Faith Cuneta's "Twist Of Faith"

Faith Cuneta's "Twist Of Faith"

Posted at November 03, 2010

Faith Cuneta Twist Of Faith

Polyeast Records releases Faith CunetaÆs new album titled "Twist of Faith" featuring first singles "Dito Sa Puso Ko" and "Paano Kaya".

As the title TWIST OF FAITH implies, the new 12-song collection from Faith Cuneta finds the songbird breaking free from her signature songs in high notes and venturing a little further from her adult contemporary nest. With the help of Polyeast Records, her fourth album, a sleek collection of contemporary OPM revivals titled TWIST OF FAITH is now out in the market. Lead singles, Dito Sa Puso Ko (originally by Ogie Alcasid) and Paano Kaya (originally by Jessa Zaragosa) kick things off along with other revivals of Regine Velasquez and Lea Salongga hits. But while these OPM classic revivals speckle the album with variety, it's Cuneta's confident and flexible singing that gives this new album its gleam.

Cuneta has returned to the recording studio and this is her first all OPM revivals studio album in over three years. While Cuneta was known by her power-ballads inspired by her favourites Regine Velasquez and Kuh Ledesmaùkeeping the high notes and the diva-esque stature-- this time she has jumped ship and sprinkled more subtlety into her songs. ôThat is the meaning of the album titleà IÆm about to take a twist of my faith. My latest album attempts to capture new set of listeners and do more of the easy-listening type of songsù something comfortableà relaxed,ö Cuneta adds.

The first single off the album Dito Sa Puso ko written and popularized by Ogie Alcasic in the 90s where CunetaÆs vocals sound incredibly lush over this OPM favorite. Paano Kaya, on the other hand, also serves as the albumÆs carrier single is a cover of Jessa Zaragosa hit in the 90s. Over the course of the albumÆs 12 OPM favorites, Cuneta applies soaring vocals to an entirely new context, and the combination works well. TWIST OF FAITH has its share pretty ballads love songs like Iyong-Iyo (Big Thing), her own version of Gulong ng Palad (Eva Eugenio and Eugene Villaluz), remake of Paniwalaan Mo (Boyfriends); Sa Isip Ko (Agot); Damdamin ko SaÆyo (Regine Velasquez); CunetaÆs personal favorite Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang (Regine Velasquez); Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal (Dingdong Avanzado); Hindi na, Ayoko na (Regine Velasquez); Please DonÆt Go Away (Ogie Alcasid) and Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon (Lea Salonga).

Polyeast Records, homelabel to OPMÆs biggest pop hitmakers and over-the-top balladeers like Zsa-zsa Padilla and Martin Nievera, Cuneta signed with them in August 2010. Chito Ilagan, PolyeastÆs A&R Manager shares ôFaith has one of the loveliest and most soulful voices in the record industry. It was easy conceptualizing her first album under Polyeast.ö

As the title sums up what this album is about û twist of faithù Ilagan also said, ôPolyeast feels that there is a resurgence of OPM songs be it original songs or revivals. This is why FaithÆs album is an all-OPM revival mixture of not only pop ballads but also Pinoy rock hits like Iyong-Iyo (Ang Puso Ko) done with a ætwistÆ of FaithÆs unique vocal style and techniqueö

Our 28-year-old pop star started her career as a lounge singer and later on garnered awards as 2006 Best Female Pop Vocalist in WCPO Hollywood, USA; 2006 Aliw AwardsÆ Best Performance in a Concert; and 2007 Ambassadress for Culture and the Arts of National Commission of Culture and Arts. CunetaÆs name and voice were already well known to the general public by the time her debut as a singer; shows in and out of the country; and whoÆs responsible for the voice behind GMA Asianovela themes like Pag-ibig KoÆy Pansinin (Stairway to Heaven); Di Ko Na Kaya; and her own version of Sharon CunetaÆs Pangarap na Bituin and among others have introduced Cuneta as a talent to be reckoned with.

Get Faith CunetaÆs latest CD titled TWIST OF FAITH released by Polyeast Records. Album now available nationwide at all ASTROVISION/ASTROPLUS, ODYSSEY MUSIC & VIDEO, SM MUSIC BOX and LANDMARK outlets for only Php 350.00.

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