Driven by the success of their mega-hit “Ikaw Lang” and wedding-themed track “Unang Sayaw,” breakout band NOBITA has recently reached a new milestone in their career for achieving more than 90 million streams on Spotify alone.
Having mastered the art of writing hugot anthems inspired by the universality of long-term commitment and romantic desire, the five-piece act continues to make pop-rock tunes that leave listeners in a vulnerable state. This is evident on their 2022 single “Totoo,” released under Sony Music Philippines.
Written by lead guitarist Sam Aquino, produced by Isagani Palabyab of Monostery Studio, with arrangement and additional lyrics from the band, “Totoo” articulates the uncertainty of being lost and helplessly in love. Its songwriting comes from a place of earnestness, capturing the messiness of being at the bitter end of a relationship.
“Since may hit single kami about being certain for love, we decided to take turns by making a ‘counter song’ for a love song per se,” NOBITA said in a joint statement. “Our fans, Nobibis requested for us to make a song about ‘single’ and ‘unfortunate in love’ people. We decided to take the challenge to heart.”
Laced with suave instrumentation and heartfelt vocals, the song hits harder than usual, while retaining the earworm tendencies of their previous hits. As the chart-topping music act puts it, “We just simply want to keep the NOBITA flavor in all of our tracks.”
The release of “Totoo” comes with a music video that stars veteran actor Mon Confiado and popular content creator Eya Borja. Directed by NOBITA’s frequent collaborator John Selirio, the MV explores the intricacy of reliving memories and the pain of losing someone important.
NOBITA’s “Totoo” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. Watch the music video here.