With 11 songs that clock in just under less than an hour playing, The Voice Philippines runner-up Klarisse de Guzman’s first studio release has been unveiled. It’s a self-titled pop-soul record to admire. Launched through a concert held last 29 Aug 2014 at Teatrino, she has again proven to be the diva-in-the-making because of her mezmerizing melodies and textures.
Amateur singing contests were Klarisse’s training ground. Her strategy got her enough competitions and confidence to try the big leagues. Despite her confidence, Klarisse came to a point that she lost her confidence in singing due to successive rejections and fatigue from competing. Until she found her way of becoming the artist she’s destined to become after passing The Voice Philippines screening. Klarisse is finally reaping the fruits of her contest days. She’s a champion in her own craft.
Guided to victory by Sarah Geronimo, Klarisse has released her album with the debut single “Di Kayang Pilitin,” written by Klarisse herself. She has been hands on with the album production. She aspires an all-original album and be able to collaborate with her music heroes Lani Misalucha, Up Dharma Down, and of course Sarah Geronimo in the future.
Cover songs include “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “To Love Somebody”, “The Climb,” “Slowly,” “Everything I Do, I Do It For You,” and “Stuck On You.” The album’s original tracks: Nyoy Volante’s “Sino Ka Ba,” Arnee Mendaro’s “Sayang Naman,” and Toto Sorioso’s “Magpakailanman” all seem to be constructed from the finest notes honed to their perfect form. Vincent de Jesus’ “Sabihin Mo Sa Akin,” the theme song from the teleserye Mirabella is also included.
From the recent launch, Klarisse sang her “The Voice Suite” with the songs she has performed from the reality singing competition “The Voice Philippines:” Julianne Tarroja’s “Tulak Ng Bibig,” Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Frankie Valli’s “Beggin,” Bonnie Raitts’ “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Beegees’ “To Love Somebody,” Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” and Elton John’s “Your Song.”
She has also shared the stage with “The Voice Kids” runner up Juan Karlos, fellow The Voice Philippines contender Paolo Onesa and King of Acoustic Pop Nyoy Volante.
Her mini-concert launch did not only showcase her drumming skills but also showed her talent for vocal impressions as she sang-alike Divine Diva Zsazsa Padilla, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Ultimate Showgirl Vina Morales, Queen of Soul Jaya, King of Soul Janno Gibbs and Pinoy Rock Icon Bamboo. Video below courtesy of Ning Buning.
View photos from The Voice of the Philippines Klarisse De Guzman’s concert here:
Klarisse De Guzman’s debut album is now out under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) in CDs at Astroplus and Odyssey outlets and digital downloads via spinnr.ph and iTunes.