Believe in Christmas is a song by Filipino-Canadian singer, Darren Espanto. Despite what the whole went through this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, he hopes to bring hope and good cheer for Christmas through his song and music.
Believe in Christmas: The Magic of Darren Espanto’s Music
Our daily lives have been disrupted on an unprecedented scale because of Covid-19. The isolating nature of the pandemic has left us yearning for human connection and it has forever changed the way we interact with one
Its uncertainty has not only instilled fear and anxiety but also forced us to participate in a game of risk roulette. Everyone is trying to survive a global health crisis that seems endless and outwit an invisible enemy in the new
But Darren Espanto wants us to believe that love will always be our guiding light even in the most difficult of times. The accomplished recording artist is optimistic his voice can become a catalyst to spark hope and to make a positive difference in the spirit of Christmas.
Darren wants to keep the holiday tradition alive by spreading kindness and joy this festive season.
Hence, Darren’s new song, Believe in Christmas.
Keeping Christmas Alive
Darren’s message, “This year, there’s no other way to celebrate Christmas but to be grateful for the simple things that life has to offer amid trying, challenging times.”
He is referring to the health and economic crisis that the whole world had faced due to Covid-19. And now, the Philippines is still trying to get back after being ravaged by several typhoons.
“More than ever, this gives us a chance to strengthen our faith and love for one another, and protect the family and loved ones whose lives matter more than anything else in this world. This Christmas is different from what we’ve been accustomed to for sure, but I’m positive that we’ll
emerge stronger, better individuals after this crisis unfolds. For as long as we have each other, no grueling situation can hold us down.”
The Resilience of Filipinos
Our capacity to bounce back from an adverse event is something that Filipinos have always done after a recession, personal catastrophe, or a storm. We have become experts in handling gigantic problems like these.
And this is something that Darren tackles on his new single “Believe in Christmas.” He sings this as an anthem of hope amidst brokenness and frailty.
Believe in Christmas isn’t just your typical Holiday anthem wrapped in high spirits and effervescent glow.
Written by industry respected songwriter, Tiny Corpuz, the song’s message
aims to spark the light of hope in a world full of dimly lit spirits. It acknowledges the current time and situation that we live in. But as the
lyrics put it,
“When love shines through, there’s always something more: a new season, a new reason, a spark of hope and joy to believe in.”
Darren’s Creative Direction
For his part, Darren interprets the material with utmost care and sensitivity, singing as if his life depends on it.
The Canadian-Filipino recording sensation has always been known for his incredible technique and soulful singing. But in Believe in Christmas, he has also developed a deeper understanding of the narrative, perhaps because it feels closer to home. Plus, he is not removed from the realities that we are facing today.
Additionally, he’s also more involved in the recording process as a vocal producer, ensuring that he gives the best vocal performance possible.
“Believe In Christmas” composer and overall producer Tiny Corpuz attests to Darren’s potential as a multi-faceted artist with so much talent. “Darren is a total performer. He sings, dances, even acts, and now, he is exploring on songwriting and production. A true artist knows what he wants. We’ve witnessed him grow. He’ll definitely go places with that kind of determination and passion.”
Listen to Darren Espanto’s message in “Believe in Christmas”:
About Darren Espanto
Darren Espanto is a Canadian-Filipino singer, songwriter, television personality and actor. He first became known to Filipino audiences as a contestant in the 1st season of The Voice Kids Philippines in 2014.
The 13-year old Darren may not have won the competition back then, but his outstanding talent was undeniable.
Now, the 19-year-old Darren boasts of career highlights that older, more seasoned artists can only aspire for. He has double-platinum albums and over a hundred million streams of his songs on music streaming sites. Plus, his Youtube videos have earned well over 250 million views.
Touted as The Total Performer, Darren has done close to 20 major concerts in the Philippines, USA, Canada, Middle East, and Australia. He shows off his versatility by singing in different genres. Plus, he demonstrates his vocal power and stamina with exciting song and dance numbers.
All in all, he has received close to 70 music awards and recognitions from
various award-giving bodies in the Philippines.
UNDP Celebrity Advocate
Darren was appointed by UNDP Philippines in April 2020 as its first and youngest celebrity advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Recognizing young people’s potential as agents of change, UNDP has enlisted the voluntary services and support of Darren to promote its youth-focused development programs. This was primarily through
his influential social media presence.
Darren shares UNDP’s commitment to making the planet a better place for humanity. With his influence among his audience, he realizes he can use his status to raise awareness and mobilize support for Sustainable Development Goals in the Philippines.
Since he was appointed UNDP Youth Advocate, he has already taken
on numerous projects with exemplary results.
As a result, Darren has already been tapped twice by UNDP Headquarters
in New York to lend his voice to their Mission1.5/Climate Action program.