By Patricia Francisco
Celebrating his 10th year in the music industry, Richard Poon, the newest Star Music artist, will release his first ever all-original album!
How exciting is that?!
During his contract signing with Star Music last April 5, the jazz singer couldn't contain his excitement as he said, "I'm very happy... This is my first full album na talagang Star Music so I'm very excited. Medyo hindi ko alam kung paano but I'm very excited."
Richard also felt glad to be able to come back to his first love which is songwriting - something that he really longed to do for a long time.
"So ngayon I'm very excited because ito 'yung only album ko that will feature all originals. I've never been given a chance to record originals kasi laging 'pag naiisip ako, 'Ay. Kakantahin niyan mga Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble.' So never have I been given a chance. And honestly, bago ako naging solo artist, alam ng manager ko 'yan, I had a frustration because I had 40 songs na originals and I couldn't sing it," he said.
But now, the time has come for Richard!
He also admitted that the album is a "very big risk" but he's happy that he's taking it step-by-step with Star Music.
To make us even more excited, Richard mentioned that there will be collaborations in his album. According to him, there will be songs written by Pop-Rock Princess Yeng Constantino, songwriter Aaron Paul, and Vehnee Saturno. Now, that's an all-star album!
If you think that's all there is? You're definitely wrong!
Richard, who is known for his song covers and soothing jazz voice, mentioned that he is trying out different music genres, like pop.
"So [the music] has diversified na rin. Nagbago na rin 'yung music kahit papaano," he said.
Looks like Richard has a lot in store for us!
Besides an album, Richard will also have his 10th year anniversary concert on May 18 at the Resorts World Manila with guests Kean Cipriano, Sitti Navarro, Nyoy Volante, Erik Santos, and Christian Bautista.