Social media and fangirl hearts exploded when fast-rising P-Pop group BGYO composed of Akira, JL, Gelo, Mikki, and Nate graced Kapamilya Chat last May 28. We got to know the boy band on a more personal level and learn how they became new-gen’s sound icons.
BGYO lends their fresh vocals for ABS-CBN’s 2021 Special ID “Feel Good Pilipinas,” which they performed with Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan. The group was surprised to be chosen since it’s been barely four months after their debut. They are also happy, of course. “Kasi sa dinami-dami ng pwedeng kunin na matagal na sa industriya, kami ‘yung pinili nila. ‘Yan ‘yung lagi namin nafe-feel kapag may dumarating na blessing.” said Gelo.
The boys re-enacted their reaction when they learned about joining KZ. Review their past interviews and you’d know this is another case of a dream come true. “Kapag nasa interview kami dati tapos tinatanong kami kung sinong gusto naming ka-collab, isa si Ms. KZ sa lagi naming binabanggit.”
The bunch looks up to KZ because of her fierce, in-the-zone attitude when performing. Looking back on their music video shoot, BGYO admitted feeling shy at first. But it eventually got more comfortable, thanks to KZ’s friendly nature. “Hindi mo mafe-feel na siya si KZ Tandingan. Parang friend lang namin siya, naglalaro lang kami. Kalagitnaan nag-uusap na kami,” JL revealed.
Asked how Kapamilyas can feel good this summer, BGYO mentioned spending time with family, taking care of one’s health, and a whole lot of self-love and prayers.
The fun-loving guys went on to talk about their summer pre-pandemic. Nate used to take dance classes during the summer. Mikki plays basketball and stays at home. Gelo’s past summer vacays were all about catching up with friends, dance lessons, and solo travels. Swimming and sports make up the perfect summer combo for JL while sunny days are all about games, outings, friends, and basketball for Akira.
Don’t miss the “Feel Good Pilipinas” Special ID launch this Sunday (May 30) and dance with your favorite Kapamilya artists before ASAP Natin ‘To and after TV Patrol Weekend on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and other ABS-CBN platforms.