IS Kyla leaving GMA-7 to move to ABS-CBN? "Hindi po, I have a contract with GMA until 2010 so I can't do that," she says.
But it's obvious she's unhappy with GMA as she has only one show, "SOP," when she was also hosting "Little Pop Superstar" before. "Well, we're going nga to ask for a meeting with GMA to ask kung anong plans nila for me. But right now, busy ako promoting my new album, 'Heart to Heart,' a followup to my album last year, 'Heartfelt'. It was introduced in 'SOP' last Sunday and to be launched by EMI Philippines to the public on Friday at SM Mall of Asia Main Atrium at 5 p.m. There will be album signing and photo ops plus free poster for every purchase of the CD."
"Heart to Heart" has a total of 15 great cuts, plus a bonus track of "My Grown- Up Christmas List" in time for the coming holidays. The first single and title song is a remake of a Kenny Loggins original, with Kyla doing her own R&B version. Other notable cuts are "Old Friend," ""Stay Awake," "I Miss You," "Misty Glass Window," "Bus Stop," and "Ribbon in the Sky." One song, "Back in Time," is her own composition with Jay-R and they do a duet of it recorded at Jay-R's own studio. Two other original songs are "You Make Me Feel" (also her own composition) and the touching "Tahan Na."
"Kyla has a lot of production savvy as she herself co-produced the album," says EMI Polyeast A&R manager Chito Ilagan. "She knows exactly how to deliver the songs even if all of them were given new arrangements. She made them all her own."
"After releasing six past albums, I want to show that I have grown artistically and professionally," says Kyla. "My seventh album is something I can be proud of not only as a singer but as a professional artist in all its aspects. I'm glad EMI gave me the chance to contribute all my creative inputs for this album that really means a lot to me."
EMI has great plans for Kyla. They're compiling best songs from her past albums and will market it in an album that will be released in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand in 2009. "Nag-hit kasi in Indonesia ang isa kong album, 'Not so Ordinary Girl,' by accident. Someone downloaded a song from there, 'Because of You,' and it became one of the top 10 hits there kaya nag-click ang album ko with them."
Kyla will also have a series of shows in small venues next year, culminating in a concert at the Araneta Coliseum in late 2009. She'll be taping her music video for "Heart to Heart" next week, directed by Treb Monteras, but she has no leading man yet. Why not get her own boyfriend, cager Rich Alvarez?
"I've long been trying to convince him but he refuses kasi mahiyain daw siya talaga."
Which of the songs in her new album will she dedicate to Rich? "'Ribbon in the Sky', ang favorite naming dalawa."