MANILA, Philippines—Filipino singer and producer Shoti is causing a sensation with his crossover hit, “LDR,” surging to the top of streaming charts across Southeast Asia. The sped-up rendition of “LDR” has solidified its position in key regional markets, reaching No. 13 on Spotify Philippines, No. 49 in Singapore, No. 61 in Thailand, and No. 147 in Malaysia.
This laid-back track recently went viral, particularly in its sped-up version, sparking numerous dance covers on TikTok. It resonates with a new generation of listeners who find the lyrics highly relatable.
Shoti’s decision to deliver the song in both English and Cebuano lyrics underscores his commitment to infusing cultural and geographical identity into mainstream music, all while staying true to his artistic vision. This led to his signing with Sony Music Entertainment, where he joins their esteemed roster and collaborates on what could become one of the most significant local pop/hip-hop songs in recent memory.
The 16-year-old bedroom pop sensation expressed his gratitude toward Sony Music Entertainment, emphasizing that they treat him like family and offer invaluable support in sharing his music with a wider audience.
Image Courtesy of Sony Music.
Shoti’s latest single, “LDR,” comes with a music video directed by Anthony Hejie Suralta. Released on YouTube, the video captures Shoti and his friends in a carefree, joyful atmosphere, distributing roses to random girls as a gesture of appreciation. The concept was spontaneous and casual, with Shoti cherishing the candid moments with his close friends.
Within just one day of its release, the music video for “LDR” made its debut in the top 20 of YouTube’s Trending For Music chart and continues to gain rapid traction.
Shoti’s “LDR” is now available on all major digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.