Baby Blue reveal details about “Sweet Talking Sugar” in MYX interview
Following the success of their debut single "Sweet Talking Sugar", MNL48's unit group Baby Blue revealed the details on how it all came together in a live interview with MYX Philippines yesterday.
Members Jan Elaurza and Amy Isidto are present in the interview that was aired live via the local music channel's Facebook and YouTube pages. MYX VJ Ai dela Cruz hosted the said interview, which tackled the sub-unit's creation as well as the backstory and the production behind the song and its music video.
In the interview, unit leader Elaurza said that during the pre-conception for the unit group, HalloHallo Entertainment, Inc. (HHE) singled out potential candidates that could match the planned RnB vibe. She also added that herself, Isidto, and Team NIV’s Coleen Trinidad were surprised by the casual announcement of its formation. “Na-surprise po nung napili kami, pumili po sila ng girls na nagco-complement sa isa’t isa”, Elaurza said.
Furthermore, Elaurza said that the recording for "Sweet Talking Sugar" started around June and few weeks later, the members had to practice the choreography for its music video. Due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions in Metro Manila, the scheduling for dance rehearsals became harder for them until their coach provided an idea for them to learn the steps. “Ang ginawa po ng (dance) coach po namin ay nagsend po siya ng video (choreography), and then sinelf study po namin yun, and nagsesend po kami ng aming video na sinasayaw po yung steps, para po ma-correct niya po kami," Elaurza said.
While they haven’t had a chance to meet their dance coach frequently for training, they succeeded in executing the song’s choreography just in time for the music video shoot. “Ang hirap po ng lugar namin kasi parang hindi pa po namin gamay, pero nagawa naman po namin nung MV shoot”, Isidto recalled.
As for the reason behind the "retro and 90's" flavor in the music video, Elaurza said that the members' look, attire, and emotions were adjusted to match the song's general meaning.
The members expressed their gratitude to their fans for their continuous support they have shown to push the single at the top of the music channel's charts. “Naglu-lurk din po kami sa Twitter, and then nakikita po namin yung mga fans, kasi sabi nila na kailangan i-own natin na mapasama tayo sa number 1. Sobrang happy po kami na na-achieve po yung goal nila," Elaurza said. Isidto echoed the same sentiments, adding that “hindi po namin maaabot yung mga nararating namin kung hindi dahil sa tulong ng MNLoves.”
Asked if Baby Blue has future projects, the members said that there are none as of the moment but hopes for something to materialize "perhaps in the near future."