Julie Anne San Jose promises fans will see a new side of her through her latest album titled Breakthrough.
“Bago yung sound and bago yung music,” Asia's Pop Sweetheart told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the grand launch of her new album held last Saturday, July 28, at the Eastwood Mall Open Park in Quezon City.
Since this is her first album under Universal Records, Julie Anne decided to veer away from her usual ballad and pop genres.
According to the Kapuso singer-actress, her seven-track album consists of contemporary and R&B music.
“Siguro yung previous albums ko kasi parang focused siya sa pop and ballad.
“Ito, parang contemporary R&B siya. Medyo may ibang sound siya at saka sana ma-apprecite din nila.
“Kumbaga, it's my way of breaking through din,” she said.
Unlike her previous albums, Julie Anne considers Breakthrough as something more personal to her because it includes a couple of songs she wrote.
“Yung mga nasulat ko naman na mga kanta, nasulat ko na siya noon. Medyo kinuha ko lang siya sa baul,” Julie Anne said with a laugh.
One of these songs is a composition she wrote for her boyfriend Benjamin Alves titled “Ways.”
According to Julie Anne, every single line of the song describes her feelings for her boyfriend.
Asked if Ben participated in the creation of her new album, Julie Anne replied with a laugh, “Tagakinig.”
Just a few minutes after her new album was released, it immediately took the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Philippines chart.
Julie Anne was speechless over the overwhelming support of her fans.
She recalled, “I was actually online at that time, 'tapos chine-check ko rin yung mga tweets and I posted something on Instagram din.
“Then, someone mentioned me na nag-number one siya and may screencap siya.
“Hindi ko alam kung ano ang mapi-feel ko.
“But I'm always grateful naman whenever stuff like this happens.
“Siguro hindi nagbabago yung feeling na excited ka pa rin.
“I'm just really, really, happy that my supporters are still here for me and naa-appreciate ko sila.
To show her gratitude, Julie Anne gave this message for her fans, “I just wanna say thank you to everyone who has been supporting me and always there for me.
“At saka sobrang nagpapasalamat ako kasi alam ko yung effort at oras na ginugugol nila para dito.
“Itong launch ko na 'to ay para rin sa kanila.”