Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Julien Drolon Would Make You Phil (Feel) So Good!

Julien Drolon is a man with fair complexion, pointed nose and beautiful eyes - just by looking at him, you would know that he is not from Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao - he is not a Filipino, but he sings song in tribute to our country. Isn't that amazing and touching?




The first time I heard the song, I already like the guy. I am not the best person to ask about music, but hey, I love the beat and the lyrics, and the way he pronounces "the Philippines".

Doing a little research, I found out that he first landed on the Philippines in 2007, and like any other musicians, and tourists, he fell inlove with our country. He came back in 2009, and started his music career with the aim to promote peace through melodies.

His music would make you want to stand up, grab a cocktail and sashay your way to the dance floor. It has this feel-good effect. He considers Jason Mraz, Bob Marley, Jamiroquai, Donovan Frankenreiter, Patrice and Asa as his musical influences. Drolon performs on stage with his equally-talented Filipino band composed of Girlie Capulso (back up vocals), Enzo Queyquep (lead guitar), Joseph Duenas (bass), Leal Nanca (keyboard) and Joven Palencia (Drums).

Julien Drolon's debut album entitled “JULIEN DROLON… PHIL SO GOOD” would be released in May 2011, followed by a series of tour in the Philippines.



I meant to add the song file in this blog post but I cannot find/I don't know how to embed. Anyway, you can check the Facebook Page and listen to the song there.

Sharing the lyrics so you too can Phil So Good (feel so good)!

PHIL SO GOOD Lyrics

Paradise islands, white sand beach
Tropical jungles where tribes still live
Land of Rizal and the guitar strings
Gotta find some time to live it here

I am in the Philippines x 3
And I feel so good, so good

People speak tagalog, sometimes taglish
They love to have fun, they know how to live
With a warm welcome, they will make you feel
Like it is your turn to smile and sing

I am in the Philippines x 3
And I feel so good, so good

comma down selectah…
seat back relax uminum ng beer
itaas ang bote isigaw ang cheers
lay back, while listenin smooth jazz and
feel the cold breeze and keep the wheels blazin
cause all we need is a time to relax
ihanda na ang serbeza lets drink some wapak
sige sige dont stop, non stop ang saya
pag-katapos ng lahat libutin luzviminda
tawagan mo na si jo and i will text julien
hatakin na si joven all over again
cause the best thing in life is life and that’s true
huwag hayaan ang saya lagpasan ka nito
take a zip just a trip and take a deep breath
libutin tiaong gubat all by your self
fiyah grill, cold beer, lay back and chill
watch the daet sunsets thats the thrill
sounds cool huh

I am in the Philippines x 3
And I feel so good, so good
Boracay in summer, I went there twice
Wanna feel colder, go to the rice terraces
Palawan is where I took my love
She wanted a romance under the sun
Surf is the best in Siargao
You can also dance up to Malasimbo
And when I need a break from Manila
I got a secret place that I won’t say to ya

I am in the Philippines x 3
And I feel so good, so good

Song Credit:

Julien Drolon: songwriting english part/vocal/production
Leal Nanca: songwriting tagalog part/ rap/ keyboards
Jojo Duenas: Arrangement/ bass
Enzo Queyquep: Guitars
Paolo Santiago: Drums
Girlie Capulso: back up vocals
Recorded at Tracks by Angee Rozul
Mixed and  Produced by Angee Rozul


Check out more updates on Julien Drolon at www.facebook.com/jdrolon, www.myspace.com/juliendrolon and www.twitter.com/juliendrolon12

UPDATE! I just found out that the Phil So Good can be downloaded from http://www.orangemagazinetv.com/. Yeah, time to update your playlists!

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