The CompanY once again proves its musical versatility in “Gitna,” its first album under ABS-CBN’s Star Music.
With its exploration of pop, jazz, electronica, dance and acoustic folk, The CompanY’s 29th studio album delves into the length and breadth of vocal harmony in modern music styles showcased by members Annie Quintos, OJ Mariano, Moy Ortiz and Sweet Plantado.
During the album’s virtual launch, Sweet shared why they chose “Gitna” to be the key track.
“We chose a lot of songs from Star Music’s catalogue but we decided to zoom in on this because it’s not the usual love story and the way it combines the lyrics and melody is different. Moy also had this idea to make it a duet so when he gave it to me and OJ, it brought a different color to the song.”
Aside from “Gitna” which was composed by Davey Langit, the 10-track album consists of previously released tracks “Sumakabilang Puso,” “‘Sang Tawag Mo Lang,” “Disco Plantito, Disco Plantita,” “Sa May Bintana” and “Walang Sayang.”
Also part of the album are “Kumusta Ka” written by Rey Valera, “Hideaway” composed by Ryan Cayabyab, “Sukob Na” penned by Frasco Mortiz and Alexeeb Flores and “Ambon” written by Nica del Rosario.
Moy served as the vocal arranger for all the songs and coproduced some tracks in the album. A mini documentary on the making of the album has been released on YouTube.
Stream The CompanY’s latest album, “Gitna,” out on various digital music platforms now. (Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)