Thursday July 1, 2021

Los Angeles – Filipino American pop recording artist, TV host, producer, songwriter, and dancer Thomas Orlina released his debut solo pop dance music video, “Brush It Off”. The music video depicts a powerful message and is intended to highlight, amplify, and bring attention to various subject matters like mental health. It also celebrates equality with a partnership with the GLAAD organization, highlights the Black Lives Matter movement, brings awareness to the Stop Asian Hate movement, and much more. “Brush It Off” is intended to empower, uplift, and motivate listeners to overcome life’s obstacles and let go of anything that is weighing them down. The sound of his pop dance song was inspired by Billboard artists Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga. “I hope this music video inspires people around the world to continue to create projects that make them happy, touches the hearts of people who need healing and sheds light to all of the subject matters I included in this video,” says Orlina. The music video was co-directed and produced by Thomas. “Including the Filipino-American and Asian-American community in my music video was very important to me. As someone who is proud of their heritage and culture, I wanted to include people who look like me and represent the community I identify with. We need more visibility in entertainment and it was really special featuring my niece who is 6 years old, along with other kids and extras who identify as Asian-American. I’ve been on the cover of MANILA UP! and am so proud of Sonia, Grace, and her team as they continue to develop their brand further. I appreciate their continuous support for my music career,” Orlina said in an exclusive interview with MANILA UP!. Thomas is best known for being the...... Read more on Full Issue!

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