2021 was a year of musical growth for breakout artist jikamarie, whose rise to fame began on popular app TikTok. The singer-songwriter took her music to elaborate and personal spaces, then brought her listeners along to her own brand of addictive musical trip. While doing so, jikamarie has also taken her music videos to a whole new level of aesthetic treat, starting off with debut track “Lutang.” Following the release of her first hit song, here comes “Kailangan ko ng…” to make for a strong year for this artist-to-watch.
What lures people into jikamarie’s world is her willingness to share her vulnerabilities within her lyrics. It’s simply hard to not get affected by the realizations of “Kailangan ko ng…” jikamarie has created an almost-anthemic track whose sound conjures the feelings of emptiness and desperation, hitting its listeners right where it hurts.
“Kailangan ko ng yakap / kailangan ko ng halik sa’king pisngi / Kailangan ko ng ugong ng malamig na tinig”, sings fast-rising artist jikamarie on her latest single. According to Jika, “‘Kailangan ko ng…’ is a pop-rock track that is written from the point of view of someone desperate for affection. The rigidness of the instrumentals shows the adamant need for a sliver of “love”, or at least settling for a bit of attention. It exhibits the toxicity of someone who feels that they’ve been deprived of love and happiness and assumes that that will only be found when you find yourself a significant other.” The single marks jikamarie’s second release under her home label Warner Music Philippines, preceded by Lutang’s remix EP which featured LUSTBASS, timothy run, Squid 9, DJ Young, and fellow rising artist Paul Pablo.
Jika’s sound and delivery have always been 10/10. It’s about time we tell our friends to not sleep on jikamarie and what this girl has to offer. Demonstrating her and her brother/producer’s writing and production chops, jikamarie has started taking off and blowing up across social media one release at a time. 2022 seems set to be jikamarie’s year if she continues this momentum. A journey she and her growing fanbase are due to take.
You can now stream jikamarie’s “Kailangan ko ng…” on your digital music platforms. For the latest updates on your favorite musicians, follow Warner Music Philippines on their social media pages.