Lucas Garcia, Matty Juniosa, and Enzo Almario, collectively known as iDolls, are treating fans with their respective new singles all under Star POP. The talented trio was formed after their stints in the hit reality singing competition Idol Philippines.
Lucas is offering his own powerful and emotive take to the 2018 Himig Handog 5th Best Song “Tinatapos Ko Na,” originally interpreted by Jona. The fresh version was arranged by Iean Inigo and transports listeners to the sad yet hopeful journey of a person going through a failing relationship.
“This is my first ever revival, and I’m honored because Ms. Jona also sang it. I also experienced the song’s message, and it also became the theme song of the K-drama ‘The World of the Married Couple’,” shared Lucas on what makes the song special.
Matty, meanwhile, explores the bliss of young and expressive love in the original song “Sayaw ng mga Tala,” written by Danielle Balagtas and produced by Star POP head Rox Santos. The track tells the heartwarming tale of a person who has been devotedly in love with a special someone for so long, until it blooms into forever.
“I love that it has storytelling. I think I added my own flare to it in that even if I haven’t been in a relationship before, I sang it in a way that I focused on the song’s message instead of the high notes,” said Matty.
Finally, Enzo puts his own spin on the 2017 Himig Handog 3rd Best Song “Extensyon,” initially interpreted by Inigo Pascual featuring its composer Aikee. The song touches on the tensions surrounding ex-lovers, especially when they come across each other again. Enzo’s version was arranged by Theo Martel.
“What makes it special is that I’m singing on a different perspective. The person that I’m singing it to can be a girl or a guy. The beat is also faster, and in this version, I also did the rap part,” explained Enzo.
Lucas, Matty, and Enzo all joined the launching season of “Idol Philippines” in 2019. Lucas was proclaimed as the runner-up, Matty finished in the top 12 while Enzo reached the top 20. They have been releasing covers of songs like “Dalaga,” “Hanggang Dito na Lang,” and “Mabagal” as the group iDolls since the competition’s conclusion.
Listen to Lucas’ “Tinatapos Ko Na,” Matty’s “Sayaw ng mga Tala,” and Enzo’s “Extensyon” on various digital streaming services.