Prettier Than Pink

Prettier Than Pink

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In 1995, all-female pop band Prettier Than Pink released their debut self-titled album. Prettier Than Pink's music is light and pleasant pop. Nonetheless, their music has more substance than the bland easy listening music so often purveyed by Philippine female artists. According to the credits, the four members of Prettier Than Pink play their own instruments, which include drums, keyboards, bass, and guitar. The band is assisted by guest musicians on 12-string guitar and percussion. All four group members also sing, though one member, Lei Bautista, performs lead vocals.

This album spawned a big radio hit, the spirited and cool "Cool Ka Lang" (Just Be Cool), the lyrics of which say that the best way to fight the stress of daily life is to "stay cool." The chorus is very catchy and sung with a chirpy, cheerful ambience. Many songs have a similar light and breezy ambience, including the opening, easygoing "Para Sa Iyo" (For You), which contains a smooth guitar solo. "No Worries" is a spirited ditty, the lyrics of which explain the "bright" side of not being in a relationship: "Coz being alone means/No worries, no miseries, no heartaches/No one to disturb me." The harmony vocals are fluid and enchanting throughout the album. The lead singing is nice, but could sometimes be better and have more depth. The lead vocals on "No Worries" and "Diyan Ka Na" (Goodbye), for example, sound almost off-key at times. Conversely, the lead vocals on "Cool Ka Lang" sound charming, if a bit thin.

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