The Story Behind True Faith's '90s Love Anthem 'Perfect'

People assumed they were a foreign band.

Baby, as I look into your eyes. Oh, you're perfect… With a smooth, breezy pop formula and abundance of superb melody and vocal harmony, the 1990s were an era of statement-making music that shook the core and revived Philippine popular music.

“When ‘Perfect’ came out the DJs did not tell the people that it was a local band. Everybody was thinking that this is a foreign band. It sounded foreign, sounded new, so people were debating whether it was local or it was foreign,” Eugene Marfil, Guitarist of True Faith, stated.

True Faith is a Filipino band that was created in 1991. They shot to fame in 1993 after releasing a demo tape of their song "Perfect," a love ballad with wistful vocals.

“First time I heard it I was like, wow! That sounds heavenly, that sounds really nice. Naisip ko lang talaga, It was instant, It was like serendipity. Talagang I just thought of the line ‘you are perfect,’” True Faith Lead Vocals Meds Marfil said.

The group established themselves as one of the most well-known and competent bands in the Philippines. The accessibility of "Perfect" opened the doors to a far bigger audience than the cult of fans who flocked to small bars to see them play new wave versions. 

Meds and Eugene Marfil, brothers-turned-bandmates, take a seat and discuss the song that catapulted them to fame in this OG video exclusive. Watch it below.

Watch OG Presents: Story behind the hit song ‘Perfect,’ only on the OG YouTube Channel. Subscribe to the channel here and watch more OG videos here.

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