Admit it: if you were one of us who had only seen ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Musical for the first time when it aired on social media for free, you instantly fell in love with the characters so much that you stalked the actors that played them.

As the hit musical Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Musical continues to make noise for itself, piquing the interest even of non-live theater-goers with its successful first appearance on social media free for public viewing, the actors on this massively well-received musical are starting to get the recognition they deserve. For one, did you know that Gian Magdangal, the actor who plays the director Hector Zabala/ Joy’s lover, is a singer-songwriter on his own right and has released his own original songs?

Places of Paradise


You may wanna check out his debut EP ‘Places of Paradise’, which comprises of four original tracks released under O/C Records last year: the heavy-sounding ‘While We Sleep‘, the alternative-sounding ‘Ahon Sa’yo‘, a groovy collab with Baihana and Lester Sorilla called ‘Back to Before‘, and a soft, mellow, acoustic track entitled ‘Alaala’.


‘Places of Paradise’ has no unifying theme or genre; one track noticeably sounds different from the other. Rather than a demonstration of musical genius in any way, the EP serves more as a vehicle of musical expression for Gian, whose last original material before this EP involved a now defunct boyband from the early 2000s.

What do you think of Gian Magdangal’s debut EP ‘Places of Paradise?


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