THIS FILIPINO-SINGAPOREAN SINGER-SONGWRITER TALKS ABOUT RECLAIMING HAPPINESS IN NEW RELEASE
Filipino-Singaporean singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte ventures into chronicling her struggles on reclaiming happiness on her new single “You Don’t” released recently across all digital platforms worldwide via indie label Umami Records.
Following her well-received debut single ‘Tonight’ in July, Filipina-Singaporean singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte ventures into chronicling her struggles on reclaiming happiness on her new single “You Don’t” released recently across all digital platforms worldwide via indie label Umami Records.
“You Don’t” tackles the importance of not taking anything for granted, all grounded on knowing one’s worth. “In the relationships I got involved in, romantic or platonic, I always gave so much of myself,” the R&B artist says. She continues, “Sometimes I would give so much of myself that when these relationships break down, I would feel so lost, like I lost a part of myself. I looked for happiness in other people and it was not until I wrote this song, that I decided to reclaim that happiness by finding it within myself.”
A rallying cry for self-discovery, “You Don’t” endears listeners with its compelling, soulful delivery and radio-ready pop hooks. It’s the second of a trio of singles Gail Belmonte is debuting in late 2020. The last of the series, ‘Restart’, is scheduled for release on 13 November.
The R&B/soul singer-songwriter has since been known for making music full of heart, with a voice that radiates beauty and effortless delivery. Born and raised in Singapore, of Filipino descent, Belmonte loved singing and performing from an early age and has been practicing professionally from the age of 18.
Belmonte was champion in the vocal solo category of Singapore talent competition Impresario 2016, a finalist of China Super Vocal 2016, a finalist in Mediacorp Singapore’s The Final 1 (2013), and also appeared in Season 4 of ABS-CBN’s Pilipinas Got Talent (2016). She has also made her theatre debut in Pangdemonium’s staging of the Tony award-winning musical, Fun Home, in 2017.
Gail Belmonte has also been featured on tracks by artists like fulses, thecolorfractal, Fingerfunk and Tim De Cotta, and is finally ready to put out her own music with 3 singles planned for release in 2020 via indie label Umami Records, in which she explores the effects of love, heartache, falling apart and putting yourself back together again.
Listen to “You Don’t” here: