Hazel Faith Dela Cruz’s entry to Himig Handog P-pop Love Songs 2014 is a coming of age song that can be an empowerment hymn to its listeners. “Everything Takes Time” tells the journey of love and life with its charismatic lyrics.
The song reflects Hazel Faith Dela Cruz’s own story when she got her break from a contest that allowed her to go to Hollywood because of the American musical TV series “Glee.” This paved her way to to several projects such as the movie “Ekstra” and the hit TV series “Be Careful With My Heart”.
It’s engaging yet simple lyrics jive well with the beat and arrangement; however, the song, in general, feels too common and lackluster to stand out. Overall, it possesses the qualities of both love songs and inspirational songs. Its X-factor lies mainly in Hazel Faith’s voice. “Everything Takes Time” serves as her anthem as a new artist in the industry.