Kapamilya singer gears up for 'new music, new image'
MANILA, Philippines -- Sam Concepcion has finally addressed his rumored romantic ties with actress-model Jasmine Curtis-Smith.
The 20-year-old Kapamilya singer said he intends to formally court the younger sister of "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" star Anne Curtis, and by extension their family members.
Concepcion said he has been visiting Jasmine and Anne's mother Carmencita Ojales at the hospital, where had been admitted for a hip surgery. After a successful operation, she was discharged from the hospital on Saturday.
"I still have to... ligawan syempre the family, her mom, and Anne and everyone else. It never ends, it doesn't stop there. Hindi naman siguro matatapos yung panliligaw ko sa kanila," Concpecion told ABS-CBN News at the sidelines of the recent launch of the first store of American Eagle Outfitters in the country.
Asked on the current status of his relationship with Jasmine, Concepcion only offered that they have been able to spend more time together recently, now that the 18-year-old actress is based in the Philippines.
Until this year, Jasmine had been based in Australia for her studies.
"We've known each other for a long time. She is special naman talaga to me. We've been seeing more of each other recently because she's here now," Concepcion said.
He also affirmed when asked if he is happy that Jasmine is staying in the Philippines now.
Meanwhile, Concepcion said he is gearing up for his music career launch in Indonesia. The singer was originally set to go on tour there in February, but had to put off the schedule due to recent floodings in Jakarta.
According to Concepcion, his latest album will offer an "all-new" image and music for him as a performer.
"My album is under Universal Records. It's going to be new music for me, something that you haven't heard me do. Bagong look. Just showing the audience na this is the new me. It's very different kung ano 'yung nire-release ko dati," he said.
He added that the shift in image is also a way to "graduate" from his being identified with the popular kiddie talent search "Little Big Star," which he won in 2005.
"Parang na-stuck 'yung mga tao sa idea na 'Little Big Star' pa rin ako eh, which is a long time ago. So I'll be presenting the new me which I hope they will like," he said.