Rhian Ramos Talks Music and Latest Flick ‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ in Debut Wish Bus Gig

Nov 24, 2018

She’s got the looks. She’s got some serious acting chops (with a handful of accolades to back its brilliance). And in case you’ve forgotten she has released a debut single way back 2009 — she’s also got the voice.

Rhian Ramos is indeed one of the most versatile artists of her generation. On the sidelines of promoting her romance flick called “Kung Paano Siya Nawala,” she hopped on board the Wish 107.5 Bus and proved just that as she shared her affinity for music and how this art form played a huge role in her latest movie.


Back in the Studio

It’s been almost around nine years since Ramos’ debut track, a pop-dance tune titled “You,” hit the airwaves. These past few weeks, she found herself going to and fro the studio to record new songs.

According to the 28-year-old artist, she is working on new music and looks forward “to release it as something to remember [her] by.” But recognizing that she’s yet to learn the tropes of creating and recording original music, she has tapped some friends to help her hit this goal.


Actress-singer Rhian Ramos graced the Wish Bus with her performance of “Napagod” and her cover of Rivermaya’s “Umaaraw, Umuulan.”


“[The band] Brisom has actually been helping and guiding me because I’m still a music-creating noob. I really need some experienced people, and I’m glad because they’ve been giving me full support,” she shared with Wish during her guesting.

Helping her craft and produce her upcoming releases are Brian Sombero, lead vocalist of synth-wave act Brisom, and Jason Lent, a music producer and co-founder of the Hawaii-based record label AMBLVD Records.

Ramos has already finished recording two out of four new songs. Hinting at the sound of her new works, she and her bandmates performed a track called “Napagod” during her Wish Bus gig.


Back on the Big Screen

While waiting for her newest music offerings, Ramos’ fans and followers can meanwhile witness her artistry unfold through the film “Kung Paano Siya Nawala.”

Premiered on November 14, the Joel Ruiz-helmed film follows the story of Lio (JM De Guzman), a man diagnosed with face blindness, who meets and falls in love with a girl named Shanna (Ramos). An affecting story of accepting one’s flaws and faults unravels as the movie tries to narrate the fate of the main characters.

During her radio interview, Ramos said that she is most proud of this work for several reasons.


Rhian Ramos stars in the 2018 romance drama, “Kung Paano Siya Nawala.”


“This script was pretty special to me. When Joel Ruiz met with me, within the first 30 minutes, I was already hooked. We stayed and talked about it for the next five hours. And then he started to revise some parts based on our conversation. So there’s a lot of ‘me-ness’ in it,” she recalled, adding that the script has even prompted her to co-produce a film for the first time. Apart from starring on it, she also sat as the project’s producer, together with De Guzman and TBA Studios.

Music has also played a significant role for the movie.

“[The role of music] was really huge. We all each made a playlist so that we can listen to something and help us internalize before we film a scene. Everyone would have their headphones on, and I’m really delighted because it has brought so much artistry in everyone.”

She added that the musical scoring is another thing she’s “proud to tell everyone.”

“Our soundtrack is done by Armi Millare of [UDD]. She’s the one who scored our movie. And you know for us fans — it was something that made us feel kilig when we found out that she was game to do it. If you listen to her and her band’s music, it evokes a lot of feelings. So our film and their music are just a perfect fit.”

Watch the trailer of “Kung Paano Siya Nawala,” featuring UDD’s “Anino” below:


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