Yeng Constantino tries her hand as a music producer

Yeng Constantino serves as producer and manager for her new band Sesa.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

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4/30/2011 12:45 AM
Yeng Constantino tries her hand as a music producer


043011-yeng_main.jpgYeng Constantino takes a break from being a solo artist to venture into performing with a band. In her interview with Chalk Magazine for its May issue (incidentally where Yeng lands her first magazine cover ever), Yeng talked about her new band Sesa (short for ‘prinsesa.’) She shared one thing she learned from band mate Acel van Ommen (formerly of Moonstar 88 and now Sesa vocalist) which became the basis for the group’s name. “I shouldn’t settle for less than what God has set for me. Now I feel my worth as a woman, because I was created to be a princess.”

Sesa is comprised of five female members and has a strong alternative but still happy sound. Just like other famous girl groups like Destiny’s Child, TLC, and Spice Girls, Sesa will integrate the value of women empowerment in their music.

Though she is already an established solo performer, Yeng has decided to serve as just a guitarist in Sesa. “I’m happy to be a part of this group. My only prayer is that whatever may happen, we don’t lose our hearts. We want to focus on our purpose, which is to make and release songs na tatagos sa puso ng mga kabataan and that may change their decision for the future,” she said.

At 22-years-old and barely five years in the business, Yeng has already braved serving as producer and sort-of manager for Sesa, a job she described as hard but rewarding. “It’s hard because everything comes from my own pocket. But when you hear the final product, the weight of supporting the group seems to go away. This is like my love life. It’s the first thing that I think about in the morning and my last though before I sleep. I pray, ‘God, I’m really happy.’ When I wake up, we’ll record na!”

Their first single entitle “Umalab” is now available for free download on the band’s official website. Yeng told Chalk what the important message behind this song. “You know that spark? From that small spark, we can make a big fire. Whatever your passion is, work hard for it and don’t give up.”