The influence of Hallyu in the Philippines is making a big impact on the local music scene. A lot of Filipinos desire to start their career ...
The influence of Hallyu in the Philippines is making a big impact on the local music scene. A lot of Filipinos desire to start their career in Korea. One of them is Christian Saraos, also known as C13. He appeared in 2018 on MBC's survival show, Under Nineteen.
With his excellent dance skills and attractive rap, he is making his own music after his stint in Under Nineteen.
Stay is a LoFi emotional song. The lyrics depict longing that you can't see in front of you but always remain clear in someone's memory. When you listen to the song, it sounds off the unique chemistry of the guitar and the sweet voice of C13. KnockLoud, a rookie production team, produced the said single.
Here's a quick interview with Christian Saraos. Learn more about him.
PinoySeoul: Can you tell us about your first single, Stay?
Christian Saraos: Stay is a song about realizing that you still love the person/people (even) when they’re already gone. The song was inspired by C13’s past relationship and the passing away of his dad.
PS: Joining Born to be a Star, and Under Nineteen, what are the things that made you decide to pursue a career in the music industry?
CS: It further solidified my dream in (sic) inspiring people, and to (sic) never give up in life despite the struggles. Seeing people smile and get together is what I wanna do in my career.
PS: How does it feel when you joined Under Nineteen? Do you feel the pressure? Any memorable experience joining the contest?
CS: It gave me a lot of pressure since there’s a lot of Filipino (sic) who wants (sic) to participate in a survival program as well.
PS: What advice can you give to those aspiring artists who want to join a contest like MBC's Under Nineteen?
CS: Always knock on the door and when that opportunity knocks back, kick the door open.
PS: Any dream collaboration/s? With whom?
CS: Jayda and Loona.
PS: If someone gave you a recording deal, and you only need to choose between the Philippines or Korea, which one will you choose? Why?
CS: Philippines. I want to show the world what we, Filipinos, can do and show them our music.
You can listen to Christian Saraos' Stay on Spotify.