‘Super galing!’: Maris Racal praises Rico Blanco as mentor


Maris Racal is all praises for rumored boyfriend Rico Blanco as a music collaborator and mentor.

The 23-year-old singer-actress recently shared in an interview with RX 93.1 FM radio what it’s like working with the OPM icon. 

“Whenever I’m in the studio with him, siguro if I type everything na sinasabi niya, I would get like three books out of every studio session kasi ganun kadami yung words of wisdom niya in terms of music,” shared Maris. 

Maris is one of the artists handled by Rico’s own record label company, Balcony Entertainment. 

The two collaborated on Maris’ single Abot Langit back in 2019, and recently worked together on her latest single Not For Me. 

 “You know, amazing is an understatement kapag nagko-collab ka with Rico. Siya kasi nag-produce ng song ko so, yung goal niya talaga is artist-centric ‘yung song,” said Maris who’s long been vocal about how she idolizes the former Rivermaya frontman. 

“Kung ano’ng gusto ng artist, yun din yung gusto niyang sundin. But ipapaganda lang niya ng 100 times more. So, yeah, galing, super,” she added. 

In a vlog released last January, Maris documented the writing process for her song Not For Me which included clips of her being mentored by Rico.

Maris has been speculated to be dating Rico following her birthday greeting for him last March. The two, however, have not addressed the romance rumors.

Lyka Nicart
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