Filipinos know Nadine Lustre for a great many things. As an actress, she's starred in some of the most memorable teleseryes and films in recent history (On The Wings of Love, Diary ng Panget, Never Not Love You) and even won awards for her performances. She's also a sought-after endorser, fashion designer's muse, an Instagram queen, and one of the country's most beloved stars.
Amidst all this, it's easy to forget Nadine started out in showbiz as a singer with the girl group Pop Girls. And even as her acting career soared to new heights, she's always had music on her mind.
In 2014, she released a self-titled EP, and since then has released several singles, including "St4y Up" in 2018, "No. 32," a collaboration with Fil-Am rapper Ruby Ibarra in 2019, and most recently "Wildest Dreams," which came out on October 16.
"Wildest Dreams" is a prelude to the album of the same name, which is arguably Nadine's own way of introducing herself to the world that knows her so well – this time as a singer-songwriter in her own right.
In this interview, we talk to Nadine about how she fell in love with music, why she decided to pursue it, and how she's been writing and recording songs in the middle of a pandemic.