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How did music become a form of therapy for the Kapuso Soul Balladeer?

Garrett Bolden admits his 'difficult childhood' inspired him to pursue music


In an interview with, Garrett Bolden opened up about his difficult childhood and how it inspired him to dream big and be a singer.

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter from Olongapo City was one of the Top 5 finalists in the first season of GMA Network's all-original singing competition The Clash.

"Actually, I started to sing a bit late. I started to pursue singing around 16, 17 years old for the sole purpose na I think it's an escape, kumbaga kasi I didn't have a great childhood," he shared.

Garrett continued, "I know I can sing for myself sa bahay pero I didn't know that I was gonna pursue it until I really wanted to make my family proud. From there on I wanted to escape from the harsh world." 



According to the Kapuso Soul Balladeer, when he started singing he didn't undergo proper training but instead his mom bought him CDs to listen to, which Garrett used as tools to explore music.

As he explored singing, Garrett decided to audition for Pinoy Idol at GMA-7. Unfortunately, he didn't get a chance to win his first TV competition, but he never stopped dreaming.

"When I sing I forget about everything, I forget about the experiences na pinagdaanan [ko]. Music really healed me. I started to look up to great singers like Gary Valenciano. And now sobrang dami na ng pinaghuhugutan ko ng inspiration," he said.

Garrett is now one of the talented musicians of Kapuso network. On January 28, he will be releasing a new hugot song titled "Pwede Pa Ba" under GMA Music.

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