Known as the OPM Concert King, Martin Nievera boasts another classic collection that will keep OPM songs stay forever. As Polyeast Records comes with yet another potential sales-chart topping all OPM album from the countryÆs most- sought-after balladeer, Martin Nievera in ôHimig ng Damdamin.ö
ôHimig ng Damdaminö is a 13-cut retrospective includes all revivals catapulted a decade of OPM love songs. With the albumÆs first single, ôIisa Pa Lamangö finds him cleverly remaking an OPM hit which was originally made by Joey Albert. NieveraÆs version of ôIisa Pa Lamangö will also be accompanied with a music video soon directed by the award-winning music video director Treb Monteras.
This album as a whole is a concept album collecting 13 of the most unforgettable songs in OPM from Regine Velasquez to Gary Valeciano to Kuh Ledesma to Sharon Cuneta and a lot more.
As the album also shows that Nievera is just another sincere fool for love, he racked up a number of contemporary-styled OPM love hits. This time, Nievera shares his versions of the heart-warming ballad ôBabalikang Muliö originally by Regine Velaquez. Another genuinely infectious remake of ôKung Ako Na Lang Sanaö popularized by Bituin Escalante; Sharon CunetaÆs ôNow That YouÆre Goneö in NieveraÆs heartfelt vocals; ôOne More Tryö originally by Kuh Ledesma; another soulful rendition of ôBukas na Lang Kita Mamahalinö which was also a Lani Misalucha hit; and an OPM classic ô with NieveraÆs version of ôKailangan Kitaö borrowed from his dad.
Anyone who has followed NieveraÆs musical career has seen a man that has always been able to sing from his heart and express himself creatively through his music. Other remakes includes an exceptional ballad in NieveraÆs version of ôNaritoö of Gary Valenciano; break-up OPM song of Rachel Alejandro in NieveraÆs remake of ôPaalam Naö; NieveraÆs own interpretation of Ariel RiveraÆs hit in the 90s in the song ôAyoko Na Sanaö and rendering a soulful a Freestyle hit ôBefore I Let You Go.ö Another highlight in the album is an English adaptation of another OPM feel-good music ôUmagang Kay Gandaö in NieveraÆs version called ôBeautiful Morningö
For over 29 years, Martin Nievera has consistently and powerfully made his mark on the music industry and have never failed keeping OPM stay alive even up to now. This feat remains with the ôHimig ng Damdaminö which is now out in the market released by Polyeast Records. Watch out for Martin Nievera as he visits your favorite malls around Metro Manila as he performs his new singles live. Special thanks to Salsa Life, Love radio 90.7 and Crowne Plaza.