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Friday, November 6, 2020

Review: Nadine Lustre's 'Wildest Dreams'

Image courtesy of Instagram: james

Review by Atty. Ferdinand S. Topacio

WILDEST DREAMS (2020, Careless Music)

Starring: Nadine Lustre, James Reid and Massiah

Directed by: Dominic Bekaert

Executive Producers: Lox Valiente and James Reid


A NOT SO WILD RIDE

Not to be confused with Taylor Swift’s chart-topping song of the same name, wherein the wildly successful American singer-songwriter implores her former lover to remember her “in your wildest dreams”, Nadine’s latest opus is what she calls a “musical album”. Or as her press release claims, “it consists of six music videos that come together as one short film.” That having been said, this author thinks it would not be unfair to treat it as a movie.

Which is a shame. Because taken one by one, the six music videos are above average in production values, and can very well stand on their own. Unfortunately, strung together to create a movie, the work fails to gel into a coherent whole. Instead, it feels like a disjointed phantasmagoria, and what little thematic unity it tries to achieve is quickly lost, diluted in a claptrap of sound and light vainly attempting to simulate high aesthetics.

To be sure, the visuals are nothing less than arresting. It is evident that much effort and expense has been put into ensuring that the costume, props and lighting are no less than excellent. By this work, Nadine, donning carefully-selected clothes and accessories that totally become her, completes her transformation from goody-two-shoes to one of the glamorati. The generous heaping of state-of-the-art visual effects, coupled by the use of enough smoke to double the pollution level of Metro Manila, make for sequences that are dreamy, surrealistic, sometimes even mind-blowing. Paired with Nadine’s elegant stage manners and talent for physical pageantry, the resultant product is admirable.

But then, it is one thing to watch a superb three-minute music video, and another to sit through a thirty-three minute “musical album” with the same visual texture droning on and on. The producer makes an effort to run a common thread though the songs as they segue along, using as his device voice-overs stating certain philosophical thoughts, or Nadine making declarations of being an independent woman. “I give myself permission to trust my vision”, she intones, and proceeds, in short order, to allow herself “to be free”, “to be with other people”, etc. The attempt at profundity falls flat, though, and comes off as pretentious. Even the foray into environmentalism, via a narrated modernized myth of Nature as a “Diwata”, is not visited with much success.

Nor does the music stand out from the rest of other offerings. Nadine’s shift from mainstream pop and dance to a new sound – an amalgamation of chillwave and cloud rap, among others – may be a sign of her artistic growth, but it may alienate a significant chunk of her fan base, to whom such music may well go over their heads. Besides, her reading of the genre is middling at best; the homogenous tonality of all six cuts, sorely lacking in hooks; and the poetry of the lyrics which will sound esoteric to many, will become monotonous quite quickly. What will sustain interest are the visuals, but in the end, as I have said, they too shall begin to grow old: all gloss and glam rather than any meaningful mise en scene.

All told, Wildest Dreams may be Nadine’s dream of breaking from her past as one half of a tweetums love team, a declaration of her independence (from both James and Viva Films?) and the latest stage in her never-ending transmogrification. It may be her fondest dream at the moment, but the outcome is tame and tepid, hardly wild. This is a movie only for the most hardcore fan. In the middle of the film, Nadine paraphrases Blaise Pascal’s “the heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.” Thus, this review must end with a quote from the early film Annie Oakley (1935, RKO Films), which perfectly summarizes Nadine’s efforts: “Close, Colonel, but no cigar.”

311 comments:

  1. She tried to be Beyonce, Solange, SZA, FKA Twigs and Chloe x Halle but failed miserably.

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    1. Nadine forgot to include legit voice in making a music album.

      One can produce a pageantry of pretentious garb in music videos, but it's a waste if the voice doesn't stand out.

      Music - Voice

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    2. And your comment is so miserably

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    3. She failed? Is she even do to try it? Lol

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    4. HUH? sabaw ka gaya ng idol mo na trying hard 1:57am

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    5. Don’t forget Ariana Grande. This is why OPM doesn’t breakthrough in the international scene. Copycats lang halos yung mainstream artists. Such a shame.

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    6. Walang effort si queen nadine. Bongga talaga sya.

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    7. itagalog mo na lang yan siz 1:57

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    8. 1.52 ang narrow ng perspective mo sa music. Music is not just projecting one's vocal prowess. Music is self expression and making connection with the listener.

      Maraming singers ang di magaling vocally, and at the same time walang iisang standards ng magaling na singer.

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    9. 10:04 bakit? Di mo intidihan? HAHA

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  2. Mukhang intestine yung font,humabol sa Halloween. Haha

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    1. art ang buong video na gets mo ba lol

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    2. 1:48 gurl font ang tinutukoy ni 1:24, not the video itself. But yeah, may pagkaoff topic sya

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    3. Asusss pati font pinagiinitan ng mga inggit. Wala ng iba?

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  3. Well these “critics” can be haters or praisers. While many others liked it, there are some few that don’t. Personally me, my girl, and basically most people I know find it very nice.

    It’s also very refreshing to have a local artist na ganyan ha. So sana imbes na i-down ng iba, and expect something like Grammy’s level, sana na appreciate nila na this is a first from a local artist.

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    1. i-appreciate na gaya-gaya at nonsense? lols

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    2. Let's not enable mediocrity masquerading as high-quality just because we want to say it's refreshing. There's always room to improve and we should improve. Will it still be the same when performed live? Because you know how JaDine performs live...they can't.

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    3. “ This is a movie only for the most hardcore fan.”
      Enjoy :)

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    4. So as long aa "first from a local artist" bawal magsabi ng totoo?

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    5. LMAO some Filipinos have low standards noh?

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    6. Agree with you, I’m not really a fan of this kinda genre but I appreciate the work and effort that was put into creating the album. Haters just love to hate.

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    7. 1:25 is one hardcore fan, hahahhaha. enjoy!

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    8. To each his own. If you’re happy and you appreciate it, good for you. We don’t, but good for us too.

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    9. True. Mga haters lagi lang naman silang andyan para pumuna, and lagi naka abang like now andito sila. Lol. But maganda nga actually, not a jadine fan, pero I’m becoming a Nadine fan now. Astig nya. And tama, first time may nag ganyan s local artist that makes it more impressive.
      My niece who is in a band from canada actually watching it now, na curious tuloy siya who is nadine and followed her on IG. She liked it too.

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    10. 2:45, low standards? Eh obviously gaya gaya lang naman sa American music videos. Di low standards ang pinoys. Over the top umay lang talaga ang pagkagawa.

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    11. @1:51AM Correction, James can perform live.It’s Nadine who can’t

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    12. @1:51am james can perform live his ex cant lol

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    13. Critics are there to point out what needs improvement. You fans can flatter her all you want but it is important to have someone tell her the truth. That is, if she wants to improve.

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    14. Yup dapat i-appreciate nga yung ganong visual at production kaso di na sabayan ng boses.

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  4. Pretentious, natumbok no Attorney

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  5. Naka 1M views na yung visual album dahil sa mga haters at bashers na nanood din !!!

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    1. Moira got 3m in a day partida walang "fans club" yun ha. Kayo todo kayo mag streaming party tapos 1m in 3 days? Lmao try harder 1:38am

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    2. Lol 2:47 chill ka lang, the point is na hit yon 1m mark. Porket na achieved ni moira na mabilis idadown mo yon iba. Ang important they tried and they achieved it naman.

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    3. 2:47 not bad.

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  6. As always, she's a wannabe.

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    1. Haters gonna hate but admit it you got curious and watch it hahaha

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    2. Yes we got curious, watched it and now we're disappointed. She's always been just a hype lol 12:14

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    3. 12:14 You are correct. I got curious, watched it and regretted spending my time on nadine’s video. It was so hard to watch. The fierceness and sexiness were so forced. Maybe if she stopped trying to be cool and stopped being so self conscious and just let it all out, it would’ve been interesting.

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    4. Really these haters saying they watched it and hated ut but was able to finish it? If you hated it you wont even be able to watch 1 minute of it.

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  7. Trying hard na nga mag looking foreigner, trying hard pa mag pa kahollywood celeb

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    1. Pinanood mo ba yung visual album? Kasi the themes were Filipino, drawing from folklore. Even Nadine herself looks very Filipino, no gluta unlike most celebs.

      Pag ba high level ang production, trying to be foreign na? How little you regard local creatives naman.

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    2. Ah sino nagsabing trying hard? Mga bashers* ayy oo nga pala hahaha

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    3. 7:27 Napanood mo rin ba na dollar nga ginamit kaysa na sa currency natin? Hihi

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  8. come on bashers manahimik kayo maganda talaga pag kakagawa knowing na pinoy pa gumawa nakaka proud talaga

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    1. Yung pagka-gawa meaning James and his team. How about the voice of the singer? LOL your comment clearly shows it's all about the production team and not Nadine herself that is good. 1:47am

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    2. hahaha be proud all you want no ones stopping you 1:47am

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    3. Sino ba nagsabi na hindi? Maganda ang gawa sa ginaya sa bawat international artist

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    4. Knowing na Pinoy pa gumawa... please, others can do AND SING better.

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    5. 1:47 maganda nga ang visual sino bang nanglait ng gawang yan? We are just disappointed sa boses ng singer, Too much autune and bad intonation ang issue.

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  9. Hindi lang sila sanay sa ganyan genre..gusto mga pabebe o kaya naman mga hugot lang..

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    1. naintindihan mo ba yung review baks? kalowka.

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    2. Anong di sanay. Wanna be American music videos lang yan e.

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    3. Genre talaga? Haha

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    4. I listen to underground artists who could do so much better. Try again.

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  10. Sana linagyan ng subtitle lahat kasi hindi malinaw yung ibang narration ni Nadine sa video

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    1. Invest in better speakers or earphones

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    2. Naririnig nman besh but napaka ipit ng boses nya.

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    3. I myself heard it clearly, so i think either panget speakers mo or mahina comprehension mo

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  11. WOW๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Just wow! grabe very artistic ang JaDine talaga di magagawa ng ibang loveteam yan im not bashing just saying the truth na iba talaga ang JaDine very artistic sobrang galing pinoy gumawa nyan nakaka proud

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    1. Ano raw? Kaloka maisingit lang talaga ang pagcompare sa iba lol

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    2. Oo na tard. At kelangan mo pa talaga ibaba ang ibang artists para lang maiangat idols mo ano? Wawa naman,

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    3. what are you saying? mediocre talent nga jadine. mapa sayaw kanta acting. bare minimum lang

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    4. So bakit need i-compare sa ibang lt?

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    5. 'Yung ibang LT na kahit ipit-boses din kumikita pa kesa sa JaDine and may actual fans.

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  12. Kayo naman it’s catered for her fans, from the start kung ayaw nyo Sana hindi nyo na pinanuod.

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    1. Well, she was trying to break the mold para makakuha ng larger audience. Sadly, she fell short. A week from now it’ll fade into oblivion and will only be remembered by her hardcore fans.

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    2. If she was aiming for a larger audience, she would've stayed with viva at continued making the same insipid music na click sa masses. Both in music and filmography, it's clear nadine is after self expression and artistic merits.

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  13. Her never-ending transmogrification.. true. Hope this is the last Nadine nahanap mo na sarili mo. O baka mag cosplay ka naman ng ibang peg lels

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    1. How sad na you think of growth as something that shouldn't perpetually be aimed.

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    2. If that's what makes her happy, why not? Ganun talaga ang buhay, we don't stop finding something

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  14. Oh Well mas gugustuhin k naman sya kesa kay ai-ai,

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    1. Ganda ng comparison mo. Agree naman ako. Hahaha!

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    2. Hoi grabe ka kakatapos ko lang kumain kakabagin ako sa yo 1:55

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  15. In fairness, impressive ang reviewing chops ni Atty. I like how he writes ha. Also, sorry to say but yeah... bullseye.

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  16. Who is she again

    ---- CETSUDON ----

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    1. nasa title yung name nya. as if hindi mo alam. hindi bagay sayo maging snotty if your name is Catsudon.

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  17. Yon uncut version nyan-nagising sya sa huli kaya nga wildest dreams. Pero masyadong syang tacky and messy, definitely not an art film. Maraming abubot na pwde naman na hindi isama kaya ang gulo lang talaga yon concept. Atchaka what's up with the dead face expression from the beginning till the end ganon lang mukha nya. I give it a 2/10 nageffort naman si ateh pero it failed visually, some of her songs are ok naman pero hindi worthy na ilagay sa playlist na ulitulitin mo pakingan.

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    1. girl di mo lang na gets haha very artistic kasi and malalim yung meaning hindi sya typical lang. di mo na gets kaya wag ka mema

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    2. Artistic pero super babaw ng lyrics hahahaha 6:45

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  18. grabe ang production and effects, ginastusan pero yung performer herself - susko walang talent, mediocre ang ganda super trying hard! nag-aura aura pa haha.. cringey -- pang die hard faney lang talaga --

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  19. Maganda yung beat nung ibang songs. Imagine mo kung si Sarah G kumanta no? Sayang kay Nadine, ipit yung boses.

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    1. Lol. Kabaduyan, isipin ba naman si sarah g sa songs na ganyan... Hindi bagay! Wag ng ipilit. Nadine and sarah both have their own style.

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    2. 5:03 Mas lalo namang TH-looking kay Nadine who can’t sing well to save her life.

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    3. Nadine wrote most of the songs, and arranged sya according to her range. I dont even know kung san nanggaling yung sarah g kasi there's barely even any birit at all. Sang part mashoshowcase ni sarah g ang range nya if sya kakanta ng songs ni nadine?

      Anyway, it's good that you were able to appreciate the songs regardless. Hope you can avoid making nonsense comparisons in the future tho, para mas maappreciate mo

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  20. pinoy crab mentality as its finest... bravoo...dami inggit talaga, krisis n nga, pandemic na, hays...sad life kayo..

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    1. And? May karapatan naman pumuna kahit may crisis at pandemya. It's OK na hindi lahat magaganda ang mga reviews at opinions. Lesson yan para mag improve siya.

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    2. 2:51 better improve your character developement first! Inggit

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    3. 2:51 improve yours first please?

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    4. Iba ang inggit sa honest. So pipilitin mong magustuhan namin 'yung walang kalatuy-latoy nyang noses? Sanay ka sa puchu-puchung quality?

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  21. kumanta p siya auto tune din nman, ni iba nga ang boses kahit sa narration, di ko halos marinig n si Nadine...

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  22. kudos to director but to be honest, sana kumuha si james ng may legit singing talent para total package and walang tapon, if nadines into singing mag voice lesson muna siya parang kinakaen niya yung sinasabe niya dito mas nakaka appreciate yung visual kesa sa song. hoping na sumikat yung Dominic Bekaert, he is so good sana ganito ang abs cbn, mag explore ng ibang director no? or better makipag colab sa careless ni james marami siyang underrated talents hindi lang nabibigyan ng opportunities, hilig kasi sa loveteams eh! hay nako. charot

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    1. I totally agree. The whole concept was really nice but nadine did not deliver. Bakit ganun siya lagi kumanta she hardly opens her mouth and you can tell that its throaty ipit pa. I cannot stand watching it kasi the voice was really horrible. I used to love jadine but theyve really gone way out of what theybused to do. I still love james though. Nadine should stop doing all those fillers cause she cannot really show emotions on screen anymore. I love james effort but i think he got the wrong artist to do the song.

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    2. Parang walang difference yung nakabuka yung bibig nya sa nakasarado.

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    3. Ok lang yan kung ipit bibig nya sa video lip sync na lang yun. Ang problema yung sa actual recording sa studio ni Nadine, wala sya boses coming from diapraghm. Tanong natin kay Coach Lea lels for professional opinion

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  23. Bingi nga ata ako hinde ko maintindihan kinakanta niya I watched it kasi mas napansin ko ang mga Aura Aura niya sa video na ito kysa kumakanta siya. Promise kaya wag niyo ako awayin opinion ko ito

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    1. Kinakain nya kasi ang lyrics. Trying to sound foreign to the point na di na maintindihan.

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  24. Idk ha pero dati naman nagagandahan ako sa voice niya. What happened now? parang di na maintindihan tapos puro auto tune. Pang visual lang talaga. Poor James mukang walang return of investment

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  25. Filipino audience will never be happy for kapwa pinoy unless it is done internationally. Then they will be quick to say "proud pinoy here". Pag excel outside of the country at nirecognize ng ibang lahi dun lang pupurihin ng kapwa Filipino. It is a sad reality. At malabo na yatang mabago yan.

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    1. Marami nga dito pumupuri sa gawa ng pinoy na visuals ah. Di nga lang sa singer.

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    2. Let’s give credit to the prod team pero let’s be real, mas deserve ng real artists na legit good singers & performers yung ganyang production. Edi sana naka 14M na ngayon like Moira’s song.

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    3. 2:44 Hindi naman, ako I’m proud of lea salonga, sarah geronimo.. you know, those with real singing talent. Si sarah na shy in real life, grabe maka project pag sumasayaw. Si nadine kasi masyadong self conscious kaya hindi maganda ang labas. She thinks if she opens her mouth too wide, if she moves too much mawawala ang pagiging cool and mysterious niya. On the other hand, they are very bold and daring to try out something new like this.

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    4. We need the production team, not the singer. Ilagay mo si KZ dyan, kahit si Moira, patok 'yan. We need people who want to give their best and take singing lessons. Hindi 'yung pa-cool and feeling foreigner na ipit ang boses.

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  26. Voice wise fail. Honestly di ko maintindihan yung lyrics sa bibig ni Nadine. I watched it out of curiosity.

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  27. Jusko ito na yun? kung ano anong papromo nito tapos sinali pa si James sa video para makahatak ng fans tapos ito lang yung end result? Wahahaha tapos yung fans syempre will claim that this is a masterpiece, a first of it's kind blah blah. lmao

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    1. Artistoc nman talaga besh kaya lang wrong choice of singer. Lol, ang ganda ng concept actually, kulang sa boses c Nadine. Baka mas maganda ang kinalabasan id iba ang kumanta.

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  28. Maawa ka Nadeng ipasa mo yung mikropono sa legit singers. Ok ka backup neng o video mowdel. Sa trots lang.

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  29. With all the auto tune and sound effects, can't really hear her singing voice anymore.

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    1. So gusto mo accapella ha?

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    2. Girl Nadine can sing but she’s not a singer. Sana si kz tandigan na Lang binigay . Sayang ang visuals promise sa true Lang 1006

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  30. Great production, flat singer.

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    1. This but the fans arent ready for this conversation

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  31. Manunuod muna ako mga besh, lol, bago ako mangbash. ๐Ÿคญ I will be back.

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    1. ako nanood. di ko tinapos. acquired taste talaga si nadine.

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    2. 8:12 Acquired taste. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Funny but true!

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    3. I am back. Lol, lagi kong fastforward kasi ang haba pala ng video jusko! Artistic wise ang ganda kaya lang c Nadine yung pagkanta masyadong manipis yung boses na hindi tugma sa visual nung video. Basta puro awra lang sya. Hay, baka ibang artist mas papatok pa to. Sayang lang kasi ang ganda ganda nung concept. At sa lahat wag nyo ikumpara ang mv kay Moira kasi she is one of Phil artists na nakakalagpas ng 100m views sa yt ng isang kanta which is kunti lang nakakagawa nyan.

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  32. di ko nga tinapos. parang ang dark. ang boring at pretentious. yun ang glamorosa ni nadine pero yun production hindi. ganun

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    1. exact word pretentious... pa legit pero mas legwak qualify.

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  33. the sound of her music reminds me of Nancy Jane, pinoy made din pero catchy ang beat and distinct sa bawat songs. itong kay nadine sa totoo lang parang pare-parehas lang. ako lang baaa? hindi rin catchy yung beat.

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    1. Tsaka hirap imemorize ng lyrics beh. Malamang kahit si Nadine di nya kaya i-live yan mga kanta nya na walang teleprompter

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    2. Thanks for introducing Nancy Jane to us. She is LIT.

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    3. Naalala ko tuloy si Nancy Jane aka Nancy Castiglione nung naglabas sya ng dance music album

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  34. In short, pa deep si ateng. Pero fanneys nya mababaw ang comprehension.

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  35. Madami pera si James to produce for the love of his life - Nadine. Inggit lang kayo!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA 3:12AM okay sabi mo e

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    2. Wag ka na umasa sa break na. Masakit. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    3. 3:12 aside kay James, Nadine is their (Careless Music) biggest artist. So common n pag-effortan siya

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    4. Pag walang return on investment at puro gastos lang, saan pupulutin ang Careless MNL? Careless nga, walang business acumen eh.

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  36. Humaygad, ke haba haba pala. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iniiskip ko nlang kasi ang daming ganap. Maganda nman but yung boses nya ang nipis at napaka loud nung background music ba yun. Ah basta pinanood ko at wla akong pasensya sa ganyan kahabang video. Lol

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  37. Agree in pretentious. This is CMM music, James music. Nadine is riding on James kind of club music. It’s not Nadine. It’s all James and his group.
    Funny hindi kaya ng enunciation ni Nadine. Lels

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  38. Beyonce of the Philippines daw si Nadine? Yan ang
    100% Wildest Dreams !!!

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  39. Aww curious pa naman ako dito pero with the comments here I am contemplating if its worth my time. Wanna listen pa naman sa full album. Your thoughts?

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    1. Unlike what some of her fanneys say, I don't like it but I encourage you to watch and form your own opinion. Let down nga lang

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  40. Cringe ng video. Pero i get it. Oo gsto nia ilabas totoong sya. Sawa na sya may nagmamando sakanya like before. So gawin niya gusto nia. Prang bye VIVA and ABSCBN before nung otwol. Gawin ko gusto ko. Sawa na sya sa kaplastikan ng showbiz

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  41. 3:10 hahaha natawa ko. Totoo yan.

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  42. Kudos to James and his team. But unfortunately, Nadine's voice failed

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  43. I like the videos artistic ginastusan pero the music is forgettable, magastos ito gets ko ito trip nila pero long lasting impact sana kung maganda yung song at ok yung singer

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  44. Total Failure!!!! Kawawa naman si Nadine, hindi na alam kong anong gustong tumbokin sa career nya. Two flop movies na magka sunod and then working hard on this album pero waley pa rin. Magpahinga muna sya, sa totoo lang! Sorry sa mga fanney nya. Better luck next time.

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  45. All aura - no substance. They focused on the visual aspect way too much.

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    1. They forgot to send her off to do voice lessons lol. Nakalimutan ata nilang music album to. Hindi lang visuals. Kala nila makakaya ng auto tune. May mga tao pala hindi tinatablan ng auto tune grabe.

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  46. Marunong naman sya kaso more on auto tune. But maganda naman ung visuals kaso kinulang si girl.more voice lessons pa pls. D pa huli.

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  47. Hayyy miss ko na yung Hinahanap-hanap era at No Erase. For me yung ang peak year talaga ng Jadine.

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  48. I tofally agree with this direct to the point critic. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    Trying hard to be beyonce, lady gaga, taylor, but totally failed

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  49. Bakit di nalang isupport ang OPM artists like Nadine kaya siguro hindi umaangat ang opm dahil puro negative lagi nakikita niyo try to look in the beauty of it hindi yung lalaitin niyo. Iba yung nanggaya sa inspired lang.. at walang masama don. Buti pa yung mga kpop artist todo support kayo kahit di niyo kalahi pero yung opm binababa niyo. Wala na talaga pag asa opm sa pinas daming laitera.

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    1. Oo nga, 'no? When it comes to kpop the support is almost effortless. Kung tutuusin, kpop is just a watered down, cultural appropriation of black music pero wala man lang lumalait sa kanila ng ganon dito. Pero pagdating sa local artists, agad gaya-gaya ang sasabihin. Ganyan ba talaga kadaling ma-condition ng isip ang mga Pilipino? Tinataas pa ang iba samantalang dito, waley.

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    2. Awts, nag critic pa nman ako dito. Lol, but I don't like kpop. True din nman sinabi mo. Hay, anyway alam nman natin na sa Pinas basta imported mas ginugusto.

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    3. Good points 8:27 and 2:06. Di ko gets ang hate. Ok naman yung video. Pang international yung beats. Nadine's voice was a little weak but come on, it's a dance album. Hindi kelangan bumirit sa singing.

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  50. Ang bitter naman. Porket umalis na si Nadine sa Viva. Frozen delight what?

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  51. I respect attorney's opinion. But I would still give points to Nadine for trying something different. People may see it as her being wanna be, but I do see her own style in all she does. The auto tunes are the rave right now and it's not a crime to do it too. Even other artists do it too. People always say her voice is mediocre but I can list a lot of local artists who sings way worse than her. Bash all you want guys but Nadine is making her dreams come true whether you like it or not. I applaud her for that.

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    1. 10:01 i do respect yours. I just hope n your cofans would stop saying n she's the best singer since shes not. But i really appreciate/like the visual of this album.

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    2. "Auto tunes are the rave right now" - LOUDER please, for the diehard auto tune KPop fans.

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  52. Great stroryteller, ganda!

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  53. Gusto ko ito eh, creative minds

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  54. She's a real artist

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  55. Amazed! the message I received from that visual album makes me feel better about myself.

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    1. 10:12 That’s great. If you may, please share what message you got from the visual album. This is not sarcastic comment but a genuine one.

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  56. ganitong mga music yung dadaan mo lang sa youtube pero hindi mo gagawing collection pang soundtrip. lol

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    1. Truth 10:24. Pang visual lng tlga ito, hndi maganda ang kanta(voice nya)

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  57. This is a 100 times better sa lahat ng mga music video na na-release ng starmusic/viva na green screen lang sa true lang tayo pero may hate padin grabih

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  58. Sobrang deserve yung 1M views kesa dun sa mga content na naglalaba tapos nakaka-25m views. Bakit ba pag si nadine favorite ng bashers

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    1. Ay darling wala ka na magagawa kung naka-25M views yung naglalaba. Leave her out of this, wala sya kinalaman dito. Not a hater, I admire Nadine's artistry in this video, pero iba-iba ang opinion ng mga tao, can't please everybody, afterall. Wag na lang i-trigger yung fanbase ng iba para less toxicity. :)

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    2. 11:14 ay gurl, wag ka crabby dyan. Respect k n lng.

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    3. I don't even like the naglalaba kasi her content encourages mediocrity din pero this album is a fail.

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    4. 11:14 karma niyo ata beshy tingnan mo nga walang connect nilait niyo pa. lol

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  59. Andami-daming pinoy singer jan na di ko pinapa-kinggan pero di ko naman bina-bash, bat kayo magaaksaya ng time mag-bash kay nadine kung ayaw niyo sa kanya???

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    1. Bash ba yan? Thats called the truth.

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    2. 12:30 truth? Lol the truth is very inggit ka lang haha

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    3. Truth does hurt much. Sorry die hard faneys, your Ms. President can't sing. Aura o liyad yes, but not singing!

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    4. 12:46 The truth is if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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    5. 3:31 3:19 the truth? Nadine is somebody, while you still no body. As what nadine said hater in this pandemic era still no character development lol

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    6. 3:19 please do research first about what truth is truly means, so you can know the different between truth and opinion lang. GO!

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  60. Kudos to nadine. Truly an artist๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  61. wala na pala sya sa viva buti naman sa viva! good luck sa career neng !

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  62. A for the effort at sa paggastos para sa mv atleast hindi katulad ng mv ni maymay na nasa isang place lang tas aura aura hahah. pero nadine sana mag voice lesson ka kung totoong sinasabi mong passion mo ang music.

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    1. 1:22 Para nga wlang interes si Nadine s voice lesson kasi matagal n yun inaadvise s kanya noon nsa viva p sya or nung nagsisimula p lng sya.

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    2. Jusko! Sana ang ginagastusan ng mga producers yung may talent sa pagkanta. Dinadaan kasi sa dami kuno ng fans.

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  63. Okay naman pinanuod ko muna tlga bago ako humanash hahahaha.. Ganda ng visuals.. Okay naman din lahat pwera pag naffocus si nadine hahhahaha! Feeling ko bibigay tahi sa bibig ganon levels pro all in all okay naman. Pro ung uulit ulitin malabo.

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  64. I tried watching coz yt recommended it but I wasn't able to finish it though. First track lang tas naweirduhan na ako sa gusto niya iparating. Inantok ako or clueless lang talaga ako sa music genre niya. Sorry

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  65. It looks like an expensive college project to me. It was fine, all were executed ok, there some shots can be improved though. but the voice?

    I would appreciate best if the song went to KZ Tandingan or Jake Cyrus as an experimental switch genre. from there it will be more like real interesting and bold track release in my opinion.

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    1. Tama. Yung mga legit singers natin. Now that’s world class!

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  66. Mas malinaw pa ang English ng bts sa kanta nila dynamite kysa sa pag kanta ni Nadine Dito promise Wala ako naiintidihan sa kinakanta niya. It’s more focus on her dancing and modeling. At the visuals chenelyns

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    1. Hahaha same kaya nga di ko tinapos. Auto tune much si ate mong nadya

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  67. Walang kinalaman yung visual album nya sa mga songs nya lyrically speaking especially if their aim is to pay homage to Philippine Culture na to the point nagmumukha na syang forced masabi lang na presenting as “atin”, nagmukhang for aesthetics na lang yung PH Culture na pinakita nila. And also, yung poetry nya wala ding kinalaman sa songs nya. Another point, considered pa bang visual album ‘to if 6/11 tracks lang ang may visual? Another point pa is, yung music nung mga tracks na ooverpower nya yung heavily auto tuned vocals ni Nadine. Yes, maganda yung visuals, set the standard talaga visually para sa local market pero the songs don’t make sense at all talaga, the album is also very one note lyrically. Maybe,,, the “visual album” (kahit 6/11 tracks lang may visuals pero you do y’all) would make sense kung papanuorin mo sya without sounds.

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  68. Lyrically speaking walang kinalaman sa visuals.

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  69. Maganda ang beat ng ibang songs. Beat lang ha, kasi halos di ko naman marinig at maintindihan ang kinakanta ni nadine.

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  70. I watched it yesterday and I couldnt finish it. I'd rather watch some other OPM songs of Ben&Ben, Moira and even the jeje rappers. No offense meant to Nadine, she tried her best. The visuals are really something to applaud, I like the story telling, the beat of the 2nd song, (coz I wasnt able to finish it) are great for the OPM standards. I always make sure to watch 1 music video of OPM songs to support our local industry.But with Nadine, what lacking is her voice. I already know she's not really a great singer and I used to enjoy her old songs with James before, but this new album, nagmukha syang trying hard. I've read the comments and gosh, daming bashers duon from Bey fans. I honestly dont care if the concept was copied, after all uso naman yan eh, kaya lang nd powerful ang voice nya kung saan mas maganda sana kung kalevel nila KZ Tandingan, Sarah G or even Morisette Amon ang voice nya.Yung lang ang opinion ko.

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  71. Baka IN YOUR DREAMS NADINE

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  72. Binabash nyo lang kasi si Nadine eh. Labo nyo.

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  73. "..it is one thing to watch a superb three-minute music video, and another to sit through a thirty-three minute “musical album” with the same visual texture droning on and on"

    The opposite for me. I checked it out of curiosity but stayed because of the beautiful visuals (fashion, animation(!), vfx, set design). I hope the local music industry takes notice of how a music video can be elevated.

    In terms of the music, not really a fan at the first listen. But after re-watching the video, some songs grow on you and have come to like them such as Ivory and Dance with Danger. Her music may not be for everyone but the video was really worth it.

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  74. mas better sana kung hiniram ni james si sarah or kz, panalo ang visual tumagilid sa singer. hahaha

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  75. Proud that opm can do this very creative visual album

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