The singer-songwriter released the track last September and has since gained millions of streams, even most recently topping Spotify Philippines’ Top 50. In an interview with Billboard Philippines, Toneejay shares that he is entering a new era of his music, one where he re-discovers his roots and heals his inner child.
“I realize that [with] this kind of music…I remember the child that played guitar, discovered rock music on GuitarHero, or listened to The Beatles. This whole era is the rediscovery of who I am,” he says.
Soundwave is the media platform’s show that showcases the trending songs in today’s music industry. The other flagship programs of Billboard Philippines’ media channels include Studios, which features reimagined versions of an artist’s biggest hits, and Volumes, a podcast that goes behind the music and highlights the stories of different Filipino artists.
“Soundwave puts the spotlight on carefully selected artists and songs chosen by the Billboard Philippines team. This platform serves as a prime stage for up-and-coming artists, potential chart-toppers, and new hits to be heard,” Associate Producer Matthew Ong explains. “Drawing inspiration from the aesthetic of the brand’s cover, this platform offers artists a chance to be heard and seen under the global Billboard branding, providing them with a prominent showcase.”
Episodes of Soundwave are uploaded on TikTok every Monday. Episodes of Volumes are uploaded on Spotify every Wednesday, while episodes of Studios premiere on YouTube every second and last Friday of the month.
Watch TONEEJAY on Soundwave here.