Juan Karlos sings about regrets from a past love in new song ‘Boston’

The Filipino singer-songwriter said he "had always wanted [a song with] a simple treatment with a touch of complexity"

Filipino singer Juan Karlos Labajo has dropped his latest single called ‘Boston’.

Released on all major streaming platforms today (July 30), the emotional track relates regrets from a past love. It revisits an old memory with a former flame and runs with the
fictional idea of “what could have been” if decisions in life were done differently, per a press release.

As the verses go, “Inaaming minsa’y aking iniisip / Ang mga bagay na maaaring naging / Mga ilang taon na rin ang nakaraan / Kay dami nagpapabagabag sa isipan”.

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Labajo sings: “I admit that I sometimes think / Of the what-could-have-beens / Many years have gone by / A lot of thoughts have come to mind”.

In its accompanying music video, Lajabo performs the folk-rock anthem in a moving pickup with the northern strip of Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) in the background. Watch the ‘Boston’ clip here:

Labajo recorded ‘Boston’ alone in his home studio without his band. He said that he had “always wanted a simple treatment with a touch of complexity”, adding that this stripped-down song captured his personal vision as a musician.

‘Boston’ is the 20-year-old musician’s first release of the year. Prior to this project, he came out with the 10-track album titled ‘Diwa’ in 2020, which included previously released songs like ‘Kalawakan’, ‘Sistema’, and his collaboration with rapper Gloc 9 ‘Sampaguita’. Labajo followed the full-length record with the single ‘BLESS Ü’ in the same year.

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