“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." --- Kyla
KYLA shares her journey to home through her new album titled “Journey” is out in the market via PolyEast Records.
After a long break from releasing music, the country’s R&B princess Kyla is back full force with a stronger R&B sound and a passion for showing emotions through her music.
Yesterday, May 15, 2014, she shared many things about her life during our exclusive blogcon (Bloggers conference) held at the Polyeast Records office in the Quezon Avenue.
Her debut in 2000 up to this date have talked so much celebrated as one of the most uniquely talented artists of her generation, but the new album “Journey” via PolyEast Records proves that she still holds the title.
A jazzy song written by Francis Salazar & Jungee Marcelo, included in the first single of the album, titled “Kunwa-kunwari Lang,” is the song debuted on radio last month and has been receiving much praise for her support as it peaked #1 on RX 93.1 daily survey. Likewise to its digital format, the song entered the iTunes chart at number one upon release and is now available on www.spinner.ph.
While she took something of a risk by breaking from her norm, this 6-track project finds Kyla working with a formidable slate of songwriting and production heavyweights, including Jungee Marcelo, Francis Salazar, Yosha Honasan and Jay-R.
“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 shared.
As the album reclaims her prominence, our 33-year old R&B chanteuse brings a range of styles from “Dito Na Lang”, a throwback to the singer’s glory days or much likened to her hit “Hanggang Ngayon”; “I Got This”, a song that mirrors many of her R&B hits, with her co-writer Yosha Honasan; and “Atin ang Walang Hanggan” on slow-motion which emphasizes the album’s firm R&B roots. When Kyla sang a song written for her by Brian McKnight titled "My Heart" during her Sunday show, it has since become her wedding song which is included in the album in a duet with McKnight.
Kyla is now married to PBA cager Rich Alvarez with 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 says as she shared her anecdote to her song and composition, “Journey”, which is also included in the album with Jay-R and Kettle Mata as co-music writers.
Shortly after her return in late 2013, Kyla began recording a new album. In March, Kyla renewed her contract with PolyEast Records.
JOURNEY Album tour dates:
May 16 5pm Mall tour Robinsons Metro East
May 25 5pm SM Fairview
May 31 6pm Ayala Center Cebu
For more information please visit www.polyeastrecords.com.
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Way To Your Heart – July 2000
Kyla – April 2002
I Will Be There – May 2003
Not Your Ordinary Girl – May 2004
Beautiful Days – May 2006
Heartfelt – June 2007
Heart to Heart – August 2008
Private Affair – November 2010
Essence Of Soul (Best of) – September 2012
Journey – May 2014