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SB19 Releases New Heartwarming Single 'MAPA' Dedicated to Parents

'MAPA' inspired banner from SB19's cover shoot with PARCINQ

P-pop group SB19 keeps pushing the boundaries with the release of their latest rousing ballad, "MAPA." Released under Sony Music on Sunday, the title is a Filipino term that translates to "map" in English, and is a portmanteau of "mama" and "papa." The track arrives ahead of the Pinoy pop group's upcoming album.

According to the P-pop band, ‘MAPA’ pays tribute to any parent out there, who has brought direction to our lives every time we feel lost and in need of a north star. Combining both words, Pablo penned the track to “inspire people to be appreciative of everything that our parents did for us and to give back.”

Photo courtesy of SB19 Official

“It implies that our parents serve as our guidance and direction in life. We released this song to show gratitude and appreciation for helping us survive all the challenges and difficulties that we’ve encountered growing up,” shared the band leader, Pablo in a press release.

SB19 said they spent a lot of time away from their parents during pre-pandemic concert tours and events, which prompted them to honor their loved ones.

“Pablo first composed the melody, getting inspiration from a lullaby that his mother would sing to him when he was a child,” SB19’s Josh said.

“He wanted to make a song that conveys the feeling of being taken care of by one’s parents. He proceeded to write lyrics that equate our parents as the ‘map’ that guides us to be the best versions of ourselves,” he added.

Photo courtesy of SB19 Official

Recently, the record-breaking P-pop boy group was nominated for the Billboard Music Awards’ Top Social Artist alongside global pop stars BTS, Blackpink, Ariana Grande and Seventeen – marking several firsts for the Philippines: the first nomination for a Filipino artist, the first Filipino group to be nominated, and the first Southeast Asian act to make it to the BBMA list.

Watch the lyric video of SB19 'MAPA' here:



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