For OPM Acoustic Princess and Kapuso singer Princess Velasco, the vow to hurdle obstacles and weather storms with your significant other is immortalized in her latest single under GMA Music, ‘Ang Ating Pag-ibig,’ released today, November 19.
Written by her husband Mark Herbert Rosario in 2013 as a gift on their wedding day, Princess felt the need that the message of the song is worth sharing to the world, whether you’re a couple in love or an individual feeling the love from family and friends.
“The song was written by my husband in 2013. The first and only time it was performed in public was during our wedding. It was his surprise to me. Una ko siyang narinig nung wedding reception namin. The song is not just about us. It’s about love. It’s about finding the person you’ve been praying for, waiting for, and the promise to stay with that person despite anything that the world or universe throws your way,” says Princess.
Princess also explained that her contribution to the song is the second verse. It was her answer to her husband’s words and melody.
“Parang sinagot ko lang ang words niya. Before I presented it to GMA Music, I recorded it with my guitar and sent it to him and sobra siyang natuwa. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to it kasi ‘pag nahanap mo ang ganung klaseng pag-ibig and kapag pinakasalan mo ang tao na ‘yun and the commitment is there, you can weather any storm and I want to share that with others,” she says.
Filled with melodies of love, the song takes Princess back to her wedding day when she was standing by the church door ready to walk the aisle and marry her husband.
“Naalala ko ang moment na nasa labas ako ng pintuan ng simbahan tapos hindi ako makahinga and kinakabahan ako. Ganun ang nafi-feel ng bride, excited ka na kinakabahan na hindi mo maintindihan. It’s a day I will never forget. It’s one of the best days of my life. Hindi perfect ang marriage namin and I am really thankful to God na because of our love and our commitment, we now have three beautiful children,” says Princess who is a wonderful mother to Kobe, Milo, and Sari.
Princess considers “Ang Ating Pag-ibig” as not just a song for your husband or your wife but a song for your loved one, whether it’s your child, your parents, or your friend.
“Ang Ating Pag-ibig” is now available on Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, and other digital stores worldwide.