Indie singer-songwriter Carmina Topacio released her latest single, Guilt Stricken

Christian Melanie Lee

Indie singer-songwriter Carmina Topacio is back in making new music. She recently released her latest single Guilt Stricken. 


"Guilt Stricken" gives out the old school alternative rock type of vibe. The song is inspired by a toxic relationship I had in the past. When a person you love continues to hurt you, the question that keeps repeating in your head is how they could do it and live with it. You wonder if they feel any remorse. The song basically talks about that, but it could also be interpreted and seen from the perspective of the person who has done wrong and is experiencing the unsettling feeling of guilt. I want to share it because I think a lot of people could relate to it."

She ventured out to Spotify. The first song she released is "By my side" which is basically about long-distance relationships. Since the lockdown, many relationships were affected and some couples got to experience what it was like being in a temporary LDR. This was released during Topacio’s birthday, July 1.

Her "Guilt Stricken" was added to the Official Spotify Playlist: Fresh Finds Philippines. It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, and other music platforms. 

She will also premiere the music video for the said song on AUGUST 27, 8 PM, Manila time. Topacio made a homemade music video for this due to the pandemic. She shot her own scenes with a little help from her siblings and learned how to use Adobe Premiere in order to edit 

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About Carmina Topacio

Carmina Topacio is an indie singer-songwriter from Manila. She also plays the piano, guitar, and produces all her songs. At the age of 17, she started her own Youtube Channel and posted alternative cover songs and original compositions.

She was known for covering Avenged Sevenfold's “Afterlife”, “Gunslinger” and, “Eyes on Me” from the Final Fantasy 8 soundtrack. She also wrote her original compositions such as "I don't want to love another" and "It's always been you" which was released on Youtube.

She guested for Boys Night Out Magic 89.9, was featured in Meg Magazine, OO NA! with Oscar Oida, OnlivePH, TV show “The Sweet Life with Lucy Torres & Wilma Doesn’t”, and appeared as one of the top video searches of Yahoo in 2010.

Over the years, she hasn’t been posting as consistently anymore but decided to release new music during the lockdown. It is mainly to keep her busy since her plans for pursuing a career in psychology were put on hold. Rediscovered her passion for music and a sudden wave of inspiration hits her.


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