CJ Navato is a Star Circle Quest Kids finalist, a Goin’ Bulilit alumnus, an actor and now a budding singer-songwriter: an impressive resume that he has built since he entered showbiz at a tender age of 8. Admittedly, though, CJ considers music as his first love. To make way for this new found passion in music, CJ initially did covers with fellow artists like Kristel Fulgar and Rhap Salazar, and later on, he released his first official singles.
A self-confessed fan of OPM icon Gary Valenciano and international boyband Backstreet Boys, CJ now delves into songwriting. With his guitar in tow, CJ has been writing continuously and the lockdown has given him enough time to produce loads of new materials that he can readily release in the future.
On August 20, 2021, CJ released his second self-written single entitled “In My Imagination.” The song talks about the survival of a relationship—one that is almost falling apart. It’s about fighting for love, choosing to stay together, learning from mistakes, and making things work. The music has an alternative vibe with an undeniable touch of blues rock. Compared to Anumang Dulo, CJ’s first self-written single, In My Imagination embodies a more mature take on love and relationships. It shows how the artist is also growing in his songwriting craft.