Glaiza De Castro with Max Importunate (left) and Xian Lim

By Carissa Alcantara

Singer-songwriter Glaiza De Castro and Filipino rapper Max Importunate team up for a fresh track called “Tawid Dagat.”

The song features a mixture of hip-hop, alternative pop, and synth wave. The track unfolds a story of not giving up on love — notwithstanding challenges embedded in the undulating journey that comes with long-distance relationships.

Written by Glaiza, the narrative was inspired by her long-distance relationship with her partner, David Rainey, during the pandemic.

The development of the record served as Glaiza’s way of telling herself not to give up on the relationship despite the challenges anchored in the situation.

“Tawid Dagat” music video will be directed by Xian Lim, who’s also her co-star on the GMA show entitled “False positive,” the rising director also shared how excited he is to direct Glaiza’s music video in an Instagram post.

Glaiza and Max Importunate exemplify a diverse artistic style. The former exhibits a ravishing mixture of rock and glam, while the latter features the vigor of rap music and love songs.

““Hindi ako sure kung lalagyan ko ba siya ng second stanza so when I submitted the song to OC, I asked kung sino yung bagay kasi na-envision ko rin na may rap parts siya. They suggested Max and when I met him via Zoom, I told him the story behind the song. After a few weeks, may lyrics na siya,” Glaiza explains.

The collaboration between the artists for this track showcases their ability to stay true to their roots and simultaneously deliver new sounds and experiences to their listeners — chiefly generated by the prowess of a collaborative work that significantly influenced the evolution of their artistry.

Published under O/C Records, Tawid Dagat is produced by Glaiza alongside Kean Cipriano. Mixed and mastered by Hazel Pascua. Other creatives behind its production include Wendell Garcia, Rommel Dela Cruz, and Marc Silva.

“Tawid Dagat” is available for streaming on all digital music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

Watch the official lyric video of “Tawid Dagat” here:

Source: Manila Bulletin (