LISTEN: Filipino rapper Matthaios joins Southeast Asian artists for Raya- inspired track

Filipino rapper Matthaios inspired track
The new song for Walt Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” features Filipino singer-songwriter Matthaios. Photos from Disney and Matthaios FB.

Filipino rapper Matthaios has collaborated with Southeast Asian artists Raisa, YonnyBoii, and SPRITE to release the trilingual song “Trust Again” for Walt Disney’s latest feature film, “Raya and the Last Dragon.”

Walt Disney Studios announced the new “Raya”-inspired track on March 12, 2021, which is sung in three different languages and references traditional cultural elements from Southeast Asian nations.

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“New song ‘Trust Again’ inspired by Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon and sung by artists from 4 nations – Raisa, Matthaios, Sprite, and our local rising star, Yonnyboii,” Walt Disney Studios wrote.

In a Twitter post, Filipino singer-songwriter Matthaios shared his newest milestone to fans which is the first multi-territorial music collaboration of its kind released for Disney.

“Disney Boy Matthaios….. unlocked!” Matthaios tweeted.

Titled “Trust Again”, the song revolves around the film’s central themes of trust and friendship. It stars Disney’s first-ever Southeast Asian princess voiced by Vietnamese-American film actress Kelly Marie Tran.

The song also incorporates phrases from Filipino, Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai cultures. Rapper Matthaios even makes a reference to Filipino combat style “Arnis” in his verse which is Raya’s choice of weapon in the movie.

The new track follows the release of KZ Tandingan’s “Gabay”, the first Filipino-language Disney song. “Trust Again” was released on digital platforms on March 12, 2021.

Check out the lyrics of “Trust Again” while listening to the song.

“Trust Again”

We’re falling even deeper
It’s getting steeper
Dark days be bright again
Believe and we’ll be stronger
Together greater
I’m ready to trust again

I’m too afraid to feel alive
Didn’t ask for it
Decorated pretty lies
Didn’t ask for it
Petty love ain’t what I need
‘Cause I need the real thing

Shower me with gold, so everybody could see
Satay, nasi lemak and some other delicaties
We could bring the world together over the seas
We abide for the peace, from the west to the east

We’re falling even deeper
It’s getting steeper
Dark days be bright again
Believe and we’ll be stronger
Together greater
I’m ready to trust again
I’m ready to trust again

Believe and we’ll be stronger
Together greater
We’ll never fall again
Beginning of the end
I’m ready to trust again

Now you know it’s just the two of us
Yessir
I know lately I’ve been hard to trust
If I fall now, I won’t fall out, I’m not worried
May tiwala, and there’s no doubt

We will be in a bliss
I know we got this
This will feel like breeze
You know we got this
At ‘di ako aalis
‘Sangga mo parang arnis
Kumapit ka sa ‘kin
Please, I know I got this

ในคืนที่ไร้แสงดาว วันที่เสียใจยังมีตุ๊กตุ๊กข้างกาย
ขอบคุณทุกๆ เรื่องราว ที่คอยนำพาและสอนให้ฉันเชื่อใจ
ช่วยโลกต้องมีมากกว่าพลังมังกรนี่คือสิ่งที่ฉันได้เรียนรู้
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We’re falling even deeper
It’s getting steeper
Dark days be bright again
Believe and we’ll be stronger
Together greater
I’m ready to trust again
I’m ready to trust again

Believe and we’ll be stronger
Together greater
We’ll never fall again
Beginning of the end
I’m ready to trust again

Through the ups and downs
Will you help me from the ground?
You make me feel so right
‘Cause I feel best with you being around
Still, I gotta know, will I ever let it go?
I believe in you, we’ll make it through
I’m still not out of love

I’m ready to trust again
I’m ready to trust again

Believe and we’ll be stronger
Together greater
We’ll never fall again
Beginning of the end
I’m ready to trust again

Believe and we’ll be stronger
Together greater
We’ll never fall again
Beginning of the end
I’m ready to trust again

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Filipino rapper Matthaios for collaborating with Southeast Asian artists Raisa, YonnyBoii, and SPRITE for the new song for Walt Disney’s latest feature film, “Raya and the Last Dragon” and LISTEN to “Trust Again” here.

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