A Father’s Song: Gloc-9 Reveals That ‘Sirena’ is for His Son

Singer Gloc-9 discloses that his smash hit “Sirena” is dedicated to his son, who is part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Gloc-9’s song “Sirena” has become a big hit—not only among his audience but also with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The rapper recently told ABS-CBN the story behind the 2012 hit, something he has not discussed much. During the interview for the rapper and Gary Valenciano’s collaboration, Gloc-9—whose real name is Aristotle Pollisco—admitted he was initially scared to release the song.

Yung song na ‘yan, nung ire-release namin ‘yan, takot na takot ako. Takot na takot dahil ayaw kong maka-insulto ng tao. Alam ko kasi nung sinulat ko ‘yan, hindi ko tsinelas o sapatos ang suot-suot ko. Ako’y nagsuot ng ibang sapatos o tsinelas,” he said.

Gloc-9 added he didn’t want to release the song because he might offend people. But the opposite happened. One fan even thanked him for the song because she said that it was relatable as she had a friend who was going through it.

He also said that fathers of gay children have approached him. “Minsan nag-guest ako sa isang show sa ABS, isang bouncer, ‘Idol, salamat ha.’ Sabi ko, ‘bakit?’ ‘Kasi yung anak ko sirena rin eh, nung narinig ko ‘yung kanta mo, naliwanagan ako.’

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Gloc-9: ‘Sirena’ is for my son

Beyond having an impact on people, the song “Sirena” was written from a place of love.

In the interview, Gloc-9 said that the song was written for his gay son. “My son is gay. Nung sinulat ko ‘yun, hindi niya pa sinasabi sa amin. Hindi ko alam kung paano ko sasabihin sa anak ko na, kung gaano ko siya kamahal,” he explained.

While it took him time to express it, the “Hari ng Tondo” hitmaker is very proud of his son and looks forward to what he’ll achieve in the future. “Minsan iniisip ko how life gives you hints of magic here and there. Nung natapos ko ‘yung ‘Sirena’ hindi ko naman alam. And I don’t mind. Anak ko ‘yun.

His son Daniel has since come out and he’s proud of him every day and will do everything for him. “Ako’y proud na may anak ako na tulad ni Daniel. Mahal na mahal ko ang mga anak ko at gagawin ko ang lahat para sa kanila,” he said.

The song he said is perhaps the best gift for both him and Daniel.

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