Two years after Catriona Gray’s patriotic words inspired the song “Raise Your Flag,” the beauty queen is finally set to release her own version of the inspiring tune. Her rendition dubbed as "R.Y.F." is now out across streaming platforms. The song's official lyric video has already garnered over 100,000 views in its first 36 hours as of this writing.
Catriona announced in her own social media platforms that “I’m so proud to finally be releasing #RYF - a song and personal anthem of mine,” she wrote. “The message of this song has always meant more than raising our country's flag on a universal stage – it’s about feeling that your dreams are VALID, that your voice MATTERS and that life is best lived when it's lived for OTHERS.”
Co-written by Trisha Denise and certified hitmaker songwriter-producer Jonathan Manalo, the lyrics of “Raise Your Flag” were inspired by Gray’s answer to one of the questions asked during her Miss Universe pageant.It was originally recorded by KZ Tandingan and Kritiko, who wrote the rap verses, and was performed by the pair at Gray’s homecoming special in March 2019. Produced once anew by Manalo, Catriona's version has that vibrant and lively Adele-gone-club vibes going for it.