Vina Morales sings duet with daughter Ceana for new album Vina: XXX

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What took Vina Morales so long to release another music album? Vina explained, "Natagalan lang pong masundan because of the preparation for my 30 years in show business."



Vina Morales returns to the music scene with a new album.

The  singer tagged as the “Ultimate Performer” celebrates her 30th showbiz anniversary by releasing Vina: XXX, her newest album in seven years. 

“It just took a while. But ang importante is nasundan po agad in celebration of my 30 years,” Vina told entertainment reporters during the press launch of her eight-track album under Star Music.

Vina's last music recording was the 10-track album No Limits released in 1999.

“We're just waiting for the right timing.

“Kasi, 'yong last na nagawa ko under Star Music was all theme songs.

“This time, natagalan lang pong masundan because of the preparation for my 30 years in show business,” she said.

The Kapamilya actress-singer said she personally chose the songs included in her new album.

“This time, namili po kami ng mga magagandang awitin para makasama sa album na 'to.

“When we were listening to all the songs, alam na kaagad ng mga producers ko kung ano ang babagay sa akin kasi they've been in this business for so long.

“Hindi ako nahirapan mamili. Kakaunti nga lang 'yong mga kantang pinakinggan namin.

“Sila, hindi nila sinasabi na sila 'yong composer.

“Ganun po sila kapag nagbibigay ng awitin, di sila nagbibigay ng kung sino ang composer kaagad, kailangan maramdaman ko 'yong kanta.

“Nagkataon naman na dahil maganda ang mga kanta nila, 'yon ang napipili ko.”

Vina: XXX is produced by Roque “Rox” Santos and Raizo Chabeldin. Rox composed the Tagalog-Spanish song “Eres Mio”; Raizo, together with Atty. Loreto Ata, wrote “To Live for Each Other”; together Rox and Raizo wrote the album's carrier single “Lagay ng Puso.”

SEXY TAGNISH DANCE SONG. At the start of the press conference, Vina performed the sexy dance song “Eres Mio,” which is actually a dream come true for her.

“I've been wanting, even years back, gusto ko po talaga magkaroon ng Spanish song,” she revealed.

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“So, hindi naman po pwede ibuo ang song in Spanish unless maire-release abroad.

“For now, we're so happy that we have a TagNish song, 'yong 'Eres Mio.'”

Vina hopes that this song will be their second carrier single for Vina: XXX.

Also, she said, “It can be a theme song of a sexy soap opera.

“One thing with this song, medyo matagal na po na hindi nagkaroon ng ganitong tema na awitin.

“I think the last one was mga Marimar, mga ganung tema ng songs. After that, hindi na nasundan.

“We'll see if this can be our second single.”


FIRST DUET WITH CEANA.
Another first for Vina in this album is her duet with her daughter Ceana for the song “Pag-ibig na Walang Hangganan.”

Vina narrated, “For 30th year, gusto ko talaga magkaroon ng mother-daughter song, since Ceana naman likes to sing, nalambing ko naman siya if she can sing for my album.

"Noong pinakinggan namin yung kanta ni Jungee Marcelo... Alam mo naman ang mga kanta ni Jungee, mabilis pakinggan lalo na sa mga bata.

“Kapag paulit-ulit napakinggan, mas nagiging familiarized na sila.

“So, yun po ang napakinggan namin, yung duet ko with Ceana, 'yong 'Pag-ibig na Walang Hangganan.'”

Vina hopes to connect with her fans through Vina: XXX.

“This album, hindi lang ito sa mga experience ko o nararamdaman ko.

“We want to share it also to our listeners na yung iba makaka-relate po maski hindi ko pa na-experience ang ganung istorya [sa kanta].”

Vina: XXX is now available in all record bars nationwide for P299. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via online music stores such as ABS-CBN Store, iTunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph, Amazon.com, OneMusic.ph, and Starmusic.ph.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Eres Mio
2. Laro
3. Lagay ng Puso
4. Pag-ibig na Walang Hangganan
5. Maghihintay Kailanman
6. I Want Love to Stay
7. To Live for Each Other
8. Eres Mio (Theo Mix)
(includes Minus One versions)

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