Get to know Geiko, the artist who created a song out of love for Shopee – Manila Bulletin
If you are looking for a new sound to add to your playlist, you can count on the soft vocals and catchy beats of artist-in-the-making geiko. She recently released a new single called “Oh no I’m still on Shopee”, and it perfectly captures the Filipino passion for shopping online.
Since 2017, geiko has been making waves on YouTube with her covers and original songs, gaining thousands of subscribers. A self-taught musician, geiko dabbled in music at the age of three and started writing songs at just six, and eventually started uploading covers to YouTube. She finds creative inspiration from musicians of all genres, from OPM legends like APO Hiking Society and Eraserheads to K-Pop superstars. She describes her own style of music as “something that makes you want to gaze into nothingness, jump and dance in public without fear of being judged, or crying in the bathroom”.
Although shy, geiko loves to play. “I like to see the reactions to my music. It makes me happy that people can relate to my music, ”she shares.
Geiko’s latest version, “Oh no, I’m on Shopee again” might just be the most accessible yet. She shares that since window shopping is one of her favorite ways to pass the time, browsing Shopee is like falling into a rabbit hole. She is constantly finding more and more items that she wants to check out. The app serves as a one-stop-shop for essentials for school, art and music and more.
“I like anything cute, like bags that look like a loaf of bread and a chicken, or items that have animals on them. I’m also looking for glasses, it becomes a whole collection for me. I’m also looking for art materials, music materials, and other things that can improve my workflow. Right now I’m eyeing new keyboards, both for typing and for making music, ”she says.
As she was browsing the app one day, she realized that she couldn’t afford any of the items on her wishlist. But she didn’t just “look at my phone and cry. She actually went ahead and wrote a song about it, finishing the lyrics in one go and recording the song the same day.
The original lyrics, narrated in geiko’s soft and flowing voice, take listeners into a fun and colorful world of “radishes, frogs, candy topped with cow prints… musical items and stationery” – just a few of the articles on geiko’s budol wish list.
Speaking of budols — when it comes to them, geiko only respects one rule: “if mai gusto ka, Add to Cart month. Yes ‘di ka makatulog kakaisip, check me out na ‘yan!“
Play Geiko’s “Oh no, I’m on Shopee again” while you scroll through Shopee. Listen to it on the official geiko site Spotify and Youtube canals. A short version of the song is also available on TIC Tac.
Watch geiko perform “Oh no I’m still on Shopee” live for the first time on the Big Christmas Sale 12.12 TV special this December 12 at 10:30 pm on GMA-7 and Shopee Live.
Download the Shopee app for free from the App Store or Google Play.
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