While waiting for the start of his reunion project with Kristine Hermosa on television, the soap Dahil May Isang Ikaw, Jericho Rosales gives some of his time to his upcoming music album.
The album, which title Jericho does not want reveal yet, is his first music project with Star Records after signing a record deal with them last April.
"It's a guitar-driven album," said Jericho during a break from his photo shoot for the album cover yesterday, June 10, in White Plains, Quezon City.
He added, "Not really acoustic but more of, nag-concentrate sa gitara. Ang isa ring catch nito, per track, iba't ibang gitarista na mga kaibigan ko. 'Yong first song na ginawa namin was with Jack Rufo and he also arranged the song that we did.
"I'm gonna be working with different arrangers din kasi. This time, I might work with Gab Valenciano, Jonathan Manalo... You know, from new arrangers to mga beterano na. Marami pa akong makakasama. 'Yong ibang tracks, na-set na namin; yung iba, pinipili pa namin."
So far, Jericho could not go into details about his second album. All he could say is, "Maraming love songs, maraming inspirational. Basically, it's all positive. From positive to happy to medyo sumusundot ng damdamin. Parang ganun, but it's all based on real emotion and feeling."
HOPING TO BE FRIENDS WITH HEART AGAIN. During the short chat with Echo, the invited press tried to get his confirmation about the report that he and Heart Evangelista have gotten back together.
"No, hindi naman. Wala, wala naman [balikan]," said Jericho.
He admitted though that he has communicated with Heart a couple of times.
"Dati naman, e, hindi naman masyadong frequent. Pero, yeah, open ang communication namin," he related.
How does he feel now that he can talk to Heart again after the bitter ending of their three-year romantic relationship?
"Good," he replied. "It feels good kasi, siyempre, di ba, biglang naputol ang communication namin dati dahil ang daming nangyari? So, now it feels that we can talk peacefully. And that there's malaking-malaking tsansa na maging magkaibigan kami nang maayos."
Somehow their mutual awkwardness whenever they would see each other in an event has been broken.
"But we're cool, e, di ba?" Jericho said. "One time nagkita kami, nararamdaman ko 'yong mga tao nakatingin sa aming dalawa. Okay lang, okay lang, wala naman kaming ginagawang masama. Wala akong ginagawang masama. It's not bad to talk to someone na talagang... I mean, technically, she was my best friend before, the whole time when we were together, di ba? She knows everything. So, lahat ng tao, I think, she's one of the few people na talagang nakakakilala sa akin nang husto, di ba? I don't think there's anything wrong kapag nag-usap kami."
The actor-singer also said that this is a good start to rebuild their friendship.
"Hindi pa kami super-dikit na ganun, di ba? Siyempre, diyahe naman din. But at least we're talking and it's good. Best thing about is kapag nagkita kami, hindi kami nag-iiwasan, di ba? Hindi kami nag-aaway," Jericho ended.