By: Mikoy Fernandez
On the midnight of January 20, 2023 (Friday), the Most Streamed Filipina Artist Moira Dela Torre released “ikaw at sila,” a heartbreaking song based on the 2019 song “Ikaw At Ako” that Moira made in collaboration with now ex Jason Marvin. The song was released two weeks before her kickoff concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 3, 2023.
Having only teased the release of the song two days prior, fans were quick to respond and make their excitement and anticipation felt online, with many pointing out the subtle hints that this song will be connected to the hit “Ikaw At Ako.” Upon release, Moira and #ikawatsila immediately trended on Twitter. And as of writing, the lyric video is also trending on YouTube. Moira was also featured on the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.
The somber performance and melancholy lyrics does not come as a surprise to longtime fans who are already familiar with her heartfelt tunes. What makes this track unique however is that Moira took an existing song with so much significance and history in her life as an artist and as a person and gave it a heartbreaking twist that’s sure to move everyone who are already aware of what happened between the ex-couple back in 2022. As a commenter named JAS dks aptly said: “‘Ikaw At Ako’ will never be the same after hearing this song.”
The song marks Moira’s first release under her new record label Republic Records Philippines.
According to the official lyric video, “ikaw at sila” is the fifth track on Moira’s upcoming album.
“ikaw at sila” is now available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer. The official lyric video is available to watch on Moira’s official YouTube channel (@moirarachelle).
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