What’s the least thing you can expect from a Filipina singer-slash-YouTube singer who keeps on belting out ballads on her live performances? Pyramid. The single reminds us that Charice Pempengco is not just someone who’s exclusive to ballads and would forever sound Filipino. Pyramid is the new single of YouTube sensation and David Foster’s anointed child, Charice Pempengco. Different from her debut single Note to God, Pyramid shows a more current vibe that’s ear-friendly and something you can hear off the radio
In this single, Charice collaborates with Replay singer/rapper Iyaz who, in the contrary, does not sound annoying but on the other hand, helps the song sound more hip and fresh. Their voices surprisingly blend (maybe because of the heavy editing it has, but that’s another matter). The chorus is just so cool. The verses are great, and the bridge is where they just blend and flow and that’s good.
The only thing that helped them ,which is very disappointing, is the heavy usage of Auto-tune. As someone who has heard of countless Charice YouTube videos and live performances, I can say that her voice was seriously edited. You can barely recognize her in this song. Her thick voice was somewhat changed into that thin voice that best suits song. Compare it to JoJo and there’s a resemblance. What’s more surprising here is Iyaz sounds less like a Virgin Islander here. Heavy editing there.
Despite those editings, the song’s still a great song. I’d surely give credit to the one who wrote this song. Because of this song I’m saying something positive about Charice and Iyaz.