If you were ever wondering what goes behind the scenes of BINI’s songs, look no further — Nica del Rosario is here with all the details for “Karera.”

Del Rosario, who is best known for singing and writing “Rosas,” is also one of BINI’s most frequent collaborators. Aside from writing “Karera” (Race), she has also written “Na Na Na,” “Huwag Muna Tayong Umuwi,” and many more. Earlier today, she shared some facts about what went into the making of “Karera,” and some of the things she reveal may blow your mind.

“Karera” was originally pitched to a solo female artist

Del Rosario works for FlipMusic, which in turn works with different record labels to write and produce songs for their artists. She revealed in the video that they originally pitched the song to an unnamed solo artist, but when BINI decided to pick up the song, co-producer Bojam de Belen added additional vocal arrangements to accommodate the eight-piece girl group.

The message of “Karera” is something that Nica del Rosario holds close to her heart

She also revealed that she is diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Given that the message of “Karera” is to slow down because life isn’t a race, and that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others, the songwriter said that she tries to remind herself of that every once in a while.

“Karera” was supposed to be a love song

While the final version of “Karera” is centered on self-love, mental health, and acceptance, Del Rosario shared that she was originally looking to make another love song using the metaphor of a race. It’s definitely been a blessing in disguise, and the more heartfelt meaning in the song is why it’s one of BINI’s favorite songs.

Colet, Mikha, and Stacey wrote the rap part

As BINI shared to Billboard Philippines, they were more involved in the songwriting process for their newest set of releases. “Karera” is one of them. The original demo of the song didn’t have a rap section, so Colet, Mikha, and Stacey took it upon themselves to write one after feeling that it would be fitting after the dance break.

The outro was made at the last minute

At the end of the song, they sing, “Walang masyadong mabagal, walang mabilis… (There’s nothing such as ‘too slow,’ ‘too fast).” Del Rosario revealed that they actually added that part just as the song was about to be wrapped up. Looking b ack now, it’s definitely the icing on the cake.