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Powfu’s Collaboration with Filipino-British Indie Singer beabadobee Scores #1 Viral Hit in the Philippines

Powfu’s Collaboration with Filipino-British Indie Singer beabadobee Scores #1 Viral Hit in the Philippines


Mynila Team April 3, 2020 Music & Culture

Bursting out of the lo-fi hip-hop scene, Powfu sets the Philippine music charts ablaze with the success of his latest single, “death bed (coffee for your head),” featuring Filipino-British indie singer-songwriter beabadobee.

With its relatable and timely lyrics, easygoing vibe, and low-key appeal, “death bed” currently enjoys enormous attention on video-sharing platform TikTok with over 3 million videos to date—thanks to countless of challenges, memes, covers, and renditions from various Filipino artists including a “Chinarot” version that gained more than 8 million YouTube views, and a “Tagalog” version by upcoming Filipino rapper Cesar $emento.

Canadian artist Powfu started recording in the basement of his parents’ home and started releasing music on Soundcloud while still in high school. The 21-year-old Canadian artist would steal his dad’s mic (Faber Drive) and ended up purchasing himself a laptop as recording quickly became his favorite hobby.

He has collaborated with many artists on the rise such as Rxseboy, Guardin, and Snow. His genre can vary from chill-lo-fi to hype-punk, as he finds inspiration through older punk-rock bands as well as newer hip-hop artists such as G-Eazy and Madeintyo.

Powfu’s “death bed (coffee for your head)” is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music.