Filipino singer-songwriter Zack Tabudlo reunites with actor-musician James Reid in his captivating first single of 2022, “HATDOG.”

Written, mastered, mixed, and produced by Tabudlo, “HATDOG” is “about giving reassurance, love, and support to the person who has mixed feelings for you. You are there for them no matter the situation is even if it will hurt in the long run,” the prolific singer-songwriter said in a press statement.

Tabudlo describes the track as “definitely one of the most ‘chill’ songs that I’ve released so far,” which offers an easygoing pop/R&B touch to it, compared to his more pop-ballad hits. He shared that the song was finished in just 30 minutes and made Reid listen to it in the studio. “We were supposed to just hang out to kind of talk about what song and style and everything else we should do… But we ended up finishing the material.”

“HATDOG” is currently sitting on the 6th spot of YouTube Philippines’ trending music videos.

The two have previously worked together in Tabudlo’s “Para Sa Mga Ex” (For The Exes), released last October. The track was a single off his Episode album. Zack Tabudlo’s “Binibini” was named Spotify’s most-streamed song in the Philippines last year.

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Watch the live performance of “HATDOG” below: