FYI: This is the 10th track off my 2nd album
Free Fall Into Love was written during a... desperate, "single-life" time. I mean sure I'm an empowered, independent woman (Voice in head: Wait, we are? Me: Shh.) but I just CAN'T when I watch cute rom-coms. Or those really romantic scenes from my fave TV series.. es. (Series? Series.) It makes a girl dream about her own happy ending. (Ew that sounded real cheesy just now. But yeah. We have our moments.)
OH. And now that I think about it, I also wrote this song when I liked this guy and I was just waiting, waiting, WAITING for him to make a move. I mean, he ooobviously liked me. What's not to like, really?
Me: See? Empowered, independent woman. Who is slightly delusional.)
So that was my way of... dealing with that.
"Nasan ba yung fast-paced, whirlwind romance?
Yung feeling that makes my heart beat so fast"
(Gurl is impatient.)
Anyway, I originally wrote it in English and submitted the song to Sir Jonathan Manalo (super adorbz A&R at Star Music). He saw its potential as a tagalog song and helped me out by translating the lyrics. (Thanks, Sir Jon!)
During the actual recording, it was me, Kidwolf, and Dan Tanedo (our brilliant sound engineer) working on the track. We were trying to figure out what to do with the bridge; if we should go for a "talkie" like what Taylor Swift did with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (like ever).
Now Dan was feeling pretty pick up line-y at the time. Guy had looooads to offer. I was really iffy about going for it at first (I was still absorbing the fact that Sir Jon put "prince charming" in my lyrics with no sarcasm involved whatsoever. -__- I love you Sir Jon but huhu) but since we've already kind of passed the point of cheesiness, we went for Dan's idea which made the song sooo much fun to perform live.
"Roses are red,
Violets are blue
Love... here na me
WER NA U"
And this year it won "Best Pop Recording" at the Awit Awards. Yay!
Moral of the story: Don't be afraid to show your cheese. Explore. Experiment. Allow yourself to be silly.
What Dan said.
P.S. A lot of people have related this song to Physics.
It's not related to physics. I hated physics class.