Debut CD becomes a guilty pleasure

MANILA, Philippines—There are songs that become your guilty pleasure, the kind that you don’t admit you like, because they’re too pop or just cheesy. Many albums get pushed to the back of the closet, a little secret you keep, even when you’ve thoroughly memorized every track.

This is what “A.K.A Cassandra,” KC Concepcion’s debut CD, is like. Truth to tell, there is nothing spectacular about it. It’s mostly remakes of foreign hits (save for Joey Ayala’s “Haring Ibon”) and originals that are everything but and … yes, cheesy (“An Updated Version of Me”).

Many of the songs here are about love or about the universal notions of happiness and going with the flow. Every single one is pop, easy to listen to.[Continue Reading...]

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