Jay Garche first introduced himself to the music industry after joining the Philippine reality singing television competition The Voice Teens Philippines in 2020. And right now, he’s finally to kick off his career as one of Universal Records Philippines’ freshest and most promising artists with this debut single called “Hayaan Lang.”
The Bacolod born and raised singer spent months of preparation honing his incredible raw talent before finally emerging this month on the local music airwaves. “Sobrang overwhelming ng lahat ng nangyari kasi parang ang bilis lang. Parang kahapon lang ako nag-audition, ngayon andito na ako,” he recalls.
Jay said that he really felt fortunate that he was able to release such a high-quality emotional ballad under UR because he personally finds this song so meaningful. According to him, the song details a perspective of a true friend that always reminds you to keep going because bad days don’t last forever.
He states: “Yung ‘Hayaan Lang’ po is mostly about parang perspective ng friend na nagbibigay po ng message na kahit may pinagdadaanan ka, hayaan mo lang ‘yung mga nangyayari kasi lilipas din ‘yun.”
He can still happily recall how the song itself touched and comforted him while recording it.
“Noong nirecord po naming ‘yung, medyo timing din po talaga dahil marami akong pinagdadaanan noong time na ‘yon. Kaya sobrang na-touch po ako tsaka na relieve habang kinakanta ko po ‘yung song kasi napakaganda po ng message at napaka meaningful,” the young singer shares.
“Hayaan Lang” is an optimistic single that’s both soulful and powerful, making Jay assert himself as one of the most promising solo artists right now.
Aside from this very special release of his debut single, Jay Garche recently had a wonderful journey towards self-improvement and he told the whole story of it by releasing a series of vlogs on his 129,000-strong YouTube channel. A couple of months ago, he underwent Rhinoplasty and he detailed every step of the procedure and treatment in his inspiring vlogs. In case his followers are wondering if the surgery could affect his singing voice, Jay clarified it is not.
He tells: “‘Yung after Rhinoplasty, ‘yung feeling ko po dati ganun pa rin po ngayon. Exactly the same. Ang sabi po ng doctor, ‘yung function po ng nose ‘di naman po magbabago. Yung appearance lang po.”
Jay hopes that his debut as a UR recording artist along with this single will help his career take off towards a breakthrough 2022. Moreover, he expressed his gratitude since he feels fortunate and blessed after being part of the major record label.
“Sobrang alaga po ako ng UR kaya sobrang happy po ako and feel ko ang fortunate ko talaga. Parang ang swerte ko na napunta ako sa UR kasi ‘di ko maimagine ‘yung self ko na mapunta sa iba. And sobrang comfortable ako around sa mga tao rito. Yun naman po talaga ‘yung nagmamatter sa akin.”
Lastly, he hopes that this track becomes a beacon of hope, comfort, and healing for its listeners. “Kung need mo ng comfort, music is always there. ‘Hayaan Lang’ is always there for you.”
“Hayaan Lang” is out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide under Universal Records.