Filipino singer shortone kicks off 2022 with his excellent R&B single, “Akin Ka” (You’re Mine), his special Valentine’s Day offering.
While the grand professions of “Akin Ka” aren’t new (Aangkinin ka na parang pamana / Araw-araw ikaw ang aking panata – I’ll claim you like you’re my heritage / You’re my devotion every day), shortone’s take reinforces the irresistible, chivalrous charm of the Filipino harana (serenade). Its simplicity—the accompanying slo-mo visual shows the Filipino singer delivering the track under the rain—is charm at its most endearing offensive.
“Akin Ka” follows last December’s “green strawberry.”
Watch the Visual Illness-directed video: