Known for her tender singing voice and tunes about heartbreak, Moira dela Torre has a deep well to draw from when it comes to writing her songs
Known for her tender singing voice and tunes about heartbreak, Moira dela Torre has a deep well to draw from when it comes to writing her songs, including one that took two years to finish.
In an interview on "Tonight With Boy Abunda" aired Tuesday, dela Torre referred to one of the tracks from her album, "Malaya," as one of the "hardest songs" she's ever written.
Titled "Tagpuan" -- which is also the name of her two-night, sold-out concert at Kia Theatre this weekend -- the song held back the completion of her "narrative album."
That changed one day, when during a long drive on the expressway the right words came rushing in her head just looking at her boyfriend, Jason Marvin. She finished the song in 10 minutes, and it ultimately became about hope and healing, not heartbreak.
MANILA -- Singer Moira dela Torre is gearing up for her first-ever concert "Tagpuan," which will be held at the Kia Theater on February 17 and 18.
In a press conference on Wednesday, the "Malaya" hitmaker said her concert will be directed by John Prats and produced by Cornerstone Concerts and Bright Bulb Productions.
"There are a lot of surprise guests who are coming both on Day 1 and Day 2. There's actually one who's flying in also," she said.
"Also my new songs will be heard for the very first time on that night and there's also a surprise about the 'Malaya' album," she added.
Moira said she's really excited for the concert.
"Si Kuya Pratty po overflowing po siya ng ideas. I had him listen to my songs and kuya Sam Milby listened to my songs and because they know the story ang dami na po nilang nai-imagine na kahit ako ay nae-excite na po ako," dela Torre said.
Star Music artist
"Tagpuan" is also the title of her latest single under Star Music, which will be releasing her brand new album soon.
"Ako po dream ko po simula pa po ng bata ako is to be part of Star Music family. This is something that I've really waited for. Something na hindi pinilit. Something that came at the perfect time. So 'yung tagal po ng hintay, I think that included paving the way for it po also," said dela Torre, who also inked a contract with Star Music on Wednesday.
"Ang 'Tagpuan' ay after ng lahat nang pinagdaanan ng songs, ito po 'yung conclusion and this is where you find hope pala. Dati po kasi when I would write song, ayaw kong iiwan sila sa sad state. I want to inspire listeners to feel free to feel their songs but at the same time rise from it and 'Tagpuan' is about that," she said of her new single.
In the future, dela Torre hopes to do collaborate with KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino and Richard Poon.