Dreamy Valentine ballad from JC de Vera
There’s more to JC de Vera than his chiseled good looks—and his debut single, “Langit na Rin,” affirms this.
With smooth and soothing pipes that are more serviceable than the Autotune-refined efforts of, say, Alden Richards and Paulo Avelino, the 29-year-old actor is gearing up to stretch his performing wings further by releasing the carrier single of his upcoming solo album, “Stellar.”
“Langit na Rin” doesn’t just recall the soul-drenched early ballads of Janno Gibbs in the late ’80s and early ’90s (“I Believe in Dreams,” “Isang Tulog na Lang,” with Manilyn Reynes), it also proves that JC can proficiently carry a tune that requires him to rise above schmaltz and scale its melodic ascent with increasing degree of difficulty and confidence.
If you’re done appreciating JC’s heretofore little-known singing ability, you can bask in the warmth of the radio-ready song’s dripping romanticism as it describes the heady exhilaration of unrequited romance—it’s perfect for the Valentine season!