The old Maris Racal can’t come to the phone right now, because her marupok self is dead.
Actress, TikTok queen, and singer Maris Racal just dropped her first single of the year, Ate Sandali, and it sounds like it’s going to be the newest anthem for all the marupoks out there. A song that Maris wrote during a time when she was heartbroken, Ate Sandali is a pop song packed with punchy lines like, “Para sa mga babaeng pabalik balik sa mga lalaking mali, itigil ang telenobelang pilit.” Along with the funky production co-created with Rico Blanco, Maris Racal shows the different sides of the Filipina in all the music video. “Sa music video, nagdecide ako na gusto ko ng colorful kasi literally yung last music video ko, Not For Me, was black and white so gusto ko maiba, gusto ko yung colorful. I wanna wear modern Filipiniana, malabas na P-Pop to.” says the young singer and actress. Read on below for the best moments in Ate Sandali that made us gag.
1. WHEN MARIS WORE A FILIPINIANA OUTFIT INSPIRED BY JENNIE KIM’S MODERN HANBOK
Wearing a pink and black modern Filipiniana, she goes all out as a P-Pop star with the butterfly sleeves and mini skirt embroidered with Filipino prints. The inspiration? None other than Blackpink’s Jennie Kim when she wore a modern hanbok for a performance.
it was inspired by jennie’s outfit!!! i fell in love when i first saw it. https://t.co/5tCeINvuAL— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) June 23, 2021
2. WHEN MARIS REVEALED THAT HER BACKUP DANCERS WERE TRANS AND QUEER ARTISTS
A win for the queens ❤️ https://t.co/DtLpeAGaH2— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) June 23, 2021
A true ally to the community, her stunning dancers were revealed to be trans and queer artists. A win for visibility during pride month, it’s amazing how she was able to use her platform in making the space safe for the community with every endeavour, especially with a voice like hers.
3. WHEN SHE RAPPED IN A PRE-COLONIAL OUTFIT
Wearing a pre-colonial outfit, Maris Racal unleashes her feisty Filipina towards the bridge of Ate Sandali. The headdress and her spitting bars reminds us of that meme that made her one of the most relatable celebrities in the country.
twitter be digging my dirt https://t.co/ttjHTI0MdC— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) July 12, 2020
4. WHEN SHE WENT FULL ON BLONDE FOR HER TRANSFORMATION
maris racal 🤝 nadine lustre pic.twitter.com/XLp7k0aa5P— vico blanco (@vicentejian) June 23, 2021
We would’ve never imagined her as a blondie until she released her music video and she looks absolutely amazing. She even retweeted this side by side photo of her and Nadine Lustre as a blonde for her NYLON Manila cover!
Watch the music video for Ate Sandali below:
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