Claudia Barretto Releases Much-Awaited Debut EP Under Universal Records

Claudia Barretto is ready to make her mark in the music industry with the release of her self-titled debut EP on May 18, 2018 (Friday), 8:00 p.m. at Yes Please, 11th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Coming from a family of Filipino entertainment royalty, Claudia has opted to follow her passions and pursue a career in music, instead of following the path of her parents, sister, and aunts in the field of acting. The young, pretty, and talented singer, with her raw potential and certified hits will certainly be a force to reckon with in the years to come.

After months of anticipation, Universal Records proudly presents Claudia Barretto’s five-track debut EP. Leading up to the EP’s launch, three tracks, featuring different collaborations with local and internationally acclaimed artists have already been released. Her debut single ‘Stay,’ was written by popular singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre, garnering more than 1 million streams on Spotify, with its music video garnering over 500,000 views in just one month. Following this success, Claudia collaborated with Spotify Viral singer-songwriter-producer Fern. to produce the track ‘You’. In addition to this, she has also released the song ‘Finally Found It,’ which was well-received internationally and playlisted in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Rounding up her EP are previously unreleased track ‘Poison,’ and yet another exciting collaboration. The ‘Finally Found It – Remix’ features non-other than 2017’s 17-year-old American R&B rising artist Marteen. Cousin of breakout artist Kehlani, Marteen definitely adds more flavor to the hit song; a collab that will surely be a sure-fire hit.

Talking about the process of making her EP, Claudia says “Working on it was both a terrifying and exciting time for me. Terrifying because on the EP, I was really trying to get to know myself and find my identity as an artist, and exciting because I feel like after this, it’s clearer to me what I want to pursue in the future. I also love that I was able to collaborate with passionate people on this project – it has been a real honour to even be identified as an artist by these people, and I’m looking forward to make more music, this time with a more distinct sound. ”

Claudia’s self-titled debut EP, featuring her singles ‘Stay,’ ‘You,’ and ‘Finally Found It,’ along with two new tracks, is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, and Spotify under Universal Records.

Kyla releases latest album “Journey”

After a long break from releasing new music, the country’s R&B princess Kyla has released her latest album “Journey.”

She has proved to be one of the most uniquely talented recording artists of her generation since her debut in 2000.

I have come from a long journey to finally release a new album again and I can say, it feels to great to be back. This new album brings so much excitement and fulfillment in my career that now I have a family of my own, I’m back to what I love doing the most—singing and recording songs for my fellow music lovers,” she says of her new album. “The title kind of speaks for itself, my journey of life experiences. My last album came out in 2010 and here we are in 2014, and there are a lot of things have happened, obviously. There are a lot of changes that I need to embrace as to the music industry and battle of producing quality songs. And people have seen me go through so many things in the public, whether it’s my personal life or my career,” Kyla shares.

The first single off the album,  “Kunwa-kunwari Lang,” is a jazz-flavored track written by Francis Salazar & Jungee Marcelo. The song debuted on the radio last month and has been receiving much praise for her support as it hit #1 on RX 93.1 daily survey. The song also entered the iTunes chart at number one upon release.

While she took something of a risk by breaking from her norm, this 6-track project finds Kyla working with songwriting and production heavyweights, including Jungee Marcelo, Francis Salazar, Yosha Honasan and R&B prince Jay-R. The album also includes “My Heart,” a song written by Brian McKnight for Kyla. The song eventually became the wedding song when she tied the knot with PBA cager Rich Alvarez, with whom she now has a one-year-old son.

That part of my life plays a big role of this journey. Especially on how I see life in a much brighter perspective and how love has defined itself for me,” Kyla further explains. She co-wrote the title track with Jay-R and Kettle Mata.

Shortly after her return in late 2013, Kyla began recording a new album. In March, Kyla renewed her contract with PolyEast Records.

Watxh out for her as she visits the following places for her “Journey” album tour.

  • May 16                 5pm       Mall tour Robinsons Metro East
  • May 25                 5pm       SM Fairview
  • May 31                 6pm       Ayala Center Cebu