Filipina indie folk-pop singer and cellist Coeli has dropped her debut single -- "Magkaibigan o Magka-Ibigan," which roughly translates to "Friends or Lovers" -- on Spotify.
Initially released on YouTube as a duet with Ben&Ben's Miguel Guico and starring kalimba artist Bea Lorenzo, Coeli unveiled the new version of the track Friday (Nov. 3) to align it with the other songs on her upcoming EP, Here Today.
"The first release on YouTube was a duet performed by Miguel Guico of Ben&Ben and yours truly. Initially people know the song because of the music video we produced together, directed by Noah Del Rosario," Coeli tells Billboard Philippines exclusively.
"I honestly did not expect the outcome of the release. It was actually possible for me to already put the song on Spotify back then. But unfortunately, I was tied up with personal issues which caused me to stop everything and step back from the scene."