International hitmaker Brian McKnight Jr. and Philippine R&B royalty Kyla collaborate on the heartfelt love song “COY (Cuz of You).”

Penned by Junior (Brian), the single explores the serene feeling of calmness and security that comes from being with one’s soul mate.

“I actually wrote this song around the same time that I wrote ‘Marry Your Daughter.’ It’s really interesting because I was dating someone at the time when the 18-year-old me thought that I was with someone who I can be with for a long time. The lyrics of the song are as true as they can be,” he said.

Kyla meanwhile talked about instantly falling in love with “COY.” “The first time I heard the song, I fell in love with it right away. It’s like a theme song for movies, that’s how it felt. It’s almost enchanting listening to the song.”

The latest Tarsier Records release features the soulful voice of Kyla intertwined with the soothing vocals of Junior over a deep and powerful arrangement by Junior in collaboration with genius beatmaker Theo Martel, with overall production by industry legend Jonathan Manalo.

“COY’s” official music video, premiering on Friday (Oct. 14) at 7 pm on the Tarsier Records YouTube channel, features Kapamilya talents Anji Salvacion and Brent Manalo in a sweet and nostalgic love story.

Junior, a lifelong musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and engineer who hails from a musically gifted family, released an updated version of “Marry Your Daughter” in 2020 under Tarsier Records, produced by label head Moophs. The remake gave the 2005 hit a second wind, breaking through Spotify and Apple Music charts in over 40 countries to this day.

Dubbed as PH’s Queen of R&B, Kyla is a multi-awarded singer-songwriter known for hits such as “Hanggang Ngayon,” “On The Wings of Love,” “Beautiful Days,” “Without You,” and many more.

The “COY” collab is in line with ABS-CBN’s pursuit to expand globally by championing the Filipino talent in the international arena.

Check out Kyla and Junior’s newest single “COY (Cuz Of You),” out now on various digital streaming services worldwide, and stay tuned for the music video premiere tonight at 7pm on the Tarsier YouTube channel. For updates, follow Tarsier Records – @tarsierrecords on all social media platforms.

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