Chad Borja and Gina Respall have teamed up to create a new single that combines their complementary voices and their unique styles. The song, called “Moonlight Dancing,” is a bossa nova piece that is perfect for dancing, and it has already received rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
Borja and Respall first met when they were sent to Australia in 1996 as the Philippines’ music ambassadors. At the time, Borja was one of the most sought-after balladeers in the country, while Respall had just left Artstart and was beginning to pursue a solo career.
Years later, when Borja and Respall were looking for a duet partner for their new single, they quickly realized that they would be perfect together. Borja had already established himself as a talented jazz singer, while Respall had become known for her unique blend of pop and jazz.
The song, “Moonlight Dancing,” was written by Christine Bendebel and Rina Cañiza, two seasoned songwriters and hitmakers. It is a cheerful and romantic bossa nova piece that tells the story of a couple who falls in love while dancing the night away.
According to Respall, the song was initially arranged for her to sing alone. But after several months of trying to find the right arrangement, they decided to turn it into a duet. That’s when Respall thought of Borja and reached out to him.
Borja said he knew that the song would sound good once it was arranged because the melody was so catchy. He also said that he and Respall had good chemistry, which made the recording process easy and enjoyable.
The song has been well-received by fans and critics alike, who have praised Borja and Respall’s vocals, as well as the song’s catchy melody and upbeat tempo.
In an interview, Borja said that his voice and musicality have evolved since his “Ikaw Lang” heyday. He said that he sounds better and more mature musically, and that he is more particular now about the dynamics of every song he sings.
As for Respall, she said that she would love to do a duet with many other local artists who are generous and talented. She said that she enjoys working with other artists because everyone has something to offer in a duet.