Hugely successful R&B Princess KYLA is set to close 2010 with a bang. Multi-platinum R&B star KYLA returns with her highly-anticipated eight album, PRIVATE AFFAIR under Polyeast Records and showcases her to be a definitive R&B/soul singer to emerge in this decade.
This 12-track album shows Kyla's growth as a singer, songwriter, producer, and as a performer. Kyla says "PRIVATE AFFAIRÆs sound easily reflects where I took my inspirationùback to the basics: old school R&B, jazz and pop." The albumÆs lead-off single, MAHAL KITA (DI MO PANSIN) has already been dominating a massive airplay in its first two weeks. This single follows a vintage style and features Kyla in a unique throwback to the 1950's and 1960's with a music video directed by Treb Monteras.
One of the albumÆs stand-out is a star-studded production of the smooth, club-ready, R&B single DONÆT TIE ME DOWN, which she produced and co-written with her friends and also OPM RnBÆs gems: Jay-R, Billy Crawford, Kris Lawarence and Jimmy Muna. ôI had an unforgettable experience making this song, aside from doing it with my friendsàI also had the chance to work as well as learn with such brilliant artists like them.ö.
A suprise inclusion is the groovy and jazzy R&B tune KEEP THE FAITH composed by up and coming composer Moby Aragones.
Kyla added that another highlight is the song A SONG FOR THE LOVE IN THE SUMMER which was composed by her Dad for her Mom in 1975. ôIÆm so proud of this track because this song is so important to my parents. It really amazes me how music truly inspires people and connects individuals with so much loveö she shared.
Leaning more on her old-school-esque sensibility, the only remake in this album is her R&B but sultry version of HOW DEEP IS YOU LOVE (recorded by the BeeGees in 1977). Other original tracks include LISTEN; DAGLI NA LANG; COMOUFLAGE; ITÆS ALL ABOUT US and a bonus House mix version of DONÆT TIE ME DOWN.
Recorded in a span of three months, PRIVATE AFFAIR is an R&B album composed mostly of melodic ballads of heartbreak and a few upbeats/midtempos that are added in for good measure. As the album shows maturity of her vocals and lyrics, it attempts to try some different styles and show a 'different' side of her. ôWith this album, I was given the opportunity to
record new and original compositions again. But we (with Polyeast Records)
all took risks for this album. Listeners nowadays are so much into revivals but this is my way to help brilliant composers, to promote OPM and the whole music industry and of course, to encourage everyone to write more songsö Kyla shared.
Early this year, Kyla bagged a handful of awards/nominations at the MYX Music Awards in February. She won Favorite Song for Back in Time with Jay-R and Favorite Mellow Video for Old Friend. She was also nominated as Favorite Female Artist; Favorite Collaboration (with Jay-R) and Favorite Remake for Heart 2 Heart. Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards also awarded Kyla as Best Collaboration for "Back in Time" with Jay-R. In celebration of her 10 years of prominence in the music industry, PolyEast Records released 27 of the R&B royalty's biggest hits in a two-CD compilation: ôEssence of Soul: The Hits Collection along with a new song, "Hanggang Wakas". "Hanggang Wakas" is KylaÆs collaboration with Malaysian pop/R&B male artist Hazami, who originally wrote the song in Bahasa entitled ôTekad." The song then adapted in tagalong for Philippine release. Kyla also recorded two songs in Bahasa with Noryn Aziz called ôTeman,ö an adaptation of KylaÆs hit ôHanggang Ngayonö and another song with Hazami with ôCinta Kita,ö a Bahasa version of a Rivermaya origal ôHinahanap-hanap Kita.ö Both songs were released digitally in Malaysia.
Kyla came out in 2001 with a slew of other promising female R&B acts, and have released her debut album WAY TO YOUR HEART. 10 years after, the RnB Princss is back with more confidence and her amazingly unparalleled vocal gifts. Besides the release of her new album in the country, Kyla is gearing up for the Asian release of PRIVATE AFFAIR.
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