QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Teen actress Kathryn Bernardo is known for her acting skills, but did you know that she is also trained in music?
At the press conference Wednesday, the young Bernardo launched her self-titled debut album, which features five original songs and three bonus tracks. All eight tracks have minus one versions in the album.
This includes the album’s carrier single “You Don’t Know Me” and a revival of Sharon Cuneta’s “Mr. DJ”.
Acting will remain my comfort zone. But for now, I want to explore and learn many things like singing, dancing, and hosting. I also want to know how to play musical instruments
The album also features Cris Villongco’s “Crush ng Bayan,” and Heart Evangelista’s “Love Has Come My Way.”
Four original tracks complete the album, entitled “Na Sa ‘Yo Din Pala,” “Ikaw Na Nga Yata, “K Tnx Bye,” “Temporary Deja Vu”.
Love team partner Daniel Padilla is also part of Kathryn’s debut album. Part of the bonus tracklist are Teen Queen’s version of “Pagdating ng Panahon” and the popular KathNiel duet performances of “Got to Believe In Magic” and “Pinas Smile”.
Kathryn Bernardo: from acting to singing
“Very young, very sweet and very relaxing” is how Kathryn Bernardo describes her music.
Bernardo’s self-titled debut album will initially be released online by Star Music on Sunday (November 30).
A physical copy of the album will retail on record stores nationwide beginning December 5 (Friday) for 199 PHP.
According to Kathryn, she ventures into music to widen her horizon as an artist.
“Acting will remain my comfort zone. But for now, I want to explore and learn many things like singing, dancing, and hosting. I also want to know how to play musical instruments,” she said.
How does Kathryn feel about making music for the first time?
The 18-year-old recording star admits that she is very hands-on in the production of her album filled with easy-listening, feel-good tracks.
“Since this is my first time in recording, I trusted Star Music with the song choices because they surely know better what fits my voice,” Kathryn explained. “But in terms of the album’s concept, layout, and total look, and even in the music video, I helped out to make it really personalized.”
Kathryn Bernardo feels excited doing music for the first time.
Na-realize (ko) na masaya din pala mag gawa ng ganon tapos na-excite ako kasi ang dami kong first time dahil first album … first time ko mag music video, first time ko mag-recording so happy ako
“During (the time) na ginagawa yung album dun ko na-realize na masaya din pala mag gawa ng ganon tapos na-excite ako kasi ang dami kong first time dahil first album … first time ko mag music video, first time ko mag-recording so happy ako,” shares Bernardo.
Who does Kathryn Bernardo want to sing with? Who are her musical influences?
When asked about her musical influences, the Teen Queen has a handful of favorites, including Juris, Michael Bublé, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and her idol Sarah Geronimo.
Among local artists, who does Kathryn Bernardo want to work with?
“Gloc-9” was Kathryn’s immediate response, laughing. She quickly added that she always liked the idea of working with a Gloc-9, who she finds amazing. She also would also want to collaborate with local music greats like Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera.
How much does Kathryn like singing?
Apparently, Kathryn Bernardo likes singing a lot. Like any other Filipino teen, Bernardo enjoys singing at home and hitting video bars with friends.