MANILA - Singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel has been tapped for the theme song of the upcoming film "Heneral Luna," which features the story of military man Antonio Luna.
Dancel wrote and sang "Hanggang Wala Nang Bukas" which, he said, was inspired by the film's message of hope, courage and passion.
"I think there should be a little of General Luna in all of us," he said, adding, "Let us not be afraid to stand up for the things we believe in."
Dancel went on to share the story behind the song.
"It took me a few weeks after watching the movie to figure out what to do next. I came up with the line, 'mamahalin kita hanggang wala nang bukas,' because it captures how I feel about the movie -- hopeful and tragic at the same time. From there, I did the basic melody and most of the lyrics at a beach in Romblon. Once I got home, I finished the song and sent Jerrold the demo," he said, referring to the movie's director, Jerrold Tarog.
"It took a while for me to totally get over my initial reaction," he recalled. "I was excited, sad and inspired all at the same time after seeing the movie. I, too, tend to be extremely passionate about the things I believe in."
Dancel was also the one who wrote "'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak" for the Chito Roño film, "The Trial."
Watch the teaser trailer for "Heneral Luna" below.