HABANG ang ilang artists ay nangangarap pa lang makakuha ng atensyon ng global audience or working with a world-renowned Hollywood performer, ABS-CBN Star Magic artist Renee Dominique is already living both!
The young singer, composer and content creator’s time has fulfilled one of her biggest dreams when Grammy-award winning performer Jason Mraz reached out to her to collaborate on a song.
Renee is the first ever Filipina to work with the “I’m Yours” and “Lucky” hitmaker in what she describes as a mellow-acoustic “happy song.”
Kuwento niya, “They saw Samsung’s commercial with a song that I sung ‘Somewhere Only We Know.’ So they saw that and they looked me up on YouTube. And then natuwa sila and they introduced themselves na, ‘Oh we’re songwriting team from Los Angeles and we want to collaborate with you on a song.’”
Renee is also checking off another goal on her bucketlist, as she will be debuting the song “Could I Love You Any More” with Jason at the Manila and Singapore leg of his“Good Vibes 2019” Asia tour this coming May 8 and May 11, respectively.
Renee, whose voice was described by Jason as “angelic,” is more than giddy to meet the singer in person after having conversed with him only through emails and video calls.
“Hindi ko alam what to expect kasi we’re gonna meet up before the concert to rehearse. Sana hindi ako ma-awkward or ma-starstruck,” sambit niya.
Bukod sa Samsung Galaxy ay ginamit rin ang version ni Renee ng The Carpenters’ ‘Close To You ng German luxury car brand na Audi. She is also currently working on yet another commercial with multinational American fashion company — Michael Kors.
Pumirma rin siya ng kontrata sa Universal Music Germany.
“My journey is a testament that you really have to work hard and at the same time don’t compare yourself to other people’s pace kasi magkaiba talaga,” she said.
Backgrounder lang: Si Renee Dominique is a young Filipina international creative artist, who inspires many around the globe through her soothing music and beautifully created videos.
Her six-year-old YouTube channel features her unique singing voice, her ukulele and style in covering classic music. Her talent in music has already given her 85+ million views on songs and over 708,000 subscribers on YouTube throughout Asia, America, Europe and many parts of the world.
by Leo Bukas