5 Inspiring Songs to Get You through the New Normal

What keeps you grounded during the pandemic?

If music brings you relief from the worry and stress these days, you are not alone.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed many aspects of our lives, but it didn’t take away the Filipinos’ love for music. If anything, more people have turned to music to find hope and comfort when times are challenging.

And when you find yourself feeling a bit down, here are 5 inspiring songs that will help you get through the blues, the new normal, and beyond:

Feeling hopeless? Listen to…

Kumapit — Yeng Constantino

“Kumapit ka

‘Di ka nag-iisa

‘Di mo man nakikita

Nandiyan S’ya sa ‘yo, sa iyong tabi.”

Sad? Stressed out? Scared about the future? Let OPM icon Yeng Constantino assure you that your pandemic blues are valid and it’s okay to be honest about them.

Kumapit is a solid reminder that God understands your worries, fears, and even anger during difficult seasons in life. When you feel hopeless, know that you can always cry out to God. Hold on to God’s hope and His hope will hold on to you.

Feeling tired? Listen to…

Magpahinga — Ben&Ben

“Ang sabi mo, “Dito ka lang sa ‘kin

Magpahinga muna, lalabanan din

Mga dambuhalang ‘di maubos na problema

Malapit na, pero ‘di rin kasalanang magpahinga.”

If you feel you  have been fighting and have been too strong for far too long, let Magpahinga assure you that it is okay to  rest and let your guard down.

Paired with a heart-tugging music video, folk pop band Ben&Ben sings about the importance of allowing yourself to breathe – and cry if you must. So take a deep breath, quiet your mind, and rest your weary heart.

Feeling lost and uncertain? Listen to…

It’s Okay — Clara Benin

“I cannot unsee what’s in front of me

Oh it’s all in front of me

Is it okay if I close my eyes? Is it okay if I take my time?

Is it okay if I close my eyes? Is it okay if I take my time?

Just for a little while, just for a little while.”

Tired of the alarming news you see on TV? Fed up with the negativity on your social media feed?

Rid yourself of the toxicity and listen to It’s Okay. Clara Benin has created a relatable, little hymn that will soothe your heart and ears. Take this time to close your eyes and breathe. Reflect on life – the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Feeling worried? Listen to…

Ikako — SB19

“O, sigurado, babangon tayo

Kaya’ng lahat, ikaw at ako

‘Wag kang susuko

Magkasama tayo

Hanggang sa dulo

Ikaw at ako.”

Internationally acclaimed boyband SB19 brings a quarantine anthem that conveys a hopeful message: When troubles seem overwhelming, you have the power to win any struggle.

Ikako, a portmanteau of the words ikaw at ako (you and I), is a wonderful reminder that as long as we are together, Pinoys can get through anything. Its cheerful music video shows the frontliners and the band members cooped up in their own homes – hopeful that the sun will shine again.

Feeling hurt? Listen to…

Maghihilom — JC Ronato

“Maghihilom din

Sa sakit at pagkabigo

Maghihilom din

Sa lahat ng dinaramdam ko

Maghihilom din

Sa aking paglapit Sa’yo

Maghihilom din ang aking puso.”

Baguio-based singer-songwriter JC Ronato has created a perfect hymn for people who are struggling, in pain, and in need of healing.

If you are looking for a breather, Maghihilom hits close to home as it acknowledges the tears and fears you may be enduring right now. A few beats after, JC delivers an impactful message: There is a loving God who can heal you. There is hope and light after all.

Stream Maghihilom on July 30 on Spotify, Apple, Deezer, and YouTube. Follow Reverb Worship PH on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube for more updates.

Which songs comfort and uplift you during this season? Feel free to add to this list in the comments section below!

If you are feeling beaten down by the pandemic blues, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is here for you. Call us at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to comfort you through prayers.

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