Meet The Next Big P-Pop Artist In The Philippines, Mona Gonzales

Sony Music Entertainment and ShowBT Philippines Corp., the company behind award-winning boyband SB19's success, are introducing an international pop star with immense potential.

With a whopping 17 million TikTok followers and viral anime soundtracks, breakthrough artist Mona Gonzales is among the leading prodigies in the industry.

Making her entrance in the music scene is “Always Remember”, a vibrant tune that emphasizes self-appreciation and courage to prevail.

This track captures the youthful essence of K-Pop/J-Pop with a confident flair, aiming to rally listeners with its catchy melody and professional aura.

“The way I personally describe it is something like a soft pop rock for me,” says the promising TikTok sensation turned P-Pop star.

“The sound of electric guitar with a pop style beat is dominating through the whole song. The style is not really new, but the sound is unique in its own way. It’s a little different from the OPM that we’re used to. I think that makes it interesting.”

Oh Won Lee, a veteran in the industry who has worked with renowned K-Pop acts like Stray Kids, SHINee's Taemin, and Wanna One, as well as SB19 from the Philippines, brings us "Always Remember".

It's an empowering song featuring refreshing summery melodies and minimalistic instrumentation. The result is a captivating take on P-Pop - creatively unrestrained and sounding so effortless.

“Pinoy Pop Music doesn’t really have a certain and specific style and sound." says Mona.  "Most of us new artists want to be unique. That’s true for me, but I want to add a new flavor and variety along with the existing Pinoy pop music right now. And with every Pinoy music artists, we will prove that P-POP can expand. And then people will talk about how the Pinoy pop music has evolved, its potential and where it can go.” 

The song introduces a visually dynamic music video, which metaphorically depicts Mona Gonzales' journey as an artist who still has much to explore and develop.

It was filmed in various locations across the Philippines, featuring its stunning landscapes, as Gonzales dances, sings, bounces, and strides with the enthusiasm of someone who is ready to make their mark on the world.

By Dom Holiday - November 29, 2022

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