"Ang mga awit ay tula, ang mga tula ay awit. Ang mga awit ay likha ng malayang panaginip. Ang panaginip ay likha ng malayang isip," Noel Cabangon shares about his new ablum Panaginip. Photo: File Photo

Noel Cabangon's latest album with Universal Records is now out at record stores—Panaginip, featuring the launching single of the same title. It's a follow-up to his previous album "Byahe."

Panaginip boasts 15 tracks consisting of four covers and eleven compositions by Cabangon.

The album was recorded at Sound Creation with major musical arrangers Bob Aves, Fred Garcia, Ria Villena-Osorio, Simon Tan and Ito Rapadas.

As Cabangon says, Panaginip was the album title because all songs come from imagination: "Ang mga awit ay tula, ang mga tula ay awit. Ang mga awit ay likha ng malayang panaginip. Ang panaginip ay likha ng malayang isip,"

Noteworthy original songs include collaborations with former Sugarfree frontman Ebe Dancel and Diamond Soul Siren Nina.

Other impressive new songs include the aforementioned title track "Panaginip", as well as "Dahan Dahan," "Bayani ng Bayan," "Ngayon ang Bagong Simula," "Walang Katulad," and "Awit ng Naghahanap." Three longtime original songs from Noel Cabangon are also included in the album "Sana Dumating Ka na," "Dahil Nariyan Ka," and "Umuulan sa Tag-araw, Umaaraw sa Tag-Ulan."

Of course, the covers are still there, like "Bulag, Pipi, Bingi," "Tayo'y Mga Pinoy," "Tag-Ulan," and "Sangandaan."

With his new album, Noel Cabangon is once again ready to sing about ourselves and his dreams for all of us.

"This album encapsulates my dreams for my country, my fellowmen and my friends," Cabangon says.

"It's one big challenge to do well primarily on original songs, but this is one of the challenges that is worth working hard for, para mabigyan-buhay ang bayan."

Panaginip track listing:

1. Bulag, Pipi, Bingi

2. Dahan Dahan Lang

3. Hulog Ka ng Langit (with Ebe Dancel)

4. Sana Dumating Ka Na

5. Ikaw na Sana (with Nina)

6. Dahil Nariyan Ka

7. Sangandaan

8. Panaginip

9. Walang Katulad

10. Tag-Ulan

11. Tayo'y Mga Pinoy

12. Awit ng Naghahanap

13. Umuulan Sa Tag-Araw, Umaaraw Sa Tag-Ulan

14. Bayani ng Bayan

15. Ngayon ang Bagong Simula