One of the most highly-anticipated events in the music industry is the release of the mega-daughter’s debut recording. Picking-up from her much-raved-about acoustic rendition of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” for her “From Paris to ‘Pinas” TV special, the album is leaning towards a semi-alternative pop direction, yet with a light and young feel that crosses-over diverse demographics and market segments.
The album is a fusion of original compositions and a host of remakes, done in completely different arrangements. Very interesting examples are the 80’s hits “Melt With You” (Modern English) and “I Just Can’t Get Enough” (Depeche Mode). Imagine these songs being guitar-based harmonized with percussions which KC herself played live with Pinikpikan during the recording, creating a unique world music sound.
With the original compositions, KC has collaborated with seasoned songwriters and arrangers for songs that she wants to be remembered for, and that she could claim her own. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab contributed a soon-to-be classic anthem in “Ngiti Lang,” while funnyman Joey de Leon threw-in some serious Tagalog lyrics for “Doo-bee-doo,” an adaptation of an original South African hit song.
The alternative contributions came from ex-Eraserhead and Sandwich lead vocalist Raymund Marasigan who has written and produced two originals “Breathe” and “Sabihin Mo Na Lang.” Pinikpikan’s Sammy Asuncion has produced majority of the songs together with Angelo Villegas, which explains the album’s world music bent, including Joey Ayala’s “Agila (Haring Ibon)” that showcases KC’s vocal capabilities.
With this debut album, KC is destined to be remembered, not only as a movie/TV celebrity and a highly-effective product endorser, but also as a consummate singer of her generation.
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