"Can you spare a few minutes of your time while I think I still have courage?"
That's just one of the heartfelt lines from I Belong To The Zoo's latest release called "The One With The Snowflake".
After the massive success of melodramatic singles “Sana”, “Balang Araw”, “Balita”, and “Patawad, Paalam” with Moira, the singer-songwriter managed to write a "sweet love song" this time around. And if you spare a few minutes of your time, you'll get to know here exclusively the story behind this track that will surely serenade your heart.
Singer-songwriter Argee Guerrero of IBTTZ told MYX that he was able to write this extremely personal song during this qurantine season. "The One With The Snowflake" is essentially a slow and melodic guitar-driven song. You can easily feel the conviction behind his soothing vocals in the first few lines I know I promised you a perfect song we both know that this is far from that.
If you're wondering about the title, he shared the beautiful story to MYX. "As a musician during this lockdown, parang ang hirap lang i-digest kung anong mangyayari sa future. Kailan ako makakatugtog ulit, kailan ko makikita mga kabanda ko at syempre yung mga nakikinig sa'min. Aside from the fact pa na 'di ko rin alam kung kailan ko ulit makakasama pamilya ko. I felt really hopeless and down na parang wala akong maco-contribute sa mundo. So i started questioning and doubting myself real hard kasi parang hindi ko talaga nakikita yung importance ko," he revealed.
"And then this wonderful person told me this saying na 'If God will put this much detail in a snowflake, what makes you think your life is any less important.' This just motivated me to start doing online gigs, nangangamusta sa mga listeners through the We Belong to the Zoo group and talking to my friends and family everyday."
"Then I thought of making a simple sweet song i guess just to say thanks to that person in my own way. Gusto ko rin gawan yung vibe na parang calming and yinayakap ka nung kanta kasi parang kailangan natin lahat ng ganun na comfort ngayon," Argee concluded.
Honestly, you can feel the sincerity in every lyric of this track. So whoever this person is, you must be really special! Get ready to feel the love in "The One With The Snowflake" by I Belong To The Zoo below:
Last month, IBTTZ unveiled the song "Paumanhin" while his collaboration with Mayonnaise - "Pahirapan" - is currently on the Pinoy MYX Countdown.