Award-winning singer-songwriter Dwta has just premiered her latest single, “Pauwi Na ‘Ko (Dito Ka Nalang)” [I’m Coming Home (Just Stay Here)].

The newly released track tells the story of the “excitement of going back home and experiencing a love filled with comfort and security” using the languages of Bikol and Filipino.

“Since I speak both languages fluently, why not just mix them?” She shared in a press statement. “When they hear a Bikol verse, it instantly transports those who don’t understand Bikol into a different world, creating a magical feeling. It’s like letting them experience Bicol through the song.”

According to the singer-songwriter, the song was written on a night before a trip back to Bicol. It was inspired by the feeling of coming home and being with friends and family. She was able to finish the song in less than two hours.

“’Pauwi Na ‘Ko (Dito Ka Na Lang)’ is a song where not only the lyrics but also the melody tells a story. It transports you back home or into the arms of your loved ones. The song talks about the feeling of wanting to go home or just wanting that person beside you wherever you go forever; the excitement of seeing your loved ones or tasting their home-cooked meals. This feeling was what I felt upon writing the song,” she said. A lyric video for the song is also set to premiere today (May 31) on YouTube. Watch the visual here.

In other news, Dwta was a guest on Billboard Philippines Volumes earlier this month, where she talked about a variety of topics, including what it’s like championing Bikol music on the national stage. She shared, “Lalo na kapag nasa Manila [ako], since hindi naman lahat ng audience sa Manila or mga nag-aattend sa gig…nakakintindi ng Bikol. So kinakabahan ako kung magugustuhan nila yung mga songs ko since it’s written in Bikol.”

(Especially when I’m in Manila, since not everyone in Manila or those who attend [my] gigs…understand Bikol. So I get scared thinking about if they like my songs since it’s written in Bikol.)

Listen to Dwta’s “Pauwi Na ‘Ko (Dito Ka Na Lang)” on Spotify below.