Morissette to revive ‘Shine’ on its 25th anniversary


Posted at May 15 2021 04:34 AM

MANILA — Following in the footsteps of her idols, Morissette is set to revive the iconic tune “Shine,” composed by Trina Belarmide, in time for its 25th anniversary.


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Star Music announced the revival on Friday, saying it’s due to be released on May 21.

The 2021 version features a new arrangement by Filipino-American music producer Troy Laureta, who recently released a collection of classic OPM ballads under Star Music.

Morissette expressed gratitude to Belarmide, as well as Jonathan Manalo, creative director of ABS-CBN Music, “for the honor and trust” to record a new version of “Shine.”

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Referring to singers who previously recorded the memorable tune, Morissette added, “Following Ms. Ima Castro, Ms. Sweet Plantado, and of course Ms. Regine Velasquez, I couldn't be more grateful.”

“Shine” first rose to popularity when Belarmide won second prize in the Metropop Song Festivel in 1996. It then became a hit anew when Velasquez revived the song, with her signature vocal stylings.

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