Nicole Laurel Asensio and Jeffrey Hidalgo’s holiday wish in song: ‘Sana Masaya Ka’

After a series of music releases that garnered multiple nominations, Nicole Laurel Asensio is releasing on 1 December a brand-new original Christmas duet entitled “Sana Masaya Ka” with OPM artist Jeffrey Hidalgo, produced by Gabe Dandan and released under Warner Music.

“Sana Masaya Ka” is a bittersweet duet that unfolds between former lovers spending their first holiday season apart. Asensio’s silken vocals blend with Hidalgo’s smoky timbre over the bed of instruments arranged by Gabe Dandan.

The song evokes much-needed warmth and familiarity as the characters sing of healed hearts and happier holidays to come. 

“The last time I had a Christmas single was 25 years ago, so I am really looking forward to the release of this track. Nicole and Gabe asking me to do this collab is really an unexpected blessing,” Hidalgo said.

“I am grateful to still be making music and happy whenever inspiration strikes,” said Asensio, who composed both the music and lyrics of the song (with Dandan as co-writer for the music).

“More songs are already in the works for next year. I don’t know how many years on earth I’ll have to do this, and that makes me so much more grateful for the instances God allows creativity to flow,” she added.