Japanese act Aisaku, with his convincing skill at singing Tagalog songs, releases a new single which like his previous hit, is another Japanese original interpreted by Ted Ito.
The song is called “Alaala Mo” a moving love song first recorded by Ito as an album track. This time, Aisaku’s version premiered its way to mainstream radio when it was first played recently over Barangay LS FM. Production of the music video of “Alaala Mo” is now underway. Watch out for the video premiere on MYX and MTV Pinoy which will happen really soon. “Alaala Mo” is an equally strong follow up to Aisaku’s hit single “Ikaw Pa Rin” which was heavily supported on local radio and music channels.
“I am a Filipino by heart even though my pair of eyes makes me look like I’m asleep,” quipped the Japanese-born singer whose rendition of Ito’s signature piece “Ikaw Pa Rin” won Best OPM Cover at last year’s Gawad Musika Awards & Consumers Quality Awards.
A mall tour to promote the new single promises Aisaku’s growing fan base the exposure he deserves. He will be performing this Saturday (March 8) 5 pm at the Atrium of Robinsons Magnolia. Copies of his album, wherein both “Ikaw Pa Rin” and “Alaala Mo” are included, will be sold at the venue as buyers will get the chance of having their CDs signed by Aisaku himself. Awesome prizes also await those who are going to watch the show. Products like K-Palette Japanese Eye Make-up & Cure Natural Aqua Gel (by Beauty Box Corp distributed in all Beauty Bar branches) will be given away to lucky winners during the show.
The self-titled album is produced by Janette Ito of Japan’s i&i Records in tie-up with Japan Home Centre and distributed by Universal Records.
A partnership with a major content provider is in the works and will definitely provide a greater reach for Aisaku’s music.
Vocal about his love for Filipinos, he shared, “I find the Filipinos more fun to be with. I love the Filipino humor, the culture, and best of all, the close family ties. I love my parents and I am glad that I know how to show my love to them like a Filipino son can do.”
Other cover songs Aisaku recorded for his album are “Remember Me” (Renz Verano), “Honey My Love So Sweet” (April Boys), “Isang Tanong Isang Sagot” (Donna Cruz), “Isang Mundo, Isang Awit” (Leah Navarro), and other Tagalog tracks of Japanese roots.