MANILA — Actress Kim Chiu is set to release a new single under Star POP amid the pandemic novel coronavirus disease.
The Kapamilya actress shared the news with her fans and followers via an Instagram post on Thursday.
Her new single, aptly titled “’Wag Kang Bumitaw,'” will be released on April 20, a day after her birthday. The actress is turning 30 on April 19.
Chiu said they made the song "months ago."
"During that time I was very reluctant to launch the song, so it was pushed back,” she explained.
She then received a text message on Good Friday from a friend who was on the verge of giving up and she remembered the song.
“I told myself, ‘I think I have a song that’s about not giving up.’ So I listened to it then I called my producer Rox Santos and told him that this is the perfect time to release the song,” she said.
“‘Wag Kang Bumitaw” is a far cry from Chiu’s usual releases which tackle love and friendships, as it reminds listeners to carry on and have faith in God’s plan despite experiencing endless hurdles along the way.
The inspirational track is written by Jun Lirios, with music by Leah Negapatan. It was produced by Star POP head Rox Santos and arranged by Michael “Cursebox” Negapatan.
“I hope this song can inspire people to not give up no matter how hard this time can be. These are tough times but when you have God with you, you know that it will soon come to pass. Just have faith and ‘‘Wag Kang Bumitaw,’” she said.