It’s time for Elha Nympha to show off her new sound with an original composition, “Babalik.” She produced the song with the help of Tiny Corpuz, Pray, and Schumi, and recorded her instrumental work and vocals at MFORE Studio. The single is set and is out now on all music streaming platforms!
Elha says that the song is inspired by a real-life incident she knew about. “It’s about a toxic relationship [where] the girl was blinded by love, no matter how toxic the guy is,” she says. She argues that this is a relatable experience for women. “Some of us ended up staying in [a] relationship because [we] love the guy or truly in love with [him],” she says, “so maybe [some of us] are listening while they’re in a tough situation or at the verge of breaking up.”
What’s unique about “Babalik” is that this is one of Elha’s first original compositions, meant to highlight her new R&B sound. She says that it took months and months to develop a final version because lots of ideas tend to pop up in the process. And while writing the song, she listened to other female R&B performers like SZA, Doja Cat, and fellow Filipina singer H.E.R., partly to see how she could shape her own sound.
So what does this first effort at writing and producing her own music mean for Elha? She wants to do more of it, she says. Indeed, we are seeing a very exciting time ahead for Elha Nympha, a promising R&B talent who is out to make her mark.
Elha Nympha is a Filipina R&B/pop singer who became a household name after winning the second season of The Voice Kids in 2015. As a recording star under MCA Music Inc., she has released her self-titled studio album, Elha, with best-selling songs “Susunduin,” “Emotions,” and “Love on Top” as the carrier singles.
The young diva has appeared on several international music programs, including Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots where she performed Sia’s “Chandelier” and the French counterpart of the top-rating franchise.
Embracing a new musical direction that showcases both her signature range and newfound love for a more current R&B and soul/pop sound, Elha Nympha is set to enter a new music era that documents her head-turning transition from a vocal powerhouse to an all-around young performer.
At present, she’s one of the performers of the longest-running Sunday variety show, ASAP Natin To.