Dennis Trillo, one of the country's hottest male
celebrities, has just released his self-titled album at Virgin Café last
Monday, March 12. The 12-track album contains remakes as well as original
songs, plus his duet with Asia's Songbird, Regine Velasquez, for the song
entitled "Magtatagpong Muli."
As the first recording artist of IndiMusic, Dennis is
beginning to feel the pressure that comes with his attempt to penetrate the music
scene. "Grabe talaga ang pressure kasi hindi never ko naman naisip na magiging
singer ako. Nagulat nga rin ako at nang dumating yung pagkakataon, ayaw naman
natin palagpasin. Matinding pressure kasi siyempre Ms. Regine Velasquez at Ogie
Alacasid ang nagtiwala sa akin. Nakaka-pressure kasi ayokong mapahiya sa
kanila...saka para hindi sila magsisi sa pagpili sa akin."
When asked why he chose to be signed up with Indi Music, the
star of Super Twins explains, "Unang-una, nandun sa Indi Music sina Boss
Ogie Alcasid saka si Ms. Regine Velasquez. Paano ka pa ba magkakamali dun sa
dalawang yun, di ba? Noong unang lumapit sa akin si Kuya Ogie, hindi akalain na
seryoso siya sa proposal niya na mag-produce ng album."
The newly formed recording company, Indi Music, is the
brainchild of Ogie and Regine. It aims to help out young artists, particularly
newcomers, penetrate the music industry. The company's first released album was
the original soundtrack of Till I Met You (2006), which paired Regine
and Robin Padilla on the big screen.
The song "All Out of Love" is the carrier single of the
self-titled debut album of Dennis. According to the award-winning actor, this
song gave him his biggest opportunity so far. "Malaki ang naitulong sa akin ng
kanta at ito yung kantang nakapagbigay sa ‘kin ng biggest commercial breaks
ko." Dennis's new version of the ‘80s hit started dominating the airwaves when
it was used as the theme song of a commercial that he starred in.
His self-titled album also features the songs
"Lumilipad," "Love Is All That Matters," "Her
Smile," "Mangarap Lang," "All That I Know,"
"Tanga," "Sayaw Sa Hangin," "Kung," and
"Para Sa ‘Yo," which was composed by Ogie himself.
During the media presentation, Dennis said that if he were
to choose one song from his debut album to dedicate to rumored girlfriend
Carlene Aguilar, it would be "Magtatagpong Muli." Even though he denies that he
is in a relationship with the Bb. Pilipinas-World 2005 titleholder, reports say
that Dennis is the father of Carlene's child.
Budding businessman. Aside from acting and promoting
his debut album, Dennis is also busy preparing for the opening of his bar along
Timog Avenue called Barracks.
He is going into business "para mayroon ka pa ring kikitain,
hindi lang puro tapings." According to the newbie singer, he will open this bar
sometime this March. "Para siyang tambayan, hang-out hanggang madaling araw,
para sa magba-barkada."
The concept of Barracks Bar is to place tables and chairs
inside parked army trucks to give a semblance of the garrison where troops are
Dennis's music video for "Lumilipad" will be aired for the
first time in GMA-7's Sunday noontime show, SOP. The video for the song,
his second single, was directed by Paolo Villaluna, noted director of the indie
The matinee idol is also scheduled to have his own
telekonsiyerto in GMA-7's morning show Sis, which airs on March 20
Dennis Trillo's self-titled CD is distributed by Universal
Records. It is now available at music and video stores nationwide.