After three years, Queen of Themesongs Angeline Quinto is back with a brand new album featuring “At Ang Hirap,” a carrier single penned by fellow Star Music recording artist, Pop Rock Superstar Yeng Constantino.
“At Ang Hirap” is a ballad for the brokenhearted that perfectly suits Angeline’s emotional vocals.
During her WISHclusive radio interview with DJ Robin on February 9, the 27-year-old diva shared that it was last year when she first heard from Yeng about her new composition.
“Last year nabanggit na po sa akin ito ni Yeng na meron siyang song na nagawa na gusto niyang ako ang kumanta. So, nung nag-decide na ang Star Music na magkaroon ako ng album this 2017, nabanggit po ni Yeng na sana maisama po sa album ko, at happy naman ako na naging carrier single ko siya.”
“At Ang Hirap” is one of the 10 tracks featured on Angeline’s fifth effort, whose album title is the same as her Instagram handle, “@LoveAngelineQuinto.”
According to the power belter, most of the tracks included in her album are love songs.
“Talagang ang bawat kanta dito ay pwedeng maging themesong ng isang babae — anoman ang sitwasyon ng puso niya. Basta, pagdating sa pag-ibig, may themesong ako para sa inyo mula sa album na ito.”
Angeline is also proud that a song she co-wrote with record label executive Jonathan Manalo made it to the album’s final cut. “Para Bang, Para Lang” is an upbeat tune she dedicates to her adoptive mother, Mama Bab.
“Very excited po ako kasi nakagawa ako ng song kung saan nandoon talaga ‘yung gusto kong message; gusto kong maramdaman niya lang yung pasasalamat ko sa kaniya bilang nanay ko.”
As for one of her wishes, Angeline revealed that she hopes to write more original compositions for her future albums. “Actually, nag-uusap kaming madalas ni Yeng ngayon kasi isa po siya sa mga naging inspiration ko na makagawa ng sariling kanta,” she enthused, adding that she also wants to co-write songs with Jona and KZ.
Angeline, together with Jona, Morissette and Klarisse De Guzman, is set to conquer the Mall of Asia Arena for the “Birit Queens” concert. She previously co-headlined the sold-out “Divas Live in Manila” show at the SMART-Araneta Colisuem with Yeng, KZ and Kyla.
During her Roadshow guesting, Angeline performed a WISHclusive rendition of “At Ang Hirap”:
“Natutuwa ako na nakakanta ako dito sa Wish 107.5 Bus kasi lagi ko itong nakikita sa Twitter ko,” she answered when asked about her WISHperience.
“@LoveAngelineQuinto” is now available in all record stores nationwide.