Veteran singer Lani Misalucha during her contract signing with Star Records.
MANILA – Lani Misalucha still seems uncertain about moving back to the Philippines permanently and continue her successful career in her home country.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, the veteran singer said it is hard for her to leave her life in the United States because of her children and grandchild.
“Kami ng husband ko, nasa retirement age na kami. Nag-umpisa na kaming maging empty nesters. Just recently, we had our first grandchild. 'Yun pa ang isang nakakapagpahirap sa amin na umalis,” she said.
“Nung lumalaki ang mga anak namin, it was really difficult for us to leave them. Kahit nung malalaki na sila, very attached kasi kami sa bawat isa. But of course kailangan mo gawin 'yung dapat mo gawin. Dadating din ang araw na kailangan niyo maghiwalay. Pero lalo na mas mahirap umalis ngayon dahil may apo ka na. It's another chapter of our lives,” she added.
Since she relocated in the US, Misalucha continued performing and was able to establish a name for herself as a sought-after Las Vegas lounge singer.
But the singer said it still feels different every time she performs before a Filipino audience.
“Bawat punta ko naman sa Pilipinas, meron akong gagawing trabaho. 'Yun lang 'yung lagi kong pag-uwi dito. Kung for good, hindi ko pa alam kung kailan mangyayari 'yun… But definitely we enjoy each time that we come home kasi meron pa akong nanay at mga kapatid dito,” she said.
Meanwhile, Misalucha shared she is looking forward to release her latest album titled “The Nightingale Returns” under Star Records.
“Honestly 'yung bawat gabi ng recording namin, talagang fun lang ang nangyayari. Siguro kaya makikita naman na nagra-radiate 'yung song, 'yung pagkanta ko. It was an awesome experience,” she said.
Set to be released by the end of the month, Misalucha said her album will contain old songs which she rendered in a different style.