If you haven't heard "Gusto Kita" sung by Kelvin Miranda and Ally Gonzales, I suggest you do so on Spotify and other streaming platforms. We had the opportunity to talk to them a few days ago in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. It turned out to be very romantic that some of the press were wondering... if there's something else between the two artists. Or are they just friends?
Here's our coverage on video:
Ally says "I'd like to thank Mr. Gino Padilla for the wonderful song
that we were able to collaborate in. Kevin is such a good person, very
much a gentleman. He's also very fun to talk to, and I'm just grateful
to have been able to work with him. Originally we were just looking for
the song where Kevin and I would be able to sing together. We all liked
"Gusto Kita" and we tried to revise it a couple of times to fit what we
wanted to do because this wasn't intended to be a duet. I'm still very
young, I just turned 18. I remember the days when my Mom used to teach
me how to sing. I was also able to train with Coach Keith Martin and his
wife. I was put under the wing of Vehnee Saturno since I was around
13-14. I had difficulties maintaining my low notes and that's what I had
to train hard for. I also have a voice coach in case I also needed to
do more training because this is a continuing thing, I need to learn new
songs almost every day. I don't compete with other singers, I compete
with myself because I want to improve and become better. Self
love is the key, because if I had that, I'll have confidence and I feel,
it all starts with myself."
Kelvin adds "The song was awesome, and it has recall. When I first heard it, I knew that it was a good opportunity to do our version of it. Ally is very sweet, I'm very happy that she's beginning to achieve her dreams in such a short amount of time. Ally already knows her music, her genre, I had the chance to choose this Filipino song in a long list we had for covers. I am really grateful to have been able to work with Ally on this single. In our group, we talked about what we need to do covers for, something that fit our personality, something that we can interpret and connect with. In this generation, any music is a little hard to sustain because people are looking for new things everyday. This is done differently, I realized how I wasn't listening much of OPM songs but this made me realize there's so much out there to listen to. Hopefully I could do both acting and singing, train for it, because I know experience is the best teacher. When there are opportunities, I don't want to pass on them especially when it's on GMA. This chance to partner up with different actresses, singers, it's part of how I could develop as an artist."
The version was something off a teen romance novel. It kinda makes you feel all fuzzy inside and wish you also had someone say the line to you. Again, "Gusto Kita" is available on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Their music video is also available at the GMA Music YouTube channel so go ahead, indulge on what could be a start of something big. I would want to see if this could start some new show, or series for them. I bet their respective fans would want to see that. This is under GMA Music and Universal Records Publishing.