Guji Lorenzana released a heartfelt music video for “Be Alright,” a song he wrote for his late mother who fought with cancer for almost two years.
During the music video launch, Guji shared that he penned the song to promote cancer awareness and to help his mother fight her battle against cervical cancer.
“I wrote this song initially to help bring up her mood, to encourage her that everything is gonna be okay. And then when she passed away, I realized that this song has a different meaning for me,” he tells MB Entertainment.
To promote his advocacy and create a music video, the singer-actor got in touch with several cancer organizations in the Philippines, USA, and UK. “I talked to other organizations for cancer awareness and they contributed messages that they wanted to tell the people who are fighting with cancer and coping with loss. So this became a big message that no matter what, things will be okay.”
Even though Guji is known as a Kapamilya actor, he revealed that he wants to focus more on his passion for music. “Kasi nag-start talaga ako sa music eh. I was introduced as a singer under Star Magic and then I ended up to the artista side of things, so nag-artista ako.”
The Warner Music artist is part of the action film Maria which will premiere internationally next year. “I’m doing a movie with Cristine Reyes. It’s always been my dream to do an action movie and ito na ’yun. It’s an amazing project and it’s gonna be shown internationally. It’s directed by Pedring Lopez.”
Guji was launched back in 2008 ago as part of Star Magic’s Star Circle Batch 16, alongside Enrique Gil and other young talents. The next 10 years would see him work from one movie to another. In 2013, Guji and his sister Grace went in a blind audition for the first season of the Voice of the Philippines. The Voice coaches Lea Salonga and Apl.de.ap turned their chairs and the siblings chose to go with Apl.de.ap. Unfortunately, Guji and Grace were eliminated during the Battles Stage.
“I never had a chance to showcase this side of my artistry. Lahat ng mga ginawa ko before is puro movies, which I love naman. But the thing is I want to be able to show na ito talaga yung passion ko,” he shares.
When asked about his dream collaboration, he also shared that he wants to work with Gary V. for a music project.
“I really want to work with Tito Gary V on something because he’s also a fighter, not of cancer but of diabetes naman. It would be nice if we could do a collaboration to help people become more aware,” he says.
Watch the music video here:
Other images courtesy of Warner Music Philippines