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Sony Music Philippines releases Alex Bruce, BTS collaborator August Rigo’s song ‘Go Crazy’

August Rigo, Alex Bruce

August Rigo, Alex Bruce

“Go Crazy,” Alex Bruce’s second single under Sony Music Philippines is out now. It is a collaboration with Filipino-Canadian songwriter and producer August Rigo, the other half of the songwriting duo behind BTS’s worldwide smash “Black Swan.”

The sophomore track takes listeners to the Filipina rapper’s musical journey and the struggles that she has to overcome in her bid to discover a bigger world outside of dreams and opportunities. She said, “The song is all about me dreaming big.”

“It’s also about my vision of how the world will interact with me and my music,” Bruce continued. “Literally, it’s about pushing through my blueprint and perspectives, no matter how hard it is.”

Having written or produced songs for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kehlani and BTS to name a few, Rigo takes pride in being part of Bruce’s second Sony Music Philippines song. The hitmaker co-wrote three tracks on Bieber’s multi-platinum album “My World 2.0 and brought a distinct flavor to several pop, R&B, and hip-hop releases of the last decade.

Once again, Rigo enlisted his fellow songwriter and producer Vince Nantes to come up with a potential hit that appeals specifically to Bruce’s charismatic persona. Rigo said, “My management and I had been speaking to Sony Music’s Roslyn Pineda about possibly working together and they thought that Alex and I would be a great fit.”

“I wanted to make sure to capture the energy and vibe of Alex’s current music because I really loved what they had going on,” Rigo continued. “I just wanted to incorporate some of my vibes with hers to create something real fresh and new but still true to her and what she has built thus far.”

Bruce returns the favor by expressing how truly honored she is working with the musician for the global stars. She said, “Actually, I didn’t know him at first until I was introduced to his body of work.”

“I was a big fan of those artists he worked with,” Bruce continued. “I remember the first time I chatted with him over Skype and got amazed after finding out how down to earth this person is. He’s so kind, accommodating and friendly despite his accomplishments. He just unlocked a new version of me.”

Previously, Bruce released “Pull It Off,” her first single under Sony Music Philippines. It peaked at number 3 on Wave 89.1’s weekly countdown, setting the record for the youngest female artist to chart in the R&B/hip-hop radio station’s history.

“Go Crazy” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide. Meanwhile, here is Bruce performing “Pull It Off” live:

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