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Aug 24, 2021
To Breathe Anew: ACEL Releases Her Self-Produced Single

Singer-songwriter Acel Bisa van Ommen, who is known for OPM hits “Torete”, “Pag-Ibig Kong Ito,” “One Love” and her version of Rico Blanco’s “Your Universe” now releases her self-produced single on her birthday bringing a new sound and a cry from her heart that mourns with those who lost their loved ones in this pandemic.

This track offers a sound that is very different from the organic pop-rock sound Acel is usually known for. This new single will take you back to the 80s era of synths and beats. It’ll give you that vintage vibe mixed with modern pop stamped with Acel’s signature melodies and vocals. This will be the first track of a collaboration project EP that Acel has been working on with four different producers. This particular song entitled, “Bawat Paghinga” is a collaboration with 21-year-old music producer, Gil Andrie. “When I heard one of Gil Andrie’s works on Youtube, I looked for him on Facebook and asked if he’d be open to collaborate with me. He said it would be his first time to work on a slower song tempo and he would love to take on the challenge.” Acel ruminates. 

Gil Andrie

Gil Andrie is a music producer based in Cebu who started his music journey when he was just 9 years old doing beats and remixes. From 2013 to 2015 he started working more on EDM and original songs and gained more experience when he started collaborating with other indie-artists.


In this track, Acel also asked Yeng Constantino to be the vocal producer of the song.
“It is really better if there is someone who’d check on you while recording vocals. They hear something that you don’t hear and so you get more ideas with regards to better phrasing and adlibs,” said Acel. ‘Bawat Paghinga’ centers on the grief of a love that was lost and the transition of deciding to move on to continue to live and breathe anew. It’s about making the decision to not dwell on the pain of the past so one wouldn’t lose his/her own life emotionally.

“This season has brought so much tears caused by numerous deaths and loss. This is my way to cry and mourn with those who lost their loved ones and are fighting to move on - deciding every day to continue to breathe and live even in the absence of that loved one.
Healing takes time, and this emotion of sadness moves like waves that come back again and again, and we will never know when we will get to that point of complete healing and
acceptance. My song is my embrace to those who are grieving. They can shout out that pain along with me as I give that last cry at the ending of the song. I grieve with them and I pray for that healing and comfort from Heaven to flow as we let go.” Acel expounded on what the song is about.

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