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) ; 16th IAMA Int'l Acoustic Music Awards, Finalist
UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Singer/Songwriter)
"GOLD" - ISC Int'l Songwriting Competition, Semi-Finalist (EDM/Dance)
“HERE I AM” - Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee (Contemporary Christian Gospel) ; UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Christian/Faith)
“NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED” – UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Crisis Songs) ; Music Aid, Semi-Finalist (Original Songs)
“SAVE THE DAY” – HMMA Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee (Dance) ; World Songwriting Awards, Finalist (Pop) ; UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Pop). This song was also featured in the Global TV Series "Private Eyes" Season 5.
"WHAT IF YOU WERE PERFECT" – World Songwriting Awards, Finalist (Pop) ; UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist (Adult Contemporary)
She's a multi-genre songwriter: adult contemporary, 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.
Song Review: Save The Day
Song: SAVE THE DAY (Girlie Vasallo)
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.
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.
Instrumental Performance/Execution: Strength
Recording Quality/Overall Mix: Strength