Daniel Padilla admits having a hard time writing his own songs

By: - Reporter
/ 11:50 AM October 07, 2020

Daniel Padilla during the media conference for “Apollo: A Daniel Padilla Digital Experience” on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Image: Screenshot from Facebook/Star Music PH 

MANILA, Philippines — While Daniel Padilla is also known to be a recording artist aside from being an actor, he admits that he has a hard time writing his own songs.

“I’ve tried [pero] mahirap. Nahihirapan akong magsulat ng kanta,” Daniel  admitted during a media conference for his upcoming Apollo virtual concert on Tuesday.


(I’ve tried but it’s hard. I have a hard time writing my own songs.)

Among the songs that Daniel is known to have sung is a cover version of Rivermaya’s “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita” and James Brown’s  “I Got You (I Feel Good).”


Daniel then said that for him, not everyone has the gift of composing their own songs.

“I think kasi ang pagsusulat ng kanta, well para sa akin, hindi rin siya para sa lahat. Yung pagsusulat, napunta yung talent na ‘yun sa kapatid ko, kay Carlito,” he said.

(I think writing songs is not for everyone. The talent for songwriting went to my brother Carlito.)

Carlito is Jose Carlito Padilla. Like Daniel, Carlito is a singer in his own right.

Despite this, the Kapamilya actor said he still tries to compose his own song.

“Ako, nagta-try ako. Naliligaw lang ako kung paano ko isusulat, saan ako magsisimula. Mas more on sa paggawa ako ng melody or music behind the lyrics,” Daniel explained.

(I try it. I’m just having a hard time how to write it, where will I start. I tend to lean on more on melody or the music behind the lyrics.)


And what can viewers expect him to sing in his upcoming concert?

“Wide naman ang aking genre naman ang kinakanta ko. We have songs from the ‘50s, we have songs from the ’70s, the ’80s, ‘90s, new wave, alternative rock, local tsaka international, ‘yan po yung mga kakantahin natin.”

(I have a wide genre of songs. We have songs from the ’50s, we have songs from the ’70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, new wave, alternative rock, local and international.)

“Apollo: A Daniel Padilla Digital Experience” is set to premiere on Sunday. Oct. 11. Tickets for the concert are exclusively vailable at for P499.


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