About

Girlie Vasallo is a Filipino-Canadian ad agency associate creative director turned singer/songwriter, with years of experience writing commercial soundtracks before moving to Vancouver, Canada. She has earned recognition from the London International Advertising Awards and the Creative Guild Awards for her work in television ads. Yet writing music is still her first love.

“CHAPTER TWO” - HMMA Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee (Folk/Acoustic) ; ICMA InterContinental Music Awards, Finalist; IAMA Int'l Acoustic Music Awards, Finalist;
UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Singer/Songwriter) 

"GOLD" - One Earth Awards, Winner (Dance/Electronica); ISC Int'l Songwriting Competition, Semi-Finalist (EDM/Dance) 

“HERE I AM” - HMMA Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee (Contemporary Christian Gospel) ; ICMA InterContinental Music Awards, Finalist; UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist; World Songwriting Awards, Finalist 

“NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED” – UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Crisis Songs) ; Music Aid, Semi-Finalist (Original Songs) 

“SAVE THE DAY” – New Media Film Festival Nominee (Music Only category); HMMA Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee (Dance) ; ICMA InterContinental Music Awards, Finalist (Pop); World Songwriting Awards, Finalist (Pop) ; UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Pop). This song was also used in the Global TV Series "Private Eyes" Season 5.

"WHAT IF YOU WERE PERFECT" – One Earth Awards, Winner (Pop); ICMA InterContinental Music Awards, Finalist; World Songwriting Awards, Finalist; UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Adult Contemporary) 

She's a multi-genre songwriter: adult contemporary, folk, pop, dance pop & EDM and has worked with Grammy and Juno award-winning producers and arrangers in North America. She was a finalist for Female Songwriter of the Year and Female Single of the Year for her song "Save The Day" in the Int'l Singer-Songwriters Association.

These days she is more focused on sync songwriting and music licensing - writing music for television shows and commercials by creating original songs that  synchronize music to picture, and working towards writing a hit song for an international artist or band through creative collaborations.

NEW RELEASE

What If You Were Perfect

GIRLIE VASALLO

One Earth Awards Winner, ICMA InterContinental Music Awards Finalist, World Songwriting Awards Finalist and UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist

SONG REVIEW: "WHAT IF YOU WERE PERFECT"

Song: "WHAT IF YOU WERE PERFECT" (Girlie Vasallo) 

Overall Impression:   "What if You Were Perfect" is the sophisticated new release from internationally recognized singer/songwriter, Girlie Vasallo. Seamlessly blending elements of folk and country with a refined modern pop sensibility, Vasallo creates a sound that is both fresh and familiar on "What if You Were Perfect." Opening with a lithe and lively acoustic guitar riff underscored by lush, warm synths and strings that create the perfect foundation for Vasallo's breathy vocals as she explores the themes of self love and relative perspective in her distinctive and insightful style. "What if You Were Perfect" is a fine example of mature, contemporary song craft from a seasoned songwriter in the prime of her career, and should have broad crossover appeal that disregards established  genre boundaries. Music enthusiasts across the board need to check out "What if You Were Perfect", as well as Girlie Vasallo's other brilliant work, available on all major platforms. 

Strongest Point(s):   Absolutely gorgeous production, fantastic mix. Love the acoustic guitar riff that opens the track and serves as the framework for the verses. Great pop structure and textbook arrangement. Clever instrumentation, very nice mix of organic and electronic. Outstanding beat design, I especially liked the kick; warm yet punchy, with plenty of headroom in the low end of the mix. Intelligent lyrics, conveying a positive message. Strikingly vivid imagery, particularly in the first verse. Very modern vocal style, excellent performance and production there, both in the lead and the auxiliary vox. Simply an amazing track, from top to bottom. Magnificent job, by all involved. 

Target Audience Appeal:   Fans of Singer/Songwriter, Adult Contemporary, Pop, Country Pop, Folk-Pop 

Artist target suggestions:   Taylor Swift, Mickey Guyton, Dua Lipa, Kacey Musgraves, Hailee Steinfeld, Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Brooke Eden, Miranda Lambert 

About The Reviewer:   Steven Azami is a multi-instrumentalist with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Both as a touring/session player and as a producer, his career has spanned nearly every genre, from bluegrass to jazz, from rock to reggae. In addition, his work as a music educator has allowed him to cultivate and foster talent among the next generation of musical explorers

Vocals: Strength 
Lyrics: Strength 
Instrumental Performance/Execution: Strength 
Melody/Rhythm: Strength 
Arrangement/Flow: Strength 
Recording Quality/Overall Mix: Strength

Music

SAVE THE DAY

GIRLIE VASALLO

New Media Film Festival Nominee, HMMA Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee, ICMA InterContinental Music Awards Finalist, ISSA Single of the Year Finalist, World Songwriting Awards Finalist and UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist 

NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED

GIRLIE VASALLO

UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist and UKSC Music Aid Semi-Finalist

GOLD

GIRLIE VASALLO

One Earth Awards Winner and ISC International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist

CHAPTER TWO

GIRLIE VASALLO

HMMA Hollywood Music In Media Awards Nominee, ICMA InterContinental Music Awards Finalist, IAMA International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist, UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist and UKSC Music Aid Semi-Finalist

HERE I AM

GIRLIE VASALLO FEAT. LALAINE ENRIQUEZ

HMMA Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee, ICMA InterContinental Music Awards Finalist, World Songwriting Awards Finalist and UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist

CELEBRATE

GIRLIE VASALLO FEAT. LALAINE ENRIQUEZ

Available on Spotify and Apple Music

Videos - Dance/Pop/EDM

Holiday Season Video

Videos - Singer/Songwriter/Adult Contemporary

Latest Video

Song Review: "Save The Day"

Song: "SAVE THE DAY" (Girlie Vasallo) 

Overall Impression: 
Girlie Vasallo serves up frisky, fresh, uplifting Pop, ready to be jammed immediately in her new track SAVE THE DAY, a buoyant outing of synth, and invigorating beats for anyone who's been struggling with feeling stagnant or stifled. Tackling current topics with poise and grace, SAVE THE DAY transforms the turbulent events of 2020 into an effervescent feel good track full of hope, weightless, catchy instrumentals, and silvery, lovable vocals for an irresistible good time. 

Strongest Point(s): 
SAVE THE DAY has an incredibly cohesive feel, thanks to careful artistic choices and flawless production that results in an infectious track full of beautiful melodies and tones that all live effortlessly within the same space. Girlie Vasallo's lyrics are on the nose and unmistakable in their references, yet general enough to not accidentally date themselves in a way that could damage the piece's longevity, and her overall message that life/love 'will find a way' is timeless in both its appeal and application. The song's layering is soft and full of interest while retaining an easy, offhand vibe, and details like layered vocals and the song's fuzzed out break beginning at approximately 2.13 offers plenty of variation for the short, sweet track. (PS: Cute, groovy music video! Thank you for sharing!) 

Target Audience Appeal: 
SAVE THE DAY has easy appeal for anyone who considers themselves a fan of Pop, Dance, Indie, or general synth. An immersive and positive jam, the song will likely be a popular add for a wide range of playlists serving a variety of purposes, including morning pick-me-ups, commuting, positivity/motivation, and overall aesthetic moods. A possibility for a club or bar looking to promote a positive atmosphere, the song would also be an excellent choice to include on a larger album of work where listeners could really settle in and connect with the music in their own time. 

Artist target suggestions: 
Alessia Cara, Zara Larson, Hailee Steinfeld, Astrid S, Julia Michaels, Selena Gomez, Bebe Rexha 

About the Reviewer: 

Mary Wildsmith is an FM Radio DJ, and has been involved in both on-air work and radio production for five and a half years, in addition to working the past decade in and out of the live entertainment industry. She has experience with the fickle nature of the music industry, selecting singles to promote or discard for radio play, and engineering stage to audience sound systems. Having worked balancing, troubleshooting, and running audio rigs has enabled her to be both sensitive, and sympathetic, to the finesse and nuance of quality recording. Mary is passionate about promoting new and independent artists, and has spent extensive time in round-table environments discussing music and audio critically, and collaborating with artists to enable them to put the best possible foot forward with their art. 

Vocals: Strength 
Lyrics: Strength 
Instrumental Performance/Execution: Strength 
Melody/Rhythm: Strength 
Arrangement/Flow: Strength 
Recording Quality/Overall Mix: Strength