Posted on 02 June 2011.
With four singles already released, Charice’s sophomore album is generating a lot of buzz and excitement from her fans. But there’s something that could still heighten that anticipation plus make non-Chasters more interested – and that is a music video.
Music videos, especially viral ones, have helped make a lot of songs and albums more popular. Take Rebecca Black’s “Friday” for example. Without it’s video going viral, the song itself might not have sold a lot of copies and rose through the charts so much. A better example and comparison to “Louder” would be Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. It’s already a good song, but the music video made it into a phenomenon – it generated copycats, it invaded pop culture, it was shared and re-shared on social networking sites, and it got people’s interest, even non-Beyonce fans.
Last year’s “Pyramid”, which was the only song with a music video in Charice’s debut album, was wildly successful as well and even reached no. 1 on the Billboard dance chart. Since it’s already a great song, the music video can’t take credit for everything, but it certainly helps to bring more attention to Charice.
Hopefully this time, Charice will make two or more music videos for her second album. “One Day” will definitely have a music video since a contest was even put up to give fans a chance to appear in it. But this is sponsored by Acuvue and it’s still not clear if this will be a part of her album promotion. Yeah it’s wishful thinking, but another video for a yet unreleased single will be great, even if it’s just a simple one ala “Reset”. It looks like “Louder” will be this album’s “Pyramid”, so you’ll be glad to know that just a couple of days ago, Charice revealed in her Teen.com interview that “Louder” will be getting a music video.
Charice has released a few singles already and Teen.com asks her to talk about those: “I released “Louder” and “Lost The Best Thing. We’re gonna do the music video for “Louder” because I really love to dance and the song is really an inspirational song.” Chasters have long known that dancing is one of Charice’s favorite things to do, and now, she’s given the chance to show all over the world another one of her many talents.
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Charice also talked about the meaning of the song for her: “I can totally dedicate that to all the haters out there. You know, like, I don’t need you. I don’t need no shoulder, you know? I’m gonna be a soldier. No one can bring me down. I’m just gonna do this and be brave. That’s why it’s called “Louder” because you being brave is so much louder than you being weak. It’s such an amazing song, such an inspirational song.”
Read the whole interview here, and see what Charice has to say about her being compared to Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. This is the second part of Charice’s latest interview with Teen.com. The first part is about her appearance on the season 2 finale of Glee and her possible return in Season 3. Read the complete part 1 here.
“Louder” getting a music video isn’t the only exciting tidbit that Charice revealed in the interview. She also dropped a hint about the release date of her much awaited album: “it’s gonna come out maybe around October or something like that.” This isn’t official yet and could possibly be pushed back if her team is looking hard for the best songs they could include in the album. Plus, some other articles and press releases have stated that the album will be released in early 2012, so for now, don’t get your hopes up too much for a 2011 release. But do pray that this happens, as a new Charice album will be the perfect Christmas gift for everyone.
Charice also confirms that the search for the perfect album title is still on, “We’re still thinking about it. I’m still working on some more songs right now to put on the album and still gonna work on the music video, but once we finish all that, we’re gonna think about the title and the release date.” Lots of things about her album may be unknown yet, but one thing’s for sure, Charice is giving all she’s got on getting this album done. She’s already collaborated with some amazing people like Nick Jonas and Bruno Mars and teases, “I can’t wait for my fans to see the back of the album. For sure, they’d be like, ‘Whoa, really? She worked with them?’ ”
Charice also let all her fans know on Twitter yesterday that she was at a photoshoot. Perhaps she’s shooting the cover for her next album. Or since it’s still a little too early till the album’s release date, maybe it’s a publicity shot for her next endorsement? Or a poster for her appearance at the next David Foster & Friends concert? We’ll be excited to find out what’s next!
Check out Charice at yesterday’s photoshoot, posted via twitpic.
She is looking very gorgeous here in this simple unedited webcam photo, don’t you think?
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