Denise Julia, DENY team upon sultry R&B jam ‘don’t matter’


Filipino R&B stars Denise Julia and DENY link up on the soulful, sultry jam “don’t matter”, which is out now via Sony Music Entertainment.

The track marks the first time the two rising singers worked together on a music project. In an Instagram post last week, Denise Julia confirmed that the idea of collaborating with each started three years ago, when they were just trying to make it big in the music scene.

Produced by J. Greg, Duaneinsane and Denise Julia, and composed by the latter with DENY, “don’t matter” finds them trading verses over a delicate, laid-back groove.

With Denise Julia’s powerhouse vocals blending perfectly with DENY’s sensual coos, the song transforms into a charming, sing-along bop celebrating empowerment, freedom and self-love — three virtues that triumph over the prospect of everything going wrong in a leap of faith.

The arrival of “don’t matter” comes on the heels of the duo’s recent accomplishments: Denise Julia becoming the most streamed Filipino female artist for several months thanks to the enormous success of her 2023 EP, Sweet Nothings (Chapter 1); and DENȲ reaching more than a million monthly listeners on Spotify on the strength of her acclaimed crossover album, LOVES7AGE.

A week ago, Denise Julia dropped the music video of her new single “Sugar n’ Spice.” Helmed by award-winning filmmaker Samantha Lee, the visuals depict sweet sapphic moments that a lot of adolescent queer women can relate to, regardless of category and experience. To date, the music video has racked up nearly 400,000 views on YouTube in less than a week, and has peaked within the top 10 of the video-sharing platform’s ‘Trending for Music’ charts.

DEN,  on the other hand, wrapped up 2023 with a record-breaking milestone. Her new album, LOVES7AGE was a hit among fans and critics and yielded memorable hits such as “Alam Ko Na,” a collaboration with Just Hush and Third Flo’, and the Arthur Nery-featured “Sabik.”