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Luna and Apollo touch on unrequited love with new single "Ba't Ba?"

Gradual crescendo of emotions, coupled with heartfelt lyrics, encapsulates the bittersweet essence of unreciprocated affection.

As Valentine's Day approaches, and the anticipation of reciprocated affection remains unfulfilled, Luna and Apollo's latest single, "Ba't Ba?", prompts a reflective consideration: perhaps you've been offering that "tubig at rosas" ("water and rose") to the wrong person.

This is exactly what the Makati band tries to tell listeners through its new offering, which evokes emotions that arise when romantic feelings are not mutual. Poignantly expressing the longing and heartache that accompany the experience of loving someone who does not share the same sentiments, the message is made crystal-clear through Luna and Apollo's easily relatable lyrics.

"Ba't Ba?" starts with a soft piano, creating a mellow atmosphere that sets the groundwork for a thoughtful exploration of unreciprocated love. As the theme unfolds, the band commendably succeeds in capturing a portrayal of someone caring deeply for another, who, sadly, remains oblivious to their affectionsโ€”just as oblivious as that someone is to the protagonist who genuinely wants them. It's an unfortunate cycle.

"E kung sana ako ang 'yong sinadya / e 'di sana wala nang 'ba't ba?'" ("If only it was me you pursued / there would've been no more 'why?'" the persona laments, expressing dismay to the person they care for who just sees through them, adding in the chorus, "Kulang na lang ay buhusan sa mukha / ng tubig at rosas inabot niya sa iba," which cleverly hints that this person probably needs to be thrown on the face with the water and rose they handed someone else. Such a ridiculous phrase to depict a much-needed splash of reality, which hits right in the feels too.

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Do you find yourself in a similar situation? Here's a subtle yet impactful way to let your crush know: send them this song on Valentine's Day. Listen to "Ba't Ba?" below.

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