OPM icon Ogie Alcasid launches his new abum titled “Nakakalokal,” a first-of-its kind musical collaboration with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under Star Music.
“This is my way of paying tribute to OPM,” said the songwriter. “It is also my way of saying thank you to all those who have supported my music for three decades.”
The album kick off held at the Dolphy Theater served as an appetizer for the public launch to be held today at the Robinson’s Magnolia at 5 pm.
His wife Regine Velasquez did the back-up vocals, for free, of course.
Ogie sang five songs during the launch – “Do You Wanna Dance With Me” (a song with a disco beat), “Di Na Muli” (a song dedicated for those who don’t want to fall in love again), “Kailangan Kita” (his own version of the theme song of the Aga Muhlach-Claudine Barretto movie), “Ikaw Ang Tanging Pag-ibig Ko” (dedicated to people who are in love) and Nakakalokal which is the theme song of this year’s Himig Handog Songwriting Competition.
The album is the first joint project of the premiere ensemble with a solo artist in an album. The orchestra, led by music director Gerard Salonga, complements Ogie’s latest offering to his fans and those eagerly awaiting the new OPM pieces to hit the radio.
He said this album is a big one for him as he is turning 50 this year. “I am looking forward to that,” Ogie said of his forthcoming birthday but which he is celebrating earlier by having a concert at the Kia Theatre.
“It is a dream of any artist to do an album together with an orchestra,” said the singer. And since this is his first album under Star Music, that makes it even more special. “A song always sounds best when it’s with the orchestra as there are a lot of things you can’t do with a software that an orchestra can deliver. It is a blessing that the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra agreed to do this musical collaboration with me.”