Illustrated by Jaz Yabut
Original Pinoy music (OPM) will always have a special place in our hearts and on our playlists. Forget the pang-tito or pang-jeje label you, at one time or another, gave to Pinoy chart-toppers. The new kids in town are very different from how the previous generations belted it out on the mic. Not that there’s anything wrong with the classics, but listen how today’s artists developed their unmistakable vibe—some husky voices, synthesizers, remixes, and more. It’s no wonder millennials are slowly loving our own, more than ever before. If you find yourself wondering what the local music scene has to offer, let the likes of Tandems 91, Cheats, and Ben&Ben show you a fresh take on the term OPM.