Celebrating a 10-year-old career of a 28-year-old R&B royalty, compiled and re-released, brings together 28 of Kyla’s biggest hits under one cover. On the strength of her eight albums after being launched in 2001, Kyla became one of the top-selling R&B artists of our generation which dominates her sleek, sexy urban sound including “Hanggang Ngayon”, “Nasaan Ka Na”, “Back In Time”, “Beautiful Days”, “I Feel For You”, “Not Your Ordinary Girl,” and a lot more. Polyeast Records proudly announces the release of ESSENCE OF SOUL: The Hits Collection and now available nationwide.
Kyla, after eight amazing albums in a row, releases a 2-CD collection with singles that made her a voice of a generation. Featuring her latest offering “Hanggang Wakas,” is a duet with Hazami of Malaysia. This song was originally written and recorded in Bahasa with the title “Tekad” which means Determined. Our very own Arnie Mendaros translated the song in Tagalog and later on recorded by our R&B princess to share it to her fans.
Bursting onto the scene with the innocent and instantly infectious “Hanggang Ngayon” from her debut album “Way to Your Heart” issued in 2001. This hits collection includes all the hits from the remake of the Keith Martin’s “Because Of You” to Phylis Hyman’s “Old Friend” to soulful Michael Jackson’s “One Day In Your Life”. The R&B ballads are ever-present with “I’ll Be Over You”, “If The Feeling Is Gone” and “It’s Over Now.” Over the course of her career, Kyla bagged a handful of awards, worked with many of OPM writers and producers, and even topped the charts with other smash hit singles “Love Will Lead You Back” which was originally popularized by Taylor Dane in the 90s, and another Michael Jackson remake “Human Nature”.
What this retrospective shows is that over the last 10 years, she has used her warm voice with subtlety and to excellent effect. Kyla has always created music for the
people. Great melodies, simple lyrics and groovy sounds are all part of what makes Kyla still a star. This album is a record to listen to and a record of our times and for this generation—that in our midst, Kyla became one of the few who made it for a decade and more decades to come.
Currently, Kyla is back in the studio for her eagerly-anticipated an all-original album slated this third quarter of 2010. Kyla signed with EMI Philippines/Polyeast Records in 2001 and has already released eight award-winning albums since then. Recently, Kyla received nominations at 2010 MYX Music Awards including Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Mellow Video for “Old Friend”, Favorite Collaboration and Favorite Song for “Back in Time” with Jay-R; and Favorite Remake for the album Heart 2 Heart. Kyla is a regular performer/host of GMA’s Sunday variety show Party Pilipinas.
ESSENCE OF SOUL: The Hits Colection, a new album from the R&B Princess is now available at the market nationwide released by Polyeast Records for only P395.00. Thank you to Mossimo, Skechers Time and Discovery Suites.