Dennis Trillo, one of the country's hottest malecelebrities, has just released his self-titled album at Virgin Café lastMonday, March 12. The 12-track album contains remakes as well as originalsongs, plus his duet with Asia's Songbird, Regine Velasquez, for the songentitled "Magtatagpong Muli."
As the first recording artist of IndiMusic, Dennis isbeginning to feel the pressure that comes with his attempt to penetrate the musicscene. "Grabe talaga ang pressure kasi hindi never ko naman naisip na magigingsinger ako. Nagulat nga rin ako at nang dumating yung pagkakataon, ayaw namannatin palagpasin. Matinding pressure kasi siyempre Ms. Regine Velasquez at OgieAlacasid ang nagtiwala sa akin. Nakaka-pressure kasi ayokong mapahiya sakanila...saka para hindi sila magsisi sa pagpili sa akin."
When asked why he chose to be signed up with Indi Music, thestar of Super Twins explains, "Unang-una, nandun sa Indi Music sina BossOgie Alcasid saka si Ms. Regine Velasquez. Paano ka pa ba magkakamali dun sadalawang yun, di ba? Noong unang lumapit sa akin si Kuya Ogie, hindi akalain naseryoso siya sa proposal niya na mag-produce ng album."
The newly formed recording company, Indi Music, is thebrainchild of Ogie and Regine. It aims to help out young artists, particularlynewcomers, penetrate the music industry. The company's first released album wasthe original soundtrack of Till I Met You (2006), which paired Regineand Robin Padilla on the big screen.
The song "All Out of Love" is the carrier single of theself-titled debut album of Dennis. According to the award-winning actor, thissong gave him his biggest opportunity so far. "Malaki ang naitulong sa akin ngkanta at ito yung kantang nakapagbigay sa ‘kin ng biggest commercial breaksko." Dennis's new version of the ‘80s hit started dominating the airwaves whenit was used as the theme song of a commercial that he starred in.
His self-titled album also features the songs"Lumilipad," "Love Is All That Matters," "HerSmile," "Mangarap Lang," "All That I Know,""Tanga," "Sayaw Sa Hangin," "Kung," and"Para Sa ‘Yo," which was composed by Ogie himself.
During the media presentation, Dennis said that if he wereto choose one song from his debut album to dedicate to rumored girlfriendCarlene Aguilar, it would be "Magtatagpong Muli." Even though he denies that heis in a relationship with the Bb. Pilipinas-World 2005 titleholder, reports saythat Dennis is the father of Carlene's child.
Budding businessman. Aside from acting and promotinghis debut album, Dennis is also busy preparing for the opening of his bar alongTimog Avenue called Barracks.
He is going into business "para mayroon ka pa ring kikitain,hindi lang puro tapings." According to the newbie singer, he will open this barsometime this March. "Para siyang tambayan, hang-out hanggang madaling araw,para sa magba-barkada."
The concept of Barracks Bar is to place tables and chairsinside parked army trucks to give a semblance of the garrison where troops arestationed.
Dennis's music video for "Lumilipad" will be aired for thefirst time in GMA-7's Sunday noontime show, SOP. The video for the song,his second single, was directed by Paolo Villaluna, noted director of the indiefilm Ilusyon.
The matinee idol is also scheduled to have his owntelekonsiyerto in GMA-7's morning show Sis, which airs on March 20(Tuesday).
Dennis Trillo's self-titled CD is distributed by UniversalRecords. It is now available at music and video stores nationwide.