2015 proved to be a stellar year for singer-actress Glaiza de Castro. She released her third and undoubtedly most personal and raw album to date entitled “Synthesis” during the early part of the year and held a few “Babae Power” shows alongside other artists to bring forth empowerment towards women from all walks of life. To promote the album, she went on various mall shows and every single venue was jampacked whilst albums were sold-out every single time. It was then no surprise when the album received a gold record award and even won an award for Glaiza as the Rock Album of the Year at the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music. The Alluring Rock Diva, as her moniker goes, also held her first major solo concert at the Music Museum last October entitled “Dreams Never End”. To say that the clamor for tickets was high would be an understatement since VIP tickets was sold out less than an hour after its online release. The same went with the remainder of the tickets which did not even take a day to be in the hands of her avid supporters. It was a gregarious concert that consisted of her own songs as well as her favorite indies from the 80s and the 90s.
And to give back for all that she achieved the past year, Glaiza held a birthday slash benefit concert “Goals. Dreams. Compassion.” last January 24, 2016 at the Valenzuela People’s Park Ampitheater. Bands such as MOONWLK and Autotelic and fellow singer-actors Gabby Eigenmann and JayR lend their support for said occasion and cause. She performed with the young ladies from their church and to the delight of her ever-adoring fans, had a mini-reunion with her former indie band, Kagawasan. She mentioned that Kagawasan translates to kalayaan. The sound was more of punk and rock in comparison to her sound as a solo artist. Which gave her the opportunity to do a bit of headbanging and pacing the stage from end to end. The energy from the show was pure and impassioned from start to end. Proceeds was for the benefit of Valenzuela Special Education Center, a charitable endeavor all too close to Glaiza’s heart.
Truly, music heals the soul and this firepower of a woman proved it.
Synthesis is still out at all record stores nationwide.