Thursday, April 22, 2010
Bilib Ako by Emily Rey
Album: "Let Me" (Synergy Music, 2003)
Words/Music: Emily Rey
Additional music : Ardie de Guzman
Arrangement: Elmer Blancaflor
Recored, Mixed, and Mastered: Mixsonic Studios, Quezon City, Philippines
Emily Rey is a Filipino-American singer who started her musical career in the United States, creating her own following in the Filipino-American community of Southern California. Her poetic ability inspired her to writing her own songs and producing her debut album here in the Philippines, Let Me featuring all original compositions, which she wrote and produced herself, showcasing her wide range of vocal styles. Her music is subtle and powerful all at once. Using her angelic voice as her main instrument, her distinct style of songwriting cannot easily be forced into any existing category. With the influences and combination of pop, rock, alternative, and R&B, her sound is main stream.
Emily Rey has been making waves in the local music scene through her well received live broadcast radio performances such as Magic 89.9s Tunog-Kalye and Live na Live, WLS 97.1s Symme3 concert, and JAM 88.3s Jam Sessions, live guestings in malls, and gigs in top local bars around Metro Manila. The Manila Times ran an article on her and quoted her as an original artist. Local music magazines such as Music Channel, Popsicle compared her to Michelle Branch and Dido. Her songs and songwriting skills cut across boundaries and this proves her musical flexibility, a quality that stems out from her love of her art. Surely, Emily Reys sheer talent alone elevates her status as a bona fide musical artist, one that has always been true in fulfilling her only passion in life, music.