It’s the thrill of the chase, the giddy feeling when you are slowly falling in love with someone, and then suddenly, you decide to wait and watch things unfold.
Actress and singer Crystal Paras celebrates the beauty in waiting in her latest single under GMA Playlist, “Hintay,” released on Jan. 21 on various digital platforms worldwide.
“This is a very sweet love song. It reminds me of the early parts of a relationship, very vulnerable ang lyrics. Coming from a woman’s perspective, if I heard it, ise-send ko siya sa crush ko or sa taong gusto ko,” says Crystal.
Produced and released by GMA Playlist, “Hintay” was written by Rina Mercado. Crystal says that she was immediately drawn to the song because of its catchy tune and relatable lyrics.
“It’s very relatable and straightforward ang lyrics. There’s a certain thrill in waiting especially when it’s the early stages of a relationship. I think it has a nice message that it’s not bad to be straightforward, to be the one to tell your feelings sa taong gusto mo. If I can’t put my feelings into words, I would send this song to the person I like,” she shares.
Throughout her career, Crystal continues to prove herself not only in singing but also in acting after being part of StarStruck Season 7 in 2019. Since then, she has appeared in Boys Love series Boys Lockdown, Love of my Life, and The Lost Recipe. Soon, she will be part of the network’s live-action adaptation of the hit anime series Voltes V Legacy as the love interest of Big Bert played by Matt Lozano.
“It’s my first time to actually be in a love team. Excited na ako na mapakita talaga ang story namin ni Big Bert. Matt and I are really good friends. Nu’ng malaman ko na magiging ka-love team ko siya, ang saya-saya ko kasi feeling ko magkakasundo kami and excited ako na makatrabaho siya,” she says.
She also shares that being part of GMA Music’s sub-label GMA Playlist has been a surreal experience and she is grateful for the opportunities handed out to her.
“Ever since I started with GMA, one of my projects with them was to sing soundtracks for GMA dramas. Napakagaan ng loob ko sa kanila, they’ve all been so nice to me. To be one of their handpicked artists for the label is surreal to me. I’m just really glad to be releasing songs under them so thankful ako sa GMA Playlist for opening so many doors to me,” shares Crystal.