The 1996-hit single, Do You Miss Me by Jocelyn Enriquez has influenced Garth Garcia’s interest in singing. The song was a favorite of his.
During his primary studies, he was about eight years of age, he already had the chance to listen to Enriquez’s hit song.
As a budding music artist back in the Philippines, he took a different musical route. He joined Star in a Million, a singing competition show on ABS-CBN. Garcia was among the finalists for its second season in 2004.
Despite the stiff competition in the local music scene, Garcia never wavered in his commitment to his craft–music Even if he had to resort to working in a different industry, the fire of his passion never extinguished as he continued to pursue it even after he arrived in the US.
In 2017, he migrated to the USA and is currently taking his postgraduate studies at Harvard School of Business while still making music on the side. He established his events business called Starlink Productions–a licensed LLC that holds events and concerts in Los Angeles and other cities and states.
In December 2020, Garcia had the chance to perform with Enriquez via a virtual concert. During the event, he reckoned the Filipino-American dance-pop singer’s (born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area) hit song Did You Miss Me? The song peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100, #17 on the Rhythmic Top 40, #14 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, #8 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, and #12 on the Canadian Singles Chart. In 2001, a fast-paced rock cover version of the song got released by Lucky Boys Confusion.
Garcia reached out to the song’s publisher to remake it got approved.
According to Garth, “According to Garth, “I’m excited to share this track with my fans as it is something different from my previous works, and I got the chance to work with an LA-based producer [MiyamotoSounds], who worked with big-name Hollywood artists.”
Garcia as a recording artist and songwriter, he’s dubbed as the Fil-Am Prince of OPM. He lists some of his awards: MOR101.9 Best New Artist winner (2014), PMPC Star Awards for Music as New Male Recording Artist of the Year (2015), Asian Excellence Awards’ Outstanding Recording Artist Award (2016), Gawad Musika’s Best Male Recording Artist of the Year (2017), a WCOPA Multi Medalist, Best RNB Artist for Spotlight Awards, Los Angeles, CA (2018), and he was the only Filipino nominated at Asians on Film Festival in Hollywood, CA for Best Music Video (2019).
The worldwide release for Do You Miss Me single is February 26.