Folk-pop duo Letrang Norte has a new digital single that earned a spot on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Philippines playlist.
The track “Hahanapin Mo”, released November 4, is the group’s third single this year, following “Tamachine” and “Salamat Na Lang Sa Lahat.” The duo’s debut “Kalma” came out in 2021.
“‘Hahanapin mo’” is a love story turned into a heartbreak,” informed the boy and girl act. “It talks about a long distance connection between two potential lovers, with the perspective of the song being set on the one having doubts and hesitations on love and committing.”
The single is released under Widescope Entertainment. The singing-songwriting tandem of Louie Kem Anthony Babaran and Rebecca Ruth Resuello penned and arranged the track.
Letrang Norte is benefiting from the solid support of their label’s executive producer Vic de Vera, supervising producer Neil Gregorio, and A&R manager Ebe Dancel. Yes, the hitmaker who fronted Sugarfree in its heydays is among the creative and corporate geniuses backing up the duo that won as grand champion in a national songwriting competition spearheaded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
“Hahanapin Mo” features Rebecca Ruth on acoustic guitar and drums, and Louie Kem on guitar, bass, and piano, with their beautiful vocal blending carrying much weight. The two mixed the song with the help of Rojh Dychangco Baquiran who mastered it.
Letrang Norte further expressed, referring to their latest record, “What starts off as a leap of faith in love, turns out to be a move too late, because ‘may nauna na pala.’ The chorus resonates feelings of regret and bitterness, but as the song progresses, the message of acceptance brings it to its end.”
Interestingly, both of the group’s multi-talented members belong to the healthcare community. Louie is a registered nurse, while Ruth is a registered pharmacist.
Letrang Norte translates to ‘Lyrics of the North.’ Both Louie and Ruth are from Cagayan province, serving as producers and sound engineers for Northern Root Records.
To stream and download: https://orcd.co/hahanapin_mo.