Rising singer-songwriter and record producer Zack Tabudlo is starting the year right with a high-profile collaboration featuring James Reid. The pair teams up on a soulful pop ditty written, mastered, mixed, and produced by Zack Tabudlo himself.
Entitled “Hatdog,” its swoon-worthy chorus and sterling guitar work are highlighted by the duo’s impressive vocals while showcasing their undeniable talent to tackle an emotionally captivating song.
According to the breakout recording artist, “Hatdog” is all about loving and waiting for the right person despite the other camp’s hesitation to give in.
‘It bis about giving reassurance, love, and support to the person who has mixed feelings for you. You are there for them no matter the situation is even if it will hurt in the long run,” Zack said.
Prior to their team-up, both Zack and James have worked together on the music video of the former’s hit single “Para Sa Mga Ex,” off his critically acclaimed 2021 album, Episode. It was the first time they’d talked in person. Upon meeting, both Zack and James clicked, became friends, and decided to collaborate on a music project.
“James was just very chill to work,” the artist with Spotify’s most-streamed song in the Philippines last year, revealed.
“He was very open to ideas. He really has an edge with singing as well. The character in his voice pushes out the uniqueness of how it sounds, which makes it very different from what we hear from singers and artists nowadays. He has his own thing,” the 20-year-old artist went on.
Zack finished writing “Hatdog” in 30 minutes and made James listen to it in his studio. The Careless CEO and On The Wings Of Love actor immediately loved the track, and decided to finish recording his part in four hours’ time. The rest, as they say, is history.
“We were supposed to just hangout to kind of talk about what song and style and everything else we should do,” Zack shared. “But we ended up finishing the material. I’m happy James came along and added magic to the song.”
“Hatdog” is out now on streaming platforms worldwide via Island Records Philippines.