Hannah Precillas: Singing talent isn’t just about ‘birit’

Hannah Precillas

With new singers and talent search winners consistently popping up, it’s vital, Hannah Precillas mentioned, to carry her personal and at all times give her finest effort. However it shouldn’t should be a contest.

“You need to do your job properly, but not to the point of competing, and thinking, ‘I should do what the others are doing. It’s tough having that kind of mind-set,” Hannah mentioned in a latest Zoom convention for “Sadly Falling,” her newest single underneath GMA Music. “There was a point in my life and career when I was like that, and I was the one who ended up suffering.”

However because the years wore on, the 25-year-old recording artist finally discovered methods to deal with the stress.

“You have to focus on yourself. I don’ have to fake who I am. I have to examine the things I can improve, develop, and discover, so I can give people something better,” associated Hannah, who received the singing contest “Bet ng Bayan” in 2014 and completed 2nd runner-up within the Indonesian tilt “Dangdut Academy Asia 5 “in 2021.

Extra private

“Sadly Falling” is a toned-down ballad about “slowly losing feelings for a person once cherished.” “It talks about falling out of love, and unfortunately, I also went through that kind of heartache, which makes the song even more personal for me,” she mentioned.

Curiously sufficient, Hannah associated, she wasn’t heartbroken when she first heard the track from its author, Njel de Mesa. That was now not the case two years later, when GMA Music determined to provide her the track for recording.

“I was actually happy that time but felt heartbroken listening to it. They told me the song suited me. And by the time I was set to release it, I already related to it. Because I, too, fell out of love. And that helped me, because it allowed me to execute and deliver the song better.”

“Sadly Falling” cowl artwork

In contrast to her previous singles and theme songs she usually data for Kapuso teleseryes, “Sadly Falling” has a gentler vibe with Hannah dialing down her highly effective pipes till the bridge.

“I was actually happy to record the song because even if it’s toned-down, it still challenges you to make a connection with the listeners. Singing talent isn’t just about birit,” she mentioned. “I’m also happy because I had more input in the song.”

Expressing herself freely

Nerves are inevitable when releasing a brand new track, however she’s comforted by the truth that her newest one permits her to freely categorical herself. “The pressure is there but not like how it was the first time I put out a song. Now I just want to inspire people through my talent and music,” she mentioned.

Whereas she’s open to exploring and experimenting with different genres, Hannah would somewhat make gradual modifications. “It shouldn’t be a one-click change. You have to really think about what you want to do, because you can’t be half-hearted about it. It doesn’t mean I’m not willing to explore. I’m very open to trying new things,” she mentioned.

With pandemic restrictions persevering with to ease up, Hanna hopes to lastly do exhibits to advertise her new single.

“I have done a couple of corporate events and work stints for GMA Regional TV. It’s a great feeling seeing people in the crowd and hearing them cheer you on. You get to see their expressions and interact with them,” she mentioned. INQ

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