Sarah Geronimo continues with her musical reinvention with the release of her 12 and brand new album entitled The Great Unknown. Here the musical Popstar Royalty takes the best bits from her two previous hit albums and expands on it further.
An even mix of ballads, mid tempo numbers and upbeat tracks, the album starts off with the piano driven ballad “Unbroken.” Written by Philpop finalist Melvin Morallos, “Unbroken” finds Sarah Geronimo on a romantic yet somewhat pensive mood. Those strong emotions only serve to beautify the songs of course, and you can hear it on the singer’s execution all throughout, especially on “The Great Unknown,” the title track that Sarah collaborated with alt-pop band Hale.
The laid back feel continues on romantic songs such as “Ako’y Para Lamang Sa’Yo.” A track composed by hitmaker/singer-songwriter Totop Suzara, formerly of Freestyle. Picking up the tempo a bit, Sarah takes on the R&B tinged pop number written by Geraldine Lim entitled, “Baby You’re The Reason.” Also making a first time appearance in an SG album is Sarah’s close friend, pop-rock singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino who contributes a song in and is featured in “Kaibigan Mo.”
Once more, The Great Unknown is exclusively an all-original affair, and Sarah meticulously picked the best songs from the most promising of songwriters—from next-gen tunesmiths like Thyro Alfaro, Yumi Lacsamana, Nica Del Rosario, Emmanuel Sambayan and those in between, such as Edmund Perlas, who wrote the endearing “Only For You” and Hale’s Roll Martinez in the alt-pop flavored “Kapit.”
Highlighting the “The Great Unknown” is a triple-treat of catchy, upbeat modern pop tunes: starting with the subtle, electro flavored “Sabi Mo Sa Akin” (written by Mark Villar). Sarah works anew with beats-meister Jumbo “Bojam” DeBelen who whipped up a smorgasbord of beats with Nica Del Rosario and Emmanuel Sambayan in the dubstep fringed “Tala.” Closing the album with a bang is the Thyro Alfaro-Yumi Lacsamana track “Misteryo.”
The album is produced by Civ Fontanilla and Sarah Geronimo and is released by Viva Records. It is now available on iTunes for download and on record stores nationwide.