Emmanuelle releases debut album

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Apr 24 2012 07:53 PM | Updated as of Apr 25 2012 03:53 AM

MANILA, Philippines – After trying her luck in acting, Emmanuelle Vera is back to doing what she considers her first love: music.

Vera finally fulfilled her dream with the release of her self-titled album under Universal Records.

“It’s actually medyo mellow. It’s young, carefree and happy. It has seven tracks, six po ay original, at isang cover. This really aims po sa mga teenager pero I think everyone can relate to it, [both the] older generation and the younger ones,” she told ABS-CBNnews.com on Tuesday.

Vera said it took her four years before she was able to release her debut album.

“Marami pong changes ang nangyari sa album. From the time I went inside, they had a look for me – a peg – tapos biglang nag-change. Siguro mga four or five times nag-change ‘yon. Tapos nag-change din po ‘yung mga songs sa album, tapos gumawa kami ng test album, ‘yung mga cover lang po at walang pangalan ko. After that, nag-acting ako, I did two or three shows. So medyo natagalan po talaga siya at school ko is another factor,” the 17-year-old singer said.

Vera is best known for her role in defunct musical series “Idol” with Coco Martin and Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo in 2010

After doing “Idol,” she became part of teen show “Shoutout!” Her last TV series was “100 Days to Heaven.”

Although she misses acting, Vera said she will now concentrate on her singing career.

“Well actually there has been a few offers I turned down because of school. Minsan hindi na rin ako makatulog sa dami ng schoolwork pero siguro in the future, maybe I will do a couple of acting projects… Sometimes nami-miss ko ang acting [pero sa ngayon singing muna],” she said.

Included in Vera’s “Emmanuelle” album are songs titled “Dear Diary,” “Tonight,” “Manong Guard” with Yeng Constantino,” “Sandali Lang,” “Sarap Mabuhay,” “God Gave Me You” and “Happy,” which is the album’s carrier single.