agatha

agatha

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Agatha is a singer and songwriter equipped with such exceptional talents, beauty and cute persona. She has the voice distinctly only her own that would surely melt hearts and raise goose bumps... definitely world class! She's simply "THE VOICE"... She's simply AGATHA.

Biography

MANILA, Philippines—Even if you have the talent and the drive, making a name for yourself in the local music industry is never easy. There are many people out there who are after the same thing, and Pinoys are well-known for our musical talent.

“It is certainly difficult knowing that competition in our country is tight,” muses Agatha, a singer/songwriter/producer who’s been a part of the industry since she was a child. “For some reason, there’s no basis for people’s choices and appreciation for music.”

That hasn’t stopped her from trying, however, and since she’s more than just a singer, Agatha is also making her mark as a songwriter. Having already written songs for herself, as well as for artists like Olgie Alcasid, Sarah Geronimo, Jolina Magdangal and Jennylyn Mercado, Agatha is becoming well-known for her songwriting talent.

Recognition

Recently, her songs gained recognition at the prestigious USA Songwriting Competition, an annual contest that’s been ongoing since 1995 and prides itself on being “the world’s leading songwriting event.”

“I took a shot,” Agatha recalls. “I had no expectations.” Informed of the event by the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Filscap), she grabbed at the opportunity and submitted some of her songs. “It was a chance for people to believe in me,” she explains, “and for us artists to sing our songs and be heard!”

Two of her songs qualified for the finals, trumping the achievement of other contestants from Asia. The judges of the USA Songwriting Competition make up a Blue Ribbon committee which includes distinguished producers and publishers from such major labels as Warner, Universal, Sony BMG and EMI. Known for helping composers and songwriters get a leg up in the competitive musical industry, this just might be the first rung up the ladder of Agatha’s future success.

With many solo artists out there doing revivals and singing other people’s songs, Agatha—as well as other artists like her—stands out. Blessed with a sweet, clear voice that falls lightly on the ear, she also has a way with words and music. Her songs are catchy, mellow, and contain refreshingly simple melodic lines and heartfelt lyrics.

Singing contests

Like many young hopefuls, Agatha Comia Obar entered singing contests as a child. She was a “Bulilit Bagong Kampion” runner-up and won the “Tanghalan ng Kampeon” tilt eight weeks in a row! She also passed the audition for the role of Kim in the German production of “Miss Saigon.”

The singer-composer has performed with groups like Silk, Pido, Slim and Livewood. What really make her distinctive, however, are the many hats she wears. Not only does she write her own lyrics and compose her own music, she’s also a producer for GMA and Viva Records.

An artist of many talents, Agatha is currently working on a new album. When asked what she thought it would take to make it big in the music biz, her answer is simple: “Just keep going!”

Lyrics

Learn to Love Again

Written By: Agatha Comia Obar

learn to give up
learn to let go
learn to believe
I could carry on

learn to be strong
learn to go on
do have the strength
make it on my own

I count the days go by
without you near me now…

tell me how to forget you
not to love you
and take you off my mind
coz there’s no way I can find you
I can hold you
so leave it all behind…

open my mind
open my eyes
do have the heart
to get over you

though times before
I’ve been uncertain
soon, love will come
I should start to fall

and from this moment on
learn to face the storm…

tell me how to forget you
not to love you
and take you off my mind
coz there’s no way I can find you
I can hold you
so leave it all behind…

tell me how to forget you
not to love you
and take you off my mind
there’s no way I can find you
I can hold you
so leave it all behind…

my destiny
is all I can see
time to move on
time to set you free

and finally
love came to me
slowly it grows
changing all of me

with no more alibi
with no more tears to cry
now I should learn to love again

live and learn to love again…

Lazy to Love

Written By: Agatha Comia Obar

I think there's no one else out there
To see what's going on with me
tryin' to figure out, askin' why
I’m not the lucky one to be in love

Am I really fine? Am I ok?
And if there's something wrong, show me the way
To let this heart of mine learn to care
Are you willing to make me stay?

Is this the right time?
When you can teach me how
Begin to love you
But still I’m...

Lazy to love
Lazy to start
Why do I keep on tryin' time and time again
Lazy to mend
This broken heart of mine
Tell me that I can

Didn’t mean to hurt someone like you
'Cause you can't understand what I’ve been through
I had so much before
This thing is new
Can’t you wait for me to be with you?

Is this the right time?
When you can teach me how
Begin to love you
But still I’m...

Lazy to love
Lazy to start
Why do I keep on tryin' time and time again
Lazy to mend
This broken heart of mine
Tell me that I can

It’s such a mystery
Enough of fantasy
Don’t know what's wrong with me
I have you close to me
But I pretend not to see
I guess I’m not that ready to love again

Lazy to love
Lazy to start
Why do I keep on tryin' time and time again
Lazy to mend
This broken heart of mine
Tell me that I can

I can... I can...

Closer to Heaven

Written By: Agatha Comia Obar

How can it be?
That once in your life you will see
The one you can share all your sadness and tears
Your smiles and your fears

Take you there
Somewhere you've never been
Farther than
You can almost imagine and you can't compare
What your eyes will be seeing

Closer to you
Is closer to heaven
A new world discovered
A journey, our future of love
In this land of all lands
Where hope is around
And I will become
Who I am...

And in time
I know I will fall but I'll find
Your hands reachin' out saying
I will be fine
You'll show me the sign

To your heart
Is closer to heaven
A new world discovered
A journey, our future of love
In this land of all all lands
Where hope is around
And I will become
Who I am

... of love...
In this land of all all lands
Where hope is around
And I will become
Who I am
Closer to heaven

...Our future of love
In this land of all all lands
Where hope is around
And I will become
Who I am