Is GOT7’s BamBam collaborating with Filipino rock band Lola Amour?
Will GOT7’s BamBam add his own twist to the now-viral hit “Raining in Manila” by Lola Amour?
BamBam’s label Abyss Company and the Filipino rock band have yet to confirm speculations, but fans were sent abuzz after the K-pop idol hinted at a possible collaboration on his X (formerly Twitter) page last Monday, Sept. 18.
“Guess What? [Philippine flag emoji],” his caption read.
The post showed the GOT7 member in what seemed to be a recording studio where he’s working on a file called “Raining in Manila.”
Guess What?🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/4asIohQZpV
— BamBam (@BamBam1A) September 18, 2023
A Thai fan account even made the effort to zoom in and take a screenshot of what BamBam is working on.
Raining in Manila pic.twitter.com/wgp23bTKKk
— ♡ྀི (@noppawannn_) September 18, 2023
Meanwhile, Lola Amour reposted the K-pop idol’s photo on their social media platforms while adding three shocked emojis.
— ☔️ LOLA AMOUR ☔️ (@lolaamourmusic) September 18, 2023
BamBam and Lola Amour’s supporters took to social media to show their excitement for the possible collaboration between the two artists, with some hoping they would perform “Raining in Manila” at the former’s upcoming show.
HE WILL SING ‘RAINING IN MANILA’ 😭😭😭😭😭
LF: sponsor for my ticket to bambam’s concert https://t.co/6M6MPFSnNX
— pau 🌷 (@peppywonu) September 18, 2023
— mark SAW NIKI 🌙 (@mxrkjxy) September 19, 2023
— 🍒영재쟁 🍋 | 갓7 (@forgot7ss) September 18, 2023
Magaling mamili ng kanta di Bam, this would suit him so well. Thank you Bambam for always singing filo songs for us. Kenekeleg akoooooo https://t.co/Fu9IwJ2ejQ
— Mika (@justafangurrll) September 18, 2023
The GOT7 member is set to meet his Filipino fans for a solo concert on Sept. 22, where his labelmate Sandara Park is one of the guests.
Born as Kunpimook Bhuwakul, the Thai idol debuted as the rapper of GOT7 in January 2014. He made his debut as a solo artist in June 2021 with his first EP “Ribbon.”
On the other hand, “Raining in Manila” has been making waves with its catchy tune and noteworthy lyrics, “It’s been raining in Manila, hindi ka ba nilalamig?” The song had since spawned many covers, and had been used as background music in advertisements and “alternate universe” fanfiction stories on Tiktok.