Vance makes recording debut amid pandemic 

March 25, 2020
Vance Larena

AS people go through this challenging time brought about by a global health pandemic, up-and-coming star Vance Larena reminds people to have faith even when feeling lost through his debut song under Star POP titled “Tama.”

“My first single is finally here! What used to be just a dream is now real,” shared Vance. “This song is for every Filipino. My little share in the midst of what we’re all currently going through. Hope you’ll love it!” he added.

The melancholic track, written and arranged by David Dimaguila and produced by Star POP head Rox Santos, explores the value of trust, especially at times of accusation of infidelity in romantic relationships.

The underlying message of the song though, is how a committed person should choose to have faith in his partner despite doubts, and to always believe in God’s plan rather than his own.

Even though “Tama” is the first official record under his name, Vance is no stranger to music, having starred on the musical film “Bakwit Boys” and playing the lead role in the musical theatre adaptation of Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” dubbed “Kanser,” both in 2018.  

He also played a lead role in several original Filipino musical plays of Philippine Stagers Foundation such as “San Vicente,” “Enzo Santo,” “Troy Avenue,” “Ako Si Ninoy,” and “Katips,” as well as the role of Zelim in Dulaang UP’s “Orosman at Zafira.”

Vance also garnered praise for his impressive performance in the critically-acclaimed Netflix original Filipino film “Dead Kids” last year, and can also be seen on two of iWant’s original offerings, “Story of My Life” and “Hush.”