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Nicole Asensio Presents: ‘Sana Masaya Ka’ – A Heartfelt Christmas Duet with Jeffrey Hidalgo

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Nicole Asensio Presents: ‘Sana Masaya Ka’ – A Heartfelt Christmas Duet with Jeffrey Hidalgo

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Get ready for the festive season with Nicole Laurel Asensio’s latest Christmas duet, ‘Sana Masaya Ka,’ set to release on December 1. Teaming up with iconic OPM artist Jeffrey Hidalgo, this bittersweet original captures the essence of the holiday spirit.

The song narrates the poignant tale of former lovers navigating their first Christmas apart. Nicole’s soulful vocals, paired with Jeffrey Hidalgo’s distinctive tone, create a harmonious blend over Gabe Dandan’s meticulously arranged instrumental backdrop.

The collaboration was a spontaneous creative endeavor, born during a late-night session filled with holiday inspiration. The duo, accompanied by producer Gabe Dandan, crafted a classic OPM feel with slow jazz accents, resulting in a Christmas duet that promises to be a timeless addition to the season’s repertoire.

The recording process was a laid-back yet highly productive affair, taking place at Nicole’s home studio. The collaboration not only brought together two remarkable voices but also showcased the talents of other musicians, including Lawrence Nolan, Ted Amper, Carlo Mikhail, and more.

Jeffrey Hidalgo, known for his versatility as a singer, actor, and director, expressed his excitement about returning to the Christmas music scene after 25 years. The unexpected collaboration with Nicole and Gabe was a welcome surprise, adding a unique touch to the recording process.

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The lyrics of ‘Sana Masaya Ka’ delve into the complexities of relationships, making it a relatable and heartwarming addition to the holiday season. The recording, mixing, and mastering were meticulously handled by a talented team, ensuring a high-quality listening experience.

As the release date approaches, Nicole, Jeffrey, and Gabe look forward to sharing their musical creation and spreading joy during the holiday season. ‘Sana Masaya Ka’ is not just a song; it’s a heartfelt wish for happiness and merriment, resonating with the universal theme of love and goodwill.

So, mark your calendars for December 1 and get ready to embrace the spirit of Christmas with ‘Sana Masaya Ka’ – a beautiful collaboration that transcends genres and brings a touch of warmth to the season. Wishing you all a joyous and harmonious holiday!”

Song Credits:

  • Lyrics: Nicole Asensio
  • Music: Nicole Asensio, Gabe Dandan
  • Musical Director: Gabe Dandan
  • Drums: Lawrence Nolan
  • Bass: Gabe Dandan
  • Guitar: Gabe Dandan
  • Piano: Brad Coronel
  • Rhodes and Hammond: Gabe Dandan
  • Violin: Carlo Mikhail
  • Cello: Ted Amper
  • Additional Strings: Mike Dizon
  • Woodwinds: Carlo Mikhail
  • Vocals: Nicole Asensio, Jeffrey Hidalgo
  • Backup Vocal Arrangement: Gabe Dandan and Nicole Asensio
  • Backup Vocals: Gabe Dandan, Nicole Asensio
  • Recording Engineers: Gabe Dandan, Nicole Asensio, Jess Fermino, Mark Enriquez
  • Mixing Engineers: Angee Rozul, Waxie Joaquin, Ek Santamaria
  • Mastering Engineers: Waxie Joaquin, Ek Santamaria”