It’s refreshing to hear another James Reid original. From Randomantic to his renditions of all-time favorite hits like This Time, James has really shown his versatility when it comes to music.


Come 2017, his Palm Dreams album got fans excited and screaming for more. Among his songs under the said album, The Life gained the nods of music aficionados. And for good reasons, too. The song is filled with all things magical, from the lyrics down to its rhythm. Here’s a breakdown of why The Life is easily a great addition to local Filipino music.






The lyrics are spot on beautiful

Like many of today’s popular hits, The Life boasts of beautiful lyrics breathed into awesomeness by James’ amazing vocals. If you have yet to take a closer look at the words, here are a few lines and you be the judge!


She looking at me
Like she wanna freak I’m on it
I swim in her sea
Like we on the beach she love it
I treat her right
Fulfill her desires in life
All because she
She got what I like


The music video was co-directed by Nadine Lustre

It’s magic and sweetness rolled into one. What could be more magical than having your music video directed by the one you love?


It’s perfect for casual listening

With its rhythmic beat, it makes an ideal club music, but it’s also perf as a song you listen to during a morning stroll or when you commute going to work. Who says it can’t be a good going-to-bed song, too? It’s magical like that.