The songs that turned us from casual BINI fans to full Blooms

“Pantropiko” is on repeat, 24/7—and so are these other tracks

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BINI has won the hearts and minds (and ears) of everyone in the orbit of the nation’s girl group—and the Preen team is no exception. The summer has been one to remember of the rising P-pop legends, and their recently sold-out three-day solo concert is just the latest piece of proof. 

We’ve been watching their growth as artists since the beginning but as fans, there’s always that one song that changes everything and makes you a believer (or a BINI-liever in this case). 

Here are some of BINI’s tracks that turned members of the Preen team from casual fans to fully bloomed Blooms. 

“Na Na Na” 

“I discovered the song on TikTok through the dance challenge nung nag-viral ang song. I started watching videos and now I’m a Bloom!” 

Nimu Muallam, creative director

“Huwag Muna Tayong Umuwi”

“I first heard ‘Huwag Muna Tayong Umuwi’ from a playlist put together by theater actress Jillian Ita-as. The playlist was a collection of songs that kind of describe the vibes and emotions channeled by her character and her on-stage partner’s in ‘Mula sa Buwan.’ Kilig! Instantly loved it because come on, we all know that feeling of spending time with someone we like and not wanting the day to end!”

Pau Miranda, managing editor

“Salamin”

“I first heard ‘Pantropiko’ by BINI and I thought it was a great summer bop but they released ‘Salamin’ after that and I was hooked. I also saw some funny edits of Maloi on TikTok, which made me love her whole vibe.”

Sam Ong, visual content creator

“Pantropiko” 

@margielyn.due Pasahan ng mic pero ang galing pa rin!🥹 Galing! @BINI PH #bini in pampanga @Jhoanna Robles @Stacey Sevilleja @Aiah Arceta @Maloi Ricalde ౨ৎ @Gwen Apuli @Colet Vergara @Mikha @Sheena Catacutan ♬ Salamin, Salamin – BINI

“Without a doubt, ‘Pantropiko.’ As someone who never really listened to BINI despite hearing of them when they debuted, hearing the official (I’m calling it!) summer anthem of 2024 was the moment they demanded and commanded my attention. The twinkling synths, elements of reggae, and breezy vocals (not to mention those tight harmonies at the end) were what drew me in but it was really after watching the group’s seamless performance in Pampanga (on TikTok) despite struggling with mics that weren’t working was what really impressed me the most. They were so quick to think on their feet and knew exactly what they needed to do. To think that they pulled off a fantastic performance as if nothing was wrong? That’s top stuff, right there.”

Eric Nicole Salta, senior editorial manager

Header image from “Pantropiko” MV on BINI Official YouTube

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