I recently discovered this Filipino band, “The Juans,” this month and I already know they are worth listening.
First, I heard “Hindi Tayo Pwede,” it was so painful and yet good. The lyrics are so powerful because the writer is making a point that it is about forced love. We tend to love someone because we have that, “kilig,” factor even though there are signs that this love is not worth keeping. However, some people still continue to pursue that love and at the end, we get hurt.
Then, I heard “Itutulog Na Lang,” which talks about sleeping the pain away. Most people can relate to this because we hope that the pain will go away if we sleep, and yet when we wake up, the pain is still there.
The song that really hits home is, “Hatid,” because it is about being a reasonable person and a gentleman by letting go of someone you truly love because if that will make them happy. One of the hardest moments to realize is to see someone you love, love someone else. The song, ‘Hatid”, truly illustrate the kind of love of letting go. It hurts, but it is what it needs to be.
There are other songs also that are quite powerful and sad. New songs such as, “Sirang Plaka,” “BTNS,” and “Pangalawang Bitaw,” also provides that, “ang sakit,” theme when listening.
However, when I saw the, “UMAGA LIVE,” on Youtube, I knew that this band is not your typical Filipino love song band. This video illuminates the real pain of being broken, but they gave a hopeful message, that at the end of it all, the real happiness comes to the heart of worship. Watch until the end:
I knew something was up when I was listening to them because despite of the sadness of the song, there is a hopeful spirit behind the song, especially the album, “Umaga.” They have that Hillsong Young and Free vibe when they play their music. After watching, “Lumalapit,” it says everything why I vibe with their music because it is Spirit Filled Words. It is hopeful despite the pain that we go through, Jesus loved us first. That’s the message!
It may sound cliché, but Jesus knows your pain. They might be sorrow through the night, but joy will come from the mourning. My fellow readers, if you are broken, remember that JESUS LOVES YOU, and He knows your pain.