Alexa Ilacad turns past heartbreak into song

Lyka Nicart - The Philippine Star
Alexa Ilacad turns past heartbreak into song
Alexa Ilacad
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Alexa Ilacad has dropped her new pop ballad single Paano, a song she wrote when she was dealing with her first heartbreak.

Coming fresh from a broken heart back in 2016, Alexa hit the Notes app on her phone to type all the feels she was feeling and all the “how’s” going through her head, in one sitting, during a “senti” rainy car ride.

“I wasn’t really into writing songs back then. But I didn’t know how I could channel my emotions. I had so many questions in my head at that time because of the heartbreak situation,” Alexa related during a recent virtual press conference.

“You know how we can get really senti with that perfect car ride in the rain. So sabi ko, ‘You know what? I’m just gonna get my notes on my phone and type whatever I’m feeling,’ so then I asked ‘Paano? Paano?’ everything, all of that,” she continued.

After going through her notes, Alexa thought of turning her pain into a song with the help of her best friend producer and Gracenote vocalist Eunice Jorge.

“I really wanna take a song out of this pain that I’m feeling, para naman may silbi ‘yung sakit,” said Alexa.

Alexa refused to identify who broke her heart in 2016 but admittedly shared that her most recent heartbreak was during her stint as a Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate.

“It was inside the PBB house, not naman heartbreak talaga, may napagdaanan din inside that made me sad, love-wise,” said Alexa but without naming anyone.

Should she stage her first major concert in the future, Alexa would like to have Gracenote, fellow PBB housemate KD Estrada, Off The Record artists, her OPM idols, as well as friends I Belong To The Zoo and Moira dela Torre to join her.

Paano, released under Alexa’s uncle and veteran producer Ricky Ilacad’s music label Off The Record, is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and all digital platforms.

Meanwhile, to celebrate the release of the song, fans of Alexa and her fellow PBB housemate set up a billboard in Pasig.

“Oh my gosh. YOU GUYS! I’m speechless. Thank you! What have I done to deserve this,” she responded to her fans on social media.


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