JROA ADMITS STRUGGLE IN COMPOSING SONGS BECAUSE OF CEBUANOS’ “TASTE” IN MUSIC

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19-year-old Cebu-native, singer/songwriter, JRoa, admits he struggled in writing his songs because Cebuanos are “hard to please.” When asked about how he manages to compose songs that caters the taste of Cebuanos for music since Cebuanos are very hard to please, on his recent press conference at the Quest Hotel in Cebu City, last Friday, August 30, 2019, he simply agreed and admitted the struggle he went through crafting his songs and making it relatable to many especially to Cebuanos that he even got himself thinking if his songs are “classy enough.”

Roa who is a former member of the Filipino rap group, Ex Battalion, now pursues a solo career and has recently released an EP, “Amgo,” which is a Bisaya word that translates to “realizations.” It contains 5 songs which are entitled, “Lagi,” “Muli,” “Andiyan,” “Natatangi,” and “Itutuloy.” He decided to name his EP in bisaya to honor his Cebuano roots and even spilled that creating it became his outlet in dealing with his anxiety and panic attacks.

Roa also shared that he’s working on a “music production house” that could help budding local artists in their dreams of being a part of the Philippine music industry. | AMT

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