Richard Yap takes pride in 1st album
MANILA, Philippines - Phenomenal leading man Richard Yap, also known as “Ser Chief” in the top-rating ABS-CBN noontime teleserye "Be Careful With My Heart," is now a certified recording artist under Star Records.
During the recent grand launching of his self-titled debut album, Richard was in high spirits and couldn’t believe he now has his own solo recording.
“It’s a dream come true for me. Ever since I was a little kid, I've always loved to sing," he told a contributor for Rappler during the launching also attended by other members of the showbiz press.
“I would like to thank our series, 'Be Careful With My Heart.' Because when I recorded a song for its soundtrack, dun nila nalaman na marunong pala akong kumanta [that's when they heard for themselves that I could sing].
“I was already contented being an actor and doing TV commercials. Ngayon nadagdagan pa ng singer ang special skills and talent ko.” (Now, we can add to my special skills and talents my being a singer.)
The album has 9 revival numbers that Ser Chief himself had selected.
The feel-good and easy-listening tracks include “Don’t Know What to Do, Don’t Know What to Say,” “Promise Ain’t Enough,” “Think I’m in Love Again,” “Can Find No Reason,” “You Take My Breath Away,” “Chasing Cars,” “High,” “Afterglow,” and a Chinese version of “Oh Babe.”
The album also includes, as bonus tracks, the theme song of “Be Careful With My Heart” and the love theme “Salamat.”
Here's Ser Chief (accompanied by Tom Rodriguez) serenading Maya in an episode of 'Be Careful':
For the debuting singer, every song is special to his heart.
"I put a lot of hard work in this album and I’m hoping that my fans will love it too," Richard said.
"I grew up listening to the songs of Queen, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Hall and Oates, Phil Collins, and Mike Francis. For me, they are the classics."
Here's Richard Yap with 'Salamat,' from Repubilc Biscuit Corp's YouTube:
The P250 CD is now available in record stores. Tracks can also be downloaded via Amazon.com, Mymusicstore.com.ph, and iTunes.