Tres Marias’ Cooky Chua, Lolita Carbon and Bayang BarriosBayang Barrios, Cooky Chua and Lolita Carbon, collectively known as Tres Marias, have inked contracts with ABS-CBN Music, marking their return to the music scene as a group after five years.
Among those present during Tres Marias’ contract signing was ABS-CBN Music head Roxy Liquigan, a self-professed fan of Bayang, Cooky and Lolita who admitted he jumped at the opportunity to work with them.
“I said yes immediately because that’s what we want in ABS-CBN—to work with the best and to support Tres Marias, and for them to be able to share their talent as well to our Kapamilyas,” he said.
ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo added that it’s an honor for ABS-CBN’s music arm to work with the trio.
“Their contribution to the industry is incomparable. For them to be part of ABS-CBN Music gives great value to the label because they are pillars of the Filipino music industry.”
Tres Marias has launched its latest single “Isa Pa Nga!!!” which was written by Sigfried Ranada and produced by Mike Villegas.
For Cooky, “Isa Pa Nga!!!” is a reminder that we never truly learn from the pains of loving. “Of course, at my age I’ve been through a lot, but even if we always get hurt, we always try again and believe in the power of love,” she asserted.
Bayang said the track isn’t just about love in particular: “In life, you have to accept defeat, let go of sadness and fight again. Isa pa nga (one more time).”
On the other hand, Lolita believes “Isa Pa Nga!!!” is a tune for celebration. She said: “It’s a never-ending celebration because we all celebrate regardless of whether something good or bad has happened.”
Stream Tres Marias’ “Isa Pa Nga!!!” on various music platforms and watch the music video on ABS-CBN Star Music’s YouTube channel. (Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)