R&B singing star Arthur Nery has just dropped his latest single entitled and stylized as “o ninanais.” It’s been a while since the last release, so fans have anticipated the dropping of this new song on all music streaming platforms this February 17, Friday.
In a way, Arthur Nery veers away a bit from his usual lo-fi flavored R&B sounds and dabbles in some jazzy sounds on this piano-driven love song. Listen closely though and you’ll still hear the vocal stylings–the falsettos, the mellow bedroom mode vocals–that made Arthur Nery the biggest male solo act of his age, here in “o ninanais.”
The song is the much-awaited new single from the R&B star who spent much of 2022 performing behind his monster-hit “Pagsamo.” To date, said song has over 133 million streams on Spotify alone. Over at YouTube, the official “Pagsamo” videos have reached more than a 120 million views. Arthur’s previous single, “Isa Lang” is also a big hit with more than 87 million streams on Spotify, and its official videos reaching more than 50 million views on YouTube. 2022 also saw his first solo sold out show at the New Frontier Theatre.
Fans are hoping that “o ninanais” will be the first of a handful of new songs from Arthur Nery for 2023.
Written and arranged by Arthur Nery, the track is also co-produced by the singer with Su Ganade and frequent collaborator Axel Fernandez. New single “o ninanais” was recorded with real strings that featured violinists Lea Rodriguez, Bryan Matias, Sophia Chua and cellist Vanette Villanueva. Studio musicians include Ian Fajarito on piano, guitarist Miguel Mejia and bassist Mike Bayas.
The official visualizer video for “o ninanais” was subsequently released on YouTube by Arthur Nery’s parent label Viva Records. An official music video for the song is forthcoming.