Papa Obet believes we can learn a lot from K-pop to improve OPM music | GMANetwork.com - Music - Articles

Papa Obet on learning from K-pop music: “Dapat maging inspirasyon sa atin e, dapat mas lalo tayo ma-challenge kasi…”

Papa Obet believes we can learn a lot from K-pop to improve OPM music

By AEDRIANNE ACAR

GMA Music talent and Kapuso DJ Papa Obet doesn’t see the rise of K-pop as a threat to the local music industry. He believes that it's something that should be embraced.

During his interview with the GMA internal press for the promotion of his brand-new EP under GMA Music titled Papa Obet Sessions, the Barangay LS Forever host said that K-pop music can teach us a thing or two.

He explained, “Dapat maging inspirasyon sa atin e, dapat mas lalo tayo ma-challenge kasi, nagagawa naman natin.

“Kaya naman natin, meron nga tayong SB 19, nagawa naman nila at super naghi-hit ‘yung mga songs nila.”

DJ Obet noted that we should be inspired by the discipline of K-pop idols when it comes to perfecting every aspect of their craft.

“Kaya naman natin, ang kulang lang sa atin, disiplina lang talaga. ‘Yung iba kasi, ‘pag sinabi mo gumising ka nang 7 o’clock, ‘yung iba gigising nang 8 o’clock, walang disiplina.

“Paano ka magre-rehearse kung gigising ka nang late?”

He added that a good example to follow for local artists is the phenomenal Pinoy Pop group SB19.

“Kailangan marunong tayo makinig, kasi pag hindi ka marunong makinig wala mangyayari. Ako, base doon sa interview ko doon sa mga bata sa SB19, talagang disiplina talaga ‘yung mas kailangan talaga kaya nila nagawa ‘yun.”

How does K-pop music inspire him in writing his own songs?

Papa Obet answered, “Siguro bagong tunog. Pero hindi pa rin mawawala ‘yung classic, pero kailangan natin kahit papaano makisabay. Kung gagawa ka ng classic, siyempre dapat kailangan mag-input ka rin ng kung ano in ngayon. Puwede ka humugot doon sa mga K-pop music na ganyan.”  

Mark your calendars and get ready for the big release of Papa Obet Sessions with the carrier single "Ikaw Lang at Ako," which will be available for download on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and other digital stores worldwide starting Dec 10.