MARK OBLEA Makes Melancholic Music That Rips Hearts Apart

Camille Santos

Posted at July 08, 2020

Mark Oblea would describe his sound as melancholic, and indeed they are. His debut EP Panimula, released while in quarantine, had fans feel all the feels in just eight songs. Imagine what it would do to our hearts if there were more.

Below, we took it upon our selves to make a handy guide as to which Panimula track you should listen to, based on how you're currently feeling.


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For when you're feeling grateful: "Langit 'Pag Nandiyan"

Written by Eunice Jorge of Gracenote, the song is an appreciation for those who stood by our side in our highs and in our lows.

For when you're feeling nostalgic: "Tabi"

The song is reminiscent of our high school days, which makes absolute sense as it actually is a revival of the 2009 hit collab between Paraluman and Callalily.

For when you're sure about your feelings for someone: "Labsong"

It's easy to understand why Mark can't stop gushing about this collab with none other than Ice Seguerra.

For when you need a good cry: "Amor"

The song is based on the heartbreak story of one of Mark's friends. In it, he sings about coming to terms with his decision to let go of someone.

For when you're in the mood for a night ride: "Ain't It Lovely"

The song's production definitely has Fern. written all over it.

For when you're ready to let go of someone: "Midnight Chorus"

One of the four tracks he wrote himself, the track is a perfect representation of how much Mark has improved since his Pinoy Boyband Superstar days. These lines are on-point!

For when you're in the mood for a slow dance: "Kabilugan Ng Buwan"

Sounds familiar? Of course, the song is originally by APO Hiking Society!

For when you're feeling bitter and hurt: "Ulap"

Mark shares that the song title is an actual name of a place—his happy place with an ex-girlfriend, apparently.

Learn more about Panimula in VJs Ai dela Cruz and Dani Mortel's MYXclusive interview with Mark below.

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