Sheryl Cruz goes back to her roots
Sheryl Cruz’s newest album “Sa Puso Ay Ikaw Pa Rin” finds the singer-actress in her most creative.
Not only did she compose several songs in the album, including the carrier single “Mananatili” and “The Last to Know,” she also collaborated with several of the industry’s best songwriters to complete some tracks.
Sheryl worked with Tito Cayamanda for “Sa Puso Ay Ikaw Pa rin,” Ariel Mayormita for “Habang-buhay,” and Mon del Rosario for “Somewhere in My Past.”
She didn’t stop there. Sheryl also translated some of the songs into Japanese.
“I just have this imaginative mind and I want to try something different,” she said. “I want to go out of my comfort zone. Besides you’ll never go wrong when you’re true to yourself.”
But why Japanese?
Sheryl admits she has a soft spot for Japanese pop music, having been introduced to the genre some years back by a friend.
The first J-pop song she heard was “Donna Toki mo.”
Sheryl said she could understand Japanese having been taught the language during high school.
In the end, however, she said, “It doesn’t really matter whatever language we use. Music transcends all boundaries. For me, music is the universal language of the soul so it must be shared.”
The 40-year-old added, “Whether or not people would like my album, I offer it to God. What really matters is, I like what I wrote and I want to share it because I offered it to God and He inspired me so I have to give back. This is my own way of giving praise to God.”
Sheryl will be back on TV soon via GMA Network’s upcoming series “Strawberry Lane.”
“I’m really grateful for the blessings I’ve been receiving especially now that I’m going to be back on television. I’m thankful that GMA Network has always been supportive and I’m just excited to work with cast of ‘Strawberry Lane,’” expressed Sheryl.
Incidentally, Sheryl will be having a show with Tina Paner, Marissa Sanchez and Christian Bautista on Aug. 30, at Viva Live located at the Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Ortigas, Pasig City.