MANILA -- After five years, singer-actress Nikki Gil has released a brand new album "Love Revisited," her first for label Universal Records.
"Love Revisited" is Gil's fourth album since her eponymous debut in 2005. Her last CD, "Somebody to Love," was released back in 2010 under PolyEast.
In the new album, Gil covers classic OPM hits from the late '80s to the early '90s, led by her carrier single, "When I Met You," originally recorded by the APO Hiking Society.
"These are personal selection as well. Madami dito kapag nakita niyo ang likod ng album, 'oy, alam ko ito,'" Gil said during the album's press launch on Wednesday.
"Some of the songs, we retained the general feel, may kaunting twist lang. Lalo na 'yung mga we've come to know and love. The others, completely different. So I'm hoping that it's to your liking," she added.
Nikki Gil performs her version of "When I Met You," which is included in her newest CD "Love Revisited" under Universal Records.
Gil, who is now engaged to businessman BJ Albert, said her personal favorite in the CD is "Loving You," originally recorded by Ric Segreto.
"I first heard that song in my house. I come from a musical family at may mga time na jamming kami sa bahay-bahay. Nung una ko siyang nadinig, I fell in love with the song because it's a combination of complicated chords and simple lyrics," she said.
The other songs included in Gil's new album include "You're My Home" (originally sung by Kuh Ledesma), "You Won't See Me Crying" (Passage), "Both In Love" (Tito Mina), "You've Made Me Stronger" (Regine Velasquez), "A Smile In Your Heart" (Jam Morales), "Pain My Heart" (Second Wind), "It's Over Now" (Joey Albert), "Farewell" (Raymond Lauchengco), and "The Beginning" with Martin Nievera (Tillie Moreno and Ray An Fuentes).
It also includes the Philpop 2014 entry "Babalikan Mo Rin Ako."