Hear Kris Lawrence's version of "Careless Whisper," the first single taken from his 11-track album titled Moments of Love. Photo: Courtesy of MCA Music


The timing is less than ideal but Kris Lawrence is bent on promoting his own version of "Careless Whisper."

This song gained notoriety when videos circulated showing his former flame, Katrina Halili, and Hayden Kho Jr. dancing seductively in preparation for the defunct talent search Celebrity Duets.

Kris tried to replace this song at the last minute, but "Careless Whisper" remained the first single taken from his latest album, Moments of Love released by MCA Music and ALV Music.

Moments of Love is a modern fusion of well-loved hits revived with a mainstream vibe, providing a dynamic feel to audiences. This 11-track album includes revamped versions of popular tunes such as "Just Tell Me You Love Me," "All My Life" and the current hit "Careless Whisper." A bonus track titled "Moments of Love" is also included as a special treat. Unique and invigorating arrangements are infused in the songs and are given a soulful motion.

"Moments of Love" contains a diverse mix of pop-ballads with an upbeat mood, without taking away the soothing and romantic groove from the tracks. Apropos to his present status, Kris Lawrence gives a moving and emotion-filled version of each song. Duets with other equally talented artists such as Jay-R and Denise Laurel provide a distinct twist to the combination of rhythms.

Moments of Love showcases moving, yet stanch renditions of songs people have grown to love. It also defines the unique performer that Kris Lawrence is, and why he has been known as one of the Philippines' most soulful artists.  Enlivening yet soothing, this offering cradles listeners to a rhythmic groove, and is perfect for those who want to slow down and chill.

All songs from Kris Lawrence's new album, Moments of Love including the hit, "Careless Whisper" is now available on CD from MCA Music and ALV Music and through digital downloads via WAP.  To get the latest music news and update, go to www.getmusic.com.ph