“Ever since bata po ako, mahilig na po ako kumanta. Siguro na-hinder lang ‘yun kasi s’yempre hindi naman po lahat ng tao sobrang galing ng vocals noong pinanganak pa lang, siguro may konti – one in a million!,” YouTube vlogger/actor turned singer Benedict Cua laughed as he told Random Republika his history as a singer. “Ako, I needed to attend trainings. Na-discourage lang po ako at times kapag may sinasabi sa akin na matanda na ako para mag-aral pa mag-sing. Pero tinry ko pa rin,” he continued. It was when people started clamoring for more of his song covers that he finally gained confidence in the craft.
The online sensation is proof that hard work does pay. Benedict just renewed his ties with record label PolyEast Records as he promises to create more music for his followers. The renewal marks another milestone in Benedict’s career as the label also releases the new single, “Something Beautiful,” now available on all streaming platforms.
“It has been amazing working with Polyeast. I never thought I’d be able to build a new family that encourages one another to push their limits. Polyeast was the first music label that believed I am capable of creating music, and the relationship I’ve had with them made me want to strengthen this rapport even more,” Benedict shared.
Benedict’s new single, “Something Beautiful” penned by Polyeast artist Izzeah talks about a refreshing start of a much deeper relationship with the person you cherish the most. It talks about a person who never believed himself until he met someone who saw his flaws as something beautiful. With that, he now sees himself as someone capable of loving. As Benedict says in the song, “Everyone is capable of creating something beautiful.”
“I’m at this point in my life where I’m just thankful for whatever I have. I’m grateful to the people that surround me every day, and I honestly see that anyone can make something beautiful out of the smallest things in life. The song is not just about romantic love, but it’s about the essence of being able to love freely.”
In June 2020, Benedict’s first-ever single under PolyEast Records titled “Di Namalayan” was released at the height of the lockdown and has reached almost a million streams on Spotify. The song was penned by singer/songwriter and labelmate TJ Monterde. “I’m so happy to have finally experienced recording in a formal studio with a professional sound engineer and a vocal coach. Unlike the first single, which I recorded at home inside my closet using just a regular microphone. The experience is surreal!” Benedict said.
Benedict started sharing random videos on YouTube in 2018 and now one of the country’s most impactful content creators. As of this date, Benedict has amassed following of over 1.58M loyal 3.2M followers on TikTok, and 614K on Instagram. He has also played a supporting role in GMA 7 series “Anak Ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday.”
“I’m planning to create more content for my channel still but at the same time explore more ways to improve on my music. I want the learning to never stop,” he said.
The full version of “Something Beautiful” is out now on digital stores.
Check out this official music video on Benedict Cua’s YouTube channel:
You may also get updates by following: Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok: @PolyEastRecords and PolyEast’s official Facebook page (facebook.com/PolyEastRecords).