ALYSON – Babalik
Babalik is about the frustrations of uncertainty in a relationship. It’s a response to the fear of having really good things happen only to be “balanced” out by something equally worse. Now that there is this new and even better relationship, the character has some doubts and just doesn’t want to lose again the same way as in the past. As noted in the song’s bridge, the line “kung ngayon ay tawanan lang at tuksuhan, bukas ba’y luhaan?”.
All of this is only happening in their head though, which is why the end of the song “returns” as the character snaps back to reality, leading to the next track in the album, “Underpass”.
About the Artist:
ALYSON is a 5-piece band from Quezon City, Philippines. The group consists of Pio Ligot on vocals and rhythm guitar, Luis Uy on lead guitar, Marcus Mababangloob on drums and backing vocals, Miguel Erfe on bass, and Easel Manes on keyboard. The band released their debut self-titled EP in 2017 with a successful release that saw them gain a following. Currently, their sound is best described as a mix of City Pop and Original Pilipino Music.
Artist information courtesy of SONY MUSIC PHILIPPINES