Modern-day balladeer

posted January 14, 2021 at 08:15 pm
by  Nickie Wang
Balladeer Mark Carpio is off to a good start. After a challenging year, the hitmaker starts to map out a promising 2021 for his career and the fans who fell in love with his music.

In a virtual press conference with the entertainment press, the singer was introduced as the latest addition to the growing number of talents that join Viva Artists Agency. Mark will now release music under Viva Records and will further his showbiz career with the supervision of his management.  

“I’d like to explore many possibilities in my career including acting, which is yet to be seen, and hopefully be good at it,” he said when asked if he also has plans to be in front of the camera. 

Mark Carpio, the singer-songwriter behind the hit songs 'Hiling,' 'Kay Tagal,' 'Ako Na Lang Sana,' and 'Ikaw Pa Lang' is off to a fresh start as he joins Viva Artists Agency. 
Mark is known for his original “Kay Tagal” and “Ako Na Lang Sana” – songs that he wrote alongside “Hiling,” which latter is his biggest hit to date.  His songs have proved that he’s skilled when it comes to writing heartfelt ballads and he says the inspiration comes from various stories.

“I love to listen to other people’s stories and when I write it’s not just about a specific situation but more of a culmination of different experiences for that same situation.”

Apart from solidifying a promising music career, for Mark, his partnership with Viva is a path towards his goal of having his song become part of movie soundtracks.

“I’ve always dreamed of hearing my songs in a movie or even becoming one like in the ‘90s. Then I realized the best people to make it happen are the ones who produced these films back then which is Viva. I was lucky enough to have friends who helped me to make this happen,” he related.

The singer-songwriter also would like to explore acting especially now that he’s with the company’s artist agency as well, 

For his first project, Mark will release a cover of the Kenny Rogers hit “Through The Years.” 

“I thought I’d like to do another classic ballad cover just to get things going with Viva,” he said. 

Besides his original songs, which combined have already totaled over 75 million streams, Mark has had a hot streak with his remakes. His take on the Ric Segreto classic “Don’t Know What To Do (Don’t Know What To Say)” has over 30 million listens just on the popular streaming platform Spotify. “Don’t Know What To Do (Don’t Know What To Say)” was originally released under Vicor Records, the label Vic Del Rosario established before he went on with his success with the Viva group of companies. 

Mark plans to release “Through The Years” in early January 2021. “Everyone has had a tough year this 2020, releasing new music at the onset of a new year would be a good way to move forward,” said Carpio.

Topics: Mark Carpio , balladeer
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