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‘LEFT AND RIGHT’ AND ‘MAHIKA’

The lure of 2 dreamy musical collaborations

By: - Entertainment Editor
/ 12:25 AM July 06, 2022
Scene from the music video of “Mahika”

Scene from the music video of “Mahika”

The current season boasts some truly catchy collaborations from top recording artists here and elsewhere, many of them about love and its vagaries. Our choices this week tackle two different stages of love — one that’s just about to start, and another that has just ended.

Even with no headphones on, “Left and Right,” Charlie Puth’s “dream collab” with BTS’ Jung Kook, is guaranteed to whet music lovers’ appetite for fizzy, toe-tapping pop.

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More than that, the song satisfies K-pop fans’ craving to see more of BTS’ youngest member spreading his wings and expanding his musical horizons.

Its breezy hooks aside, “Left and Right” features lyrical content tackling heartbreak, a theme that everyone can relate to. In the accompanying music video, which has amassed more than 73 million views since its release on June 24, the lovesick men are seen commiserating with each other as they continue to pine for the person “who take up every corner of my mind.”

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In the track, which was No. 1 on Spotify Philippines’ Top 50 chart as we were writing this, Charlie and Jung Kook talk about how the love they lost has stayed with them day and night.

Jung Kook (top) and Charlie Puth in the music video of “Left and Right”

Jung Kook (top) and Charlie Puth in the music video of “Left and Right”

But while Charlie wonders out loud if he should just focus on himself instead, Jung Kook talks about drinking his pain away to “forget about the things you do to me that I just can’t forget.” Indeed, in very challenging times, there’s no better company than music that brings relief and catharsis.

Spellbinding

If you were swept off your feet by Adie’s “Paraluman,” “Mahika,” his sassily realized duet with “Tawag ng Tanghalan” Season 2 champ Janine Berdin, is similarly spellbinding. The single, which was written by Berdin with Adrian Garcia, talks about a man and a woman who are increasingly drawn to each other. (Fil and Samy are credited for helming its music video.)

While their whimsically told budding romance progresses, Adie’s soothing rendition gorgeously complements Janine’s expressiveness even more as they sing about an unforced love story that plays out like free-flowing poetry: “‘Di mapigil ang bugso ng damdamin ko/ Mukhang mapapaamin mo/ Nagpapahiwatig na sa ‘yo ang damdamin kong/ Napagtanto na gusto kita … ”

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