, Latin music, Russian, German, American, Venezuelan, you name it. If you think it's worth giving a listen, I'll listen to it and give you a review.