Maraming salamat kay Jackie Dosmanos!
It’s easy to imagine the pressure on Gloc-9, the rapper otherwise known as Aristotle Pollisco, to put up a follow-up to his best-selling “MKNM” featuring the anthem of 2012 “Sirena.”
For his seventh release, Gloc’s got stellar collaborators in Rico Blanco and Regine Velasquez at the top of the list, with the video of the first single, “Magda” (featuring Blanco) already being hailed for its cinematic potential.
But “Liham at Lihim” is all about the music and lyrical content and overall, lesser-known contributors stand just as tall as the A-grade music makers. In “Hindi Sapat,” an ode to moms everywhere, Gloc and rising star Denise Barbacena deliver an emotionally charged “thank you” note to the first lady of every decent home. “Tsinelas sa Putikan” featuring Marc Abaya is a stark reminder of the struggle against the powers that be, with the final clincher “Minsan ang paglaban ang natitirang paraan” sounding the alarm of just resistance.