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Fresh and Vibin’, Meet Quatro and His Easy-listening and Crafted Songs

Quatro is a young artist with fresh, mellow yet vibin’ songs released so far and he’s visited OPM Highlights to introduce himself and his artistry. A singer, songwriter and producer whose worked with artists in the local indie scene such as Reese Lansangan, Tandems’ 91, HNH, he’s also a mechanical engineer fresh graduate who’s continuing his craft in music as he waits for board exams to come around.

When asked of how his career as an artist will thrive when the time that the board exams arrive and are overcome, he relates that his love for music will still be very much present and around.
“Feel ko kaya ko siya pagsabayin, engineering tsaka music. Pero hindi mawawala sa puso ko yung music, ‘yun ‘yung gusto kong gawin- ‘yun ‘yung passion ko.”

Quatro, who’se named Joshua Cruz in everyday life, has released two songs so far- his debut song ‘Alas Tres’, and his latest single ‘Alaskwatro Y Medya’, both released in April 2021, both inspired from the idea of time.

“Sa akin kasi, maganda ‘yung concept ng time. Kasi ‘yung time, parang nirerecord niya yung mga importanteng details ng buhay natin. Like for example and birthday natin, ‘di ba every year sine-celebrate natin siya,” he expreesses, “so yung ‘Alas Tres’ it just so happened na maganda ‘yung nangyari noong time na ‘yun kaya sumulat ako ng kanta for that particular time.”

Same goes with break-up song ‘Alaskwatro Y Medya’, his follow up single inspired from his friend’s experience. A very chill and lo-fi vibed track with its downbeat yet great-to-bop-to tempo and, Alaskwatro Y Medya compliments Quatro’s melodic voice. “Kahit break-up song siya, gusto ko vibe niya, chill lang. Parang balance lang- malungkot, pero nagchi-chill ka ‘rin, nagvivibe ka with the song.”

Produced by the young artist himself, it’s definitely a song that can make or break your heart. The song can even serve as the perfect song to just play and listen to as you study or work, and this was one idea Quatro had in mind while creating it. “‘Yung mga gano’ng vibe kasi, nainspire po ako dati noong nagaaral po ako. Kasi habang nag-aaral kami ng mga friends ko, nakikinig kami ng mga music na chill lang ‘din,” he adds, “parang ‘dun ako nainspire na gusto ko habang may ginagawa ‘yung tao, pwede sila makinig ng music na madali lang pakinggan, ‘yung mapapasabay sila.”

Quatro is cooking up a few more songs he plans to produce and share soon. Excited to explore different sounds and genres with them, he notes that we can surely look forward to the
narrative of these upcoming tracks. “One thing is istoriya siya. Let’s say experience ko, experience ng mga kabigan ko, mga istoriya ng mga tao na makakarelate sila para andoon yung connection pag nakikinig ‘yung tao tsaka ‘yung music ko.”

Vibe to Quatro and his easy-listening releases available on Spotify today.

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