Acoustic artist Kito Romualdez is back from Canada to bring us his music with the release of his self-titled album under Viva Records.
Originally a native of San Juan, Manila, the singer-songwriter spent most of his young life in Canada. His musical influences are artists who write their own songs: John Mayer, Jason Mraz, John Legend, Alicia Keys, etc. Maybe that’s why Kito is into creating his own material. In fact, the first track off his debut is a tune he wrote himself.
“Ready Ka Na Ba?” is a call to action where Kito asks if you are ready to be in a relationship. “Ready ka na ba lumipad, sumayaw at umikot-ikot sa mundong kong ito? Ready ka na ba magsaya, kumanta sa mundong nakakahilo?” Kito asks until he hits that little verse of assurance, “Kapit lang, andito ako.”
His 5-track CD also contains “Jack & Jill,” where he spins the nursery rhyme and turns it into a love story. “Jack and Jill didn’t fall down a hill, Jack and Jill fell in love. Jack didn’t break his crown, he broke his beating heart from Jill not being around,” Kito croons.
Another track included in the album is his version of “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” original popularized by Grammy-awarded blues and country artist Bonnie Raitt. “Country music is big from where I come from in Canada, and this cover is my nod to the folks back there,” Kito explains. The album also contains his cover of OPM alt-pop hit “Suntok Sa Buwan” and another one of his originals “She Could Be the One.”
Watch Kito Romualdez’ Ready Ka Na Ba? music video here:
Album Name: Kito Romualdez
Artist: Kito Romualdez
Record label: Viva Records
1. Ready Ka Na Ba?
2. Jack & Jill
3. I Can’t Make You Love Me
4. Suntok Sa Buwan
5. She Could Be the One