Meet Yanna Badajos, 21 years old from Cebu, Philippines.
“This playlist has been inspired from my favorite person, Jungkook from BTS. BTS has really expanded my taste in music and has influenced me to listen to different kinds of genre. BTS motivated me to discover my hopes and live to my full potential. It is because I believe in them that they are able to inspire me to believe in myself as well. This playlist has been made because of my dedication to them.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Selfless by Kiana Ledé
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
Rihanna. Rihanna has been my queen. For me, the best female artist of all time.
What is the best concert you have ever been to?
Do you have a favorite quote?
“I still believe, even though it’s unbelievable: To lose your path is the way to find that path.” - Lost by BTS
Do you play any instruments? If not, any you would love to learn?
I used to have piano lessons when I was a kid. Growing up, the sound of piano has never failed to calm me or uplift me. If I had time. I would love to learn how to play well.
Do you have a life slogan?
“Dum spiro which means “while I breathe, I hope.”
What is the most annoying song in the world?
Closer by The Chainsmokers
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
As a music enthusiast, I value melody and rhythm immensely. I really like songs that sound inspired, original, passionate and have some sense of creative skills. Music without lyrics is still music. The more I listen to a various genres, the more I have learned to understand the complexities of musical composition. On the other hand, powerful lyrics can deeply enhance songs. Lyrics tell stories and expresses feelings, much like poetry. Most songs that I love have messages that resonate to my experiences and in these cases the meaning of the song via the lyrics are the very heart of the song. Language is accessible but music is abstract, another form of language that can scintillate. Music makes the magic happen. So to conclude, I think a combination of both music and lyrics make a good song. Although, I place music in a higher place.