Well, as promised… an update on my meeting with Viva earlier today regarding Sarah’s new album.
I met up with Vincent del Rosario and presented 3 songs… we listened to them together in his office and he seemed to enjoy it a lot. I presented songs which I felt was right for Sarah’s image…
He asked if I was interested in producing some of the songs in her album as well. By producing, I mean overseeing and supervising the whole production of each designated song assigned to me… from conception to creation to execution… from musical arrangement… instrument lay-in… to vocal recording… as well as the mixing and mastering process. I accepted since I figured this wasn’t the first time I produced a song for Sarah…
I produced “SCQ Reload’s” theme song entitled, “Kilig Ako”… a song that I composed and produced for the ABS-CBN hit series and Viva Records a few years back which Sarah performed. A teeny bopper-ish beat that fit the television program’s target market.
Listen to “Kilig Ako” (SCQ Reload’s Theme Song):
Vince and I decided that we should forget about all the “birit” material and “birit” singing that made her famous… “She’s proven that countless times already”, I told Vince. “Tama na yun… We don’t need another album like that”. We’ll be making the materials in the new album more friendly to those who want to actually sing along to the songs in it. Heartfelt… refreshing… cool… light… young… easy to recall and definitely very commercial. No “Celine Dion-ish” type songs anymore…! We’re done with that. Fans will be delightfully surprised on the direction Sarah’s new album will be taking.
I believe the songs I submitted will be just right for her. There was even talk about me probably adding more songs to the album but we haven’t delved into that just yet. Depends on the necessity of it, I guess. A whole lot more was discussed during the meeting about the album and a “particular song” but I don’t think I’m at liberty to say until the ball gets rolling… but it’s definitely BIG. I’ll be posting more about the album’s progress in the coming weeks as everything slowly comes together.