Being single on Valentines Day doesn't necessarily require one to stay alone at home watching reruns on television while eating buckets of rocky road ice cream.
Even showbiz's poster girl for the unattached will go out to celebrate the occasion not just with one person but with a crowd of lovers through a concert on February 14 at the Lobby Lounge of the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.
Titled The Magic of Love, the concert, according to Karylle, will celebrate the euphoria that comes with being in love—a brave concept considering her recent brush with heartbreak.
At a press conference held at the E Bar of the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel recently, Karylle revealed that her set list for the concert will include only one heartbreaking tune while the rest of the songs will touch on the joys of romantic love.
"Siyempre it's Valentine's and it's all about love," Karylle told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal). "For me naman, I love singing for people who are in love, kahit papaano you see it in their eyes. And you see them, e, they glow, they click and they have a little happy moment, they hold hands and they share it. Kahit papaano when you see them like that, it makes you believe in love talaga."
Karylle certainly won't let her current status, not to mention her much publicized breakup with Dingdong Dantes, hinder her from sharing and observing Heart's Day.
"I always feel like I have so much love to give. A lot of love inside of me and instead of just giving it to one person, as an artist it's good that you can share it with your audience and that's what I love about music and that's one way to release all this love."
Karylle personally handpicked the songs—a painstaking process given the singer's vast favorites covering a wide array of music genres from foreign to OPM classics. Joining Karylle in interpreting the songs is her longtime backup band, Reasons.
To make the evening more memorable, the concert will begin with a dinner at the Shangri-La Lobby Lounge at 7:00 in the evening leading to Karylle's performance at 8:00 PM. Guests are even encouraged to wear red to help set the romantic mood.
"I think people can see how real I've become with love and music... how open and honest the heart can be."
Talking about her experience and how much it helped her as an artist and performer, Karylle enthused, "My recent experiences will help me in my performance because there are no more walls. I want to let people into my heart as much as I can and you can feel that through my music."
Aside from her upcoming Valentine concert, Karylle's fans can also look forward to her debut album soon to be released by EMI Polyeast.
For reservation and inquiries, please call the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel at Tel. No. 633-8888 local 2777.