7 soulful songs to inspire your Holy Week playlist

Are you feeling lost, uninspired, or just in need of some uplifting music to get you through these challenging times? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 7 inspiring songs from Kapamilya artists that will help you reconnect with your inner peace and faith this Holy Week break.

1. “I Can” by Janella Salvador

Janella’s youthful voice is sure to inspire you to believe in yourself and be whoever you want to be in “I Can.” This track, composed by Louie Ocampo, became an anthem for various school ceremonies such as graduation and recognition rites.

2. “Kumpas” by Moira Dela Torre

In “Kumpas,” Moira shares her admiration for someone special who inspired her to find light amid dark times. The song was produced by ABS-CBN creative director Jonathan Manalo and served as a soundtrack of the hit series “2 Good 2 Be True.”

3. “Ililigtas Ka Niya” by Gary Valenciano

Gary sends reassuring advice in “Ililigtas Ka Niya” as he talks about the importance of having faith in the Almighty during trying times. With its hopeful message, the track was hailed as Best Inspirational Recording in the 32nd Awit Awards and was also a part of the official soundtrack of the series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

4. “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay” by Angela Ken

Angela Ken offers comfort as she details that various emotions contribute to the growth of oneself in the uplifting track “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.” The track was inspired by Boy Abunda’s infamous question, “When is it okay not to be okay?” It was also recognized as the Best Secular Song in the 44th Catholic Mass Media Awards.

5. “My Time” by Khimo

“Idol Philippines” season 2 winner Khimo vows to reach his dreams in his debut single “My Time.” With the help of Star Music artist Jeremy G who composed the track, Khimo delivered a stellar performance of the song in the finale of “Idol PH.”

6. “Kuwento Ng Alon” by Trisha Denise, Jonathan Manalo, and Kristine Lim

In the ballad track, Trisha Denise, Jonathan Manalo, and Kristine Lim send their messages to the waves hoping they would be heard. It also served as the theme song for Jonathan and Kristine’s art exhibit which celebrates Filipino music and visual arts.

7. “Sunsets and Heaven” by SAB

Singer-songwriter SAB paints a beautiful imagery of liking someone in the lighthearted single “Sunsets and Heaven.” The self-composed single served as the key track of SAB’s debut EP released last 2021, which focuses on meaningful connections and genuine experiences in life.

So whether you’re in need of a pep talk, a reminder to have faith, or simply a catchy tune to brighten your day, these inspiring tracks from Kapamilya artists have got you covered. So turn up the volume, let the music lead you away from all the noise and clutter of busy times towards much-needed enlightenment and self-discovery, and enjoy!