Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Dionela teams up with rappers Flict-G and Dello on the remix of his smash hit “Agaw.” It is now available on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
The original version, which has racked up more than a million streams on Spotify, recounts the soulful pop persona’s devastating experience of being left behind in a breakup. The song has built a reputation for its wounded sentimentality and heartfelt chorus, and easily stands out among the pack, thanks to Dionela’s expressive R&B vocals.
With Flic-G and Dello hopping on the remix, “Agaw” delivers the punch with a more in-your-face approach. Both hip-hop acts aid in dropping verses that swing between despair and helplessness, complementing the track’s skittering, atmospheric beats and cinematic production.
According to Dionela, “Agaw” remix is far more emotionally tugging than its previous iteration and owes its magic to the impressive contributions of his collaborators. He said, “I’ve been a fan of Flict-G and Dello even before I started making music.”
“It’s an honor to work with artists whose creativity inspires me to be better,” Dionella continued. “Their infectious and razor-sharp lyricism not only adds depth to the song’s overall appeal but also takes everything up a notch in all artistic and emotional fronts.”
Both Flic-G and Dello express excitement in working with the young singer-songwriter with the latter feeling motivated in putting a different flavor to the track. Dello said, “It still has the same feels but rap listeners would find comfort in this particular bop because our verses slap.”
“It has crossed genres and explored a different vibe,” Dello continued. On the other hand, Flic-G revealed that working remotely on the project during the pandemic proved to be challenging to all parties but somehow managed to bring out the best in them.
“The remix is labor of passion and love,” Flic-G said. “We’ve all worked hard to finish this collaboration despite the limitations and circumstances.”