Pinasok na ng younger sister ni Julia Barretto na si Claudia Barretto ang recording industry. Pumirma si Claudia ng two-year contract sa Universal Records noong nakaraang May 4, 2016 sa opisina ng recording company sa Quezon City.
Ayon sa anak ni Marjorie Barretto at Dennis Padilla, priority pa rin niya ang pag-aaral.
“I’m in second year high school, it’s 10th grade. For now, I don’t know yet what to take for college, and this is also what me and mom talking. That’s why I like music, ‘coz it’s so flexible, and I wanted to finish my studies first.”
Ano ang pakiramdam na isa ka nang recording artist ngayon?
Claudia: “I’m so excited and so nervous at the same time.”
Ano yung pwedeng abangan ng mga fans mo sa ‘yo?
Claudia: “Well, music of course, different music. I think it’s gonna be a little bit different compared to anyone else, ‘coz I want my music to be influenced by both R&B and pop, so it’ll be different. I want music that is easy in the ears, to be light, and right now, were currently looking for songwriters that I can collaborate with, ‘coz songwriting is something I haven’t explored yet, so let’s see how it goes.”
Bakit natagalan ang pagpasok mo sa showbiz kumpara sa ate mo na si Julia?
Claudia: “Because, for the longest time, I’d been really shy, and I knew back then, I really wanted to be a singer. I was a bit more private. I like everything private, but now, just recently, I feel like I really have to do this, and I need to break that privacy, to make me very happy.”
Ano yung nag push sa ‘yo na this is the right time for you enter showbiz?
Claudia: “I think God is giving me signs, because last year I was invited to be part of the Perkins Twins video. I was asked to visit Universal Records to sing for them, so, I took it as a sign, when they said, they wanted to get to know me, and I already got so excited, from there, I know this is the time.”
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Sabi ng Mommy Marjorie mo na, sa music ka lang muna papasok, ‘di kagaya ng ate Julia mo na pati pag-acting ay pinasok. Ano masasabi mo dun?
Claudia: “Coz I like music more, and I feel like being an artist, you have to give up way more time, give up studies, and give up everything, because right now, I’m still not yet ready to let go of that completely. Music kasi, is more flexible, and I really just love singing, a lot, and I never tried acting before, and I don’t know if I can do it, ‘coz it’s something that I’m not very sure of yet.”
Hindi ka ba natatakot na mai-kumpara ka sa Ate Julia mo?
Claudia: “No! Kasi even now, I haven’t been doing anything we’ve been compared na. But I feel like, it doesn’t really affect us, ‘coz we’ve been very supportive with each other, rooting with each other, and there’s no sense of competition.”
Ano yung support na pinakita sa ‘yo ng Ate Julia mo ngayong papasok ka na sa industry?
Claudia: “You know, she’s always very supportive, like she always listens to me when I tell her my dreams and she encourages me to do it.”
Nanghihingi ka ba ng advice sa Ate Julia mo, lalo na ngayong papasukin mo na ang showbiz?
Claudia: “I don’t ask directly, but when the way she acts, I slowly learning from her. How she handles everything.”
Nalaman na ba ng Tita Claudine at Tita Gretchen mo papasukin mo na ang recording artist?
Claudia: “They knew naman na talaga before pa, that I like music very much and they knew that I wanted to be a singer, but I don’t know if they knew that I signed already, this might come as a surprise to them.”
Talking about the contract, ano yung nakapaloob sa kontrata mo with Universal Records? How many years and how many albums?
Claudia: “I don’t know how many albums but I know it is a two-year contract.”
Kung mabibigyan ka ng pagkakataong papiliin, sino yung gusto mong maka-collaborate sa music mo?
Claudia: “Among songwriter/singers, I want to be with Yeng Constantino. ‘Coz she’s very talented, she writes her own music and she could sing. I don’t want to work with people that I don’t really like, I want someone that I could approach. And I want to work also with Sam Concepcion, ‘coz I love his sound, I love his music, and he’s a friend of ours too.”
Are you ready for intrigues and bashers when you enter showbiz?
Claudia: “Yeah, I think so, it comes with what I want to do, so I have to live with it.”
Kung sakali bang may mag-offer sa ‘yo na pasukin din ang acting, papayag ka ba?
Claudia: “We’ll see. We really haven’t talked about it, and I really want to focus on music for now, but I’m not closing any doors for any opportunities that come my way.”
Are you planning to have concert also kung bigyan ng pagkakataon?
Claudia: “Yeah, of course. I wanted to sing with so many people and that’s the dream of every musician.”