Country's Queen of R&B Kyla celebrates 18 years in the music industry with a new song featuring Singapore-based international rapper REQ. The single titled "Only Gonna Love You" is under Star Music.
Kyla's last album release was four years ago under a different record outfit.
"Sobrang saya ko na after for years may bagong album ako, with Star Music. Masaya ako na naging parte ako ng Star Music. I feel fortunate that I'm working with the right people. I'm in good hands," she related.
Star Music audio content head Jonathan Manalo, Kyla's friend and album producer. The two share the love for R&B music.
For Kyla's new album, Jonathan admitted the challenge in making it. He said, "Hindi siya 'yung usual na OPM formula. Risky talaga kasi hindi crossover market 'yungnakaka-appreciate sa R&B, alam naman natin na ang Philippines ay mas senti, ballads territory ng mga music appreciators. Pero siyempre meron ding mga nakaka-appreciate ng R&B, pero hindi siya kasing-laki ng mga nakaka-appreciate ng mga ballads pero sabi ko nga kay Kyla, let's just do what you do best."
Jonathan added, "Ang important naman kasi sa music, dapat laging magsimula sa authenticity eh. And R&B is very authentic to Kyla, so gumawa kami talaga ng mga R&B tracks."
Meanwhile, when asked how she feels about working with REQ for her new single, the songstress said, "Sobrang galing ni REQ eh, gustung-gusto ko 'yung flavor na binigay niya dun sa kanta."
Listen to Kyla's new single here:
"Only Gonna Love You" is part of Kyla's upcoming album which will be launched soon. Its music video is directed and edited by Kapamilya actors John Prats and Sam Milby, respectively.