One of the greatest achievements of a singer is to have at least a song that he can completely call his own… a song that no matter how many singers remake, it will always be his… a song that lives on when the singer is long gone.
After 9 years and 7 albums, I have released numerous singles that have stuck on the music lovers’ subconscious. To name a few, there was How Can I Fall, Love Always Finds A Way, Forevermore, The Impossible Dream and “my” most popular song, The Past. But of all these songs, there is one thing in common… they are all covers… not mine.
Moving to Star Records gave me a whole new playing field. New people. New ideas. New work ethics.
But first things first. I wanted my own original material. Original songs.
I am so fortunate that Star Records put their faith and trust in me and allowed me to come up with my very first all original album… simply entitled ALL ORIGINAL.
The album consists of 10 fresh songs plus 2 bonus tracks. Everyone has their own “love theme” in this album. May it be for those in love, those hoping for love, even those who has lost love… or those who just wants to enjoy life.
Here are my favorite lines from the songs:
“Just one look and nothing else will matter… but for now… all you are is a wish.”
WISH by Garlic Garcia & Jonathan Manalo
“Can’t we just turn back the time when love was like flowers in bloom… when love once was beautiful.”
WHEN LOVE ONCE WAS BEAUTIFUL by Raizo Chabeldin & Biv de Vera
”At sapat na ang lahat basta dito ka lang…”
DITO LANG by Kiko Salazar
“Hangga’t may bukas pa, ikaw ay iibigin. Hangga’t may awit pa, sa ‘yo ako sinta…”
IPINAPANGAKO KO by Christian Martinez
“Hinding hindi na ko maghahanap pa ng iba pagka’t sa yo’y wala nang hahanapin pa…”
IKAW NA by Soc Villanueva
“Ang tangi kong dalangin… hanggang wakas makapiling… Ikaw sinta sa habang buhay…”
SA HABANG BUHAY by Wilson John Escaner
“Kasalanan bang ibigin ka? Ang puso’y di tinuruan na mahalin ka…”
TANGING IKAW by Jed Madela and Jonathan Manalo
“Aasahan ko at di maglalaho… Dinggin mo ang puso kong itong alay sa ‘yo…”
DALANGIN KO by Jimmy & Cymbee Antiporda
“When I do would you say you love me too? Love you did and do and will forever…”
WILL FOREVER by Jungee Marcelo
“And no matter where or how far I go… When all is done, I come home to you…”
HOME TO YOU by Trina Belamide