Pop-rock sensation Jed Baruelo continues to gain significant traction in the Philippines with the success of 'Nahuhulog,' a song that the singer-songwriter claims to be about the unexplainable feeling of falling in love and 'being completely entranced by someone.'To date, the song has stayed within the top 20 of the Spotify Philippines Top 200 charts for more than a month now and has gone viral on TikTok — thanks to the fan-driven videos that utilized swooning parts of the material for a more romantic effect.'All I can say is that I'm truly grateful. The feeling is surreal, and words can't express how happy I am. Being part of the Spotify Local Charts has been one of my dreams since I started writing songs, so this is really a big achievement for myself. I could also vividly imagine my 15-year-old self-screaming in awe if he knew that this would happen,' Baruelo said on his reaction to the song getting viral and on Spotify Local Chart.Written and produced by Baruelo himself, the song tackles a kind of confessional love that overflows with excitement and genuine appreciation. Infusing alt-rock melodies with '80s synths and lush arrangements, the song is built like an instant earworm without completely sacrificing the intent of the lyrics.In addition to the online popularity of 'Nahuhulog,' this 3rd Year BS Mathematics student from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila was recently introduced as one of the newest artists under Sony Music Entertainment — home of the biggest OPM acts in recent memory such as Ben&Ben, SB19, Clara Benin, Ace Banzuelo, Nobita, and more.Here's more of Music Geek's interview with this viral singer-songwriter.What do you think made people resonate with 'Nahuhulog?'At first, I really didn't think that people would relate to 'Nahuhulog' because I felt like the song was very personal to me when I was writing it. However, I realized after that the song generally expresses love, a genuine one, wherein people would also want to feel the 'kilig' and 'dating phase' vibes that the song was giving off.Now that you have a hit single, do you feel pressure whenever you write or release a new single?I'm starting to feel the pressure now. I've already finished some unreleased songs and I can't help but to compare. However, I always say that no one can really say what will happen, and what matters is that I'll stay true to my craft and make my listeners genuinely embrace what they feel through my music.What is your creative and songwriting process?My songwriting process is a little unconventional. Because I mostly rely on my inspiration and energy. And these certain generated ideas don't come up in a way that I schedule myself to write songs in this specific time of the day, but it usually pops up in weird places like in the bathroom, while washing the dishes at the kitchen — just like my creative process while I was writing 'Nahuhulog.'How did you start with music? And how were you discovered by Sony Music?Our family is very musically inclined, so at a young age, I was really influenced by my father and other relatives. I learned to play guitar when I was 7 years old, and I had my formal piano lessons when I was 10. I started writing songs when I was 14 years old and learned to produce my own music. And almost a year since the pandemic started, I released my own song. Then a year after I released 'Nahuhulog,' it gained recognition in different media and music platforms, and that's when Sony discovered me.What is music to you?Music is my comfort-zone and my medicine; it is where I express my unsaid and complicated feelings, and it doesn't ever fail to always help me heal as a person.