Christi Fider

Just because she considers herself an “NBSB (or no boyfriend since birth)” doesn’t necessarily mean that newbie singer Christi Fider is unfamiliar with love, dating and its occasional pitfalls.

It’s actually quite the opposite, she said, which is why she was still able to imbibe the message of her new, “hugot” single, “Heto na Naman” under Ivory Music. The song, which is currently featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlist, is for those who have “fallen in love, gotten hurt, but are willing to try again.”

“When I heard this song, I still managed to relate to it, because even though I haven’t really found the right person to love, I’m still willing to try and meet new people until I find the one,” she said in an interview. “This song is about giving love chances. I feel like it’s in our nature to continue on loving despite getting hurt … We still give it a chance even if we might get hurt again.”

Expand emotional range

Composed by filmmaker-songwriter Joven Tan, the “Heto” is a departure from the bubbly pop vibe of her TikTok-friendly first single “Teka, Teka, Teka!” The new song hopes to expand Christi’s emotional range as a singer; someone who can do light, upbeat bops, but also convey romantic love and pain. “I was surprised when I first heard it’s very different from my personality. Since I’m still at a stage of trying out different genres, of course I was excited to record this one,” said the 21-year-old recording artist, who has a degree in history from the University of Santo Tomas, and grew up listening to the likes of Christina Aguilera and Sarah Geronimo.

—ALLAN POLICARPIO INQ

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