Langit chases his star

HOW QUICKLY fortunes can change, especially in show business. Just last year, Davey Langit was on top of the world. He had made the Top 10 of Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA), had a budding career as a songwriter, was performing regularly ...

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

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Published: Sat 8 Dec 2007, 11:43 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 11:54 PM

at the top nightspots in Metro Manila, and was about to launch an album with Cebalo, the band he’d formed with fellow PDA scholars Panky Trinidad, Eman Abatayo and Yvan Lambatan. Their version of the Pinoy Big Brother anthem Pinoy Ako would have been their album’s carrier single.

But before the album could be launched, the group decided to part ways. There were rumours of personal differences and disagreements in terms of musical direction that each member wanted to take. Eventually, the group parted ways. When Davey’s contract with Dream Big Productions expired, he opted not to renew and go solo instead.

Davey is now starting all over again. He currently plays bass for the Urban Symphony band while keeping his dream of going solo alive. Monet Silvestre, one of his former Pinoy Dream Academy mentors, is also helping him gather material for a planned indie album.

He already has about eight songs for a demo. Davey, who composed two songs for the triple platinum album of Yeng Constantino, has also gone back to writing songs; one of his more recent compositions is titled Sa Aking Pag-Uwi and is the theme song of Katas ng Saudi, a movie starring Jinggoy Estrada and Lorna Tolentino. The movie is an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this December.

Every song he writes is intensely personal to him, but Sa Aking Pag-Uwi was different, because Davey drew on personal experience. He is the son of an OFW; his father left to work in France when Davey was only seven or eight years old. The first time his father came home was when Davey was in second year high school; the next was when he was in third year college.

In the beginning, growing up with an OFW for a father was not easy for Davey to deal with. "Of course, it was only natural, because I was really young then," says Davey. "In the beginning, I would ask why he had to leave and when he was coming home. But as I got older, it became easier to deal with."

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