After chronicling real-life stories of Filipinos for 25 years, Maalaala Mo Kaya has released a collection of songs that the show hopes would inspire Filipinos worldwide. The commemorative album marks the silver anniversary of Asia’s longest-running drama anthology.
The album, called MMK Life Songs, features songs that celebrate the most memorable moments in life and interpreted by OPM icons and the new generation of OPM singers.
The album is even made more special as MMK host Charo Santos personally picked
each song and artist.
“The album contains beautiful songs, and I hope it brings inspiration to our Kapamilyas. It is a great companion wherever you are and whatever you do. It makes one reflective. Some of the songs also give you ‘kilig’ and make you remember your loved ones,” shared Charo.
All tracks also showcase interludes or “reflections” narrated by Charo herself.
The album’s first single is the recently released “Desiderata,” a poem originally written by Max Ehrmann and translated to Filipino by Enrico Santos. It features TBUP choir and this year’s biggest collaboration of OPM icons Lea Salonga, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Lani Misalucha, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Sharon Cuneta.
Launched in July, “Desiderata’s” music video has already got positive feedback from audiences as well as people within the industry. It has been raking in thousands of views online.
MMK Life Songs also contains “Sana” sung by her granddaughter Julia Concio and Piolo Pascual, “Handog” performed by Aiza Seguerra and Noel Cabangon, and “Iingatan Ka” by daughter-mother duo Janella Salvador and Jenine Desiderio.
Also featured in the album are internationally acclaimed artists Charice and Jed Madela, and acclaimed singers Darren Espanto, Jona, Juris, Kyla, and KZ.
Completing the track list are “Because You Loved Me,” “I’ll Be There For You,” “You,” She’s Always a Woman,” “Gaya ng Dati,” “Piece by Piece,” and “I’ll Be There.”
MMK Life Songs, produced by Jonathan Manalo, is now available at all record stores nationwide for P350.00. 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.
For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.
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