Kean Cipriano releases new solo album, assures fans that Callalily still alive

Jan Milo Severo - Philstar.com
Kean Cipriano releases new solo album, assures fans that Callalily still alive
Singer-actor Kean Cipriano

MANILA, Philippines — Original Pilipino Music singer Kean Cipriano explained that his band Callalily is still active as he launched his new album “Childlike” as a solo artist. 

In the album launched recently, Kean said Callalily is still there. He just needs to express himself outside the band.  

“Callalily is still alive. It’s just that I need to express myself outside the band. For growth din talaga. Ang dami kong songs na feeling ko hindi pasok sa Callalily kaya ko gumawa ng solo,” Kean told Philstar.com in a private chat during the launch. 

Kean said that the “Childlike” album was made by him alone – from writing the songs to recording all of the musical instruments. 


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“I’ve been doing solo stuff naman na since 2010. Like mga films and some special projects pero sa album na to, mas ako lang talaga,” he said. 

The album is an introduction to the countless number of songs Kean has been keeping in his journals for years. For the past three years, it has taken the artist on an adventure and the album is built on a narrative of seeking love, adventure, sensuality and hope. 

Kean described that it is also a witness and testament to the battles and the insecurities he faced as a songwriter, especially coming from a popular pop rock band for 15 years. 

“It is a testament of courage to break free from what is expected of me. I hope the music reminds people to never forget how it feels to be carefree, curious, and inquisitive. There is always room for growth and adventure,” he said.  

The album is a nine-track mix of previously released material and totally brand new tracks. With all new experimental collaborations with Mark Thompson of Project Moonman, Martin Riggs, William Elvin and other noteworthy musicians. 

The highlight track of the album is Kean’s fresh take on his collaboration and PHILPOP 2015 entry with Nadine Lustre, “Sa Ibang Mundo.” 

Two other noteworthy tracks in the albums are previously released collaborations with his wife Chynna Ortaleza. “Sulyap” and “Walk on Water.”

Also included in the album are new featured tracks. “Took Me Out,” is a song of redemption. “Tonight I Break Some Promises,” is a dark but honest track about falling out of love. The album also features some of his other previously released singles “Eye Contact,” “Make Me Fly,” “Later When I’m Drunk” and “Tangina.”

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