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