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Former PDA scholar Bunny Malunda launches her self-titled debut album

Bunny Malunda describes the songs in her debut album as a combination of pop, rock, and punk.



8/16/2011 8:43 AM
Former PDA scholar Bunny Malunda launches her self-titled debut album

081611-bunny_main.jpgBunny Malunda couldn’t believe that after her stint in the singing competition Pinoy Dream Academy 2 in 2008, she would still be given another shot to fulfill her dream. The 25 year-old from Dumaguete is gearing up for a series of mall shows and other promotional gigs for her self-titled debut album. Her debut single, “For Your Information,” plus the other nine songs were originally written and produced by Jaye Muller and Ben Patton, German musicians who are now based on Cebu. Jaye and Ben were behind songs of KC Concepcion entitled “Not Like The Movies” and “After The End,” and Nikki Gil’s “Last Love.”

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Bunny admitted that she couldn’t believe it when Jaye made the album offer to her. “I’m very happy kasi sa dami ng mga artists dito sa Philippines ako ‘yung napili nila. Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako sa mga producers. Dati kasi, right after PDA, naoperahan ako sa vocal fold. Naging okay naman uli ‘yung boses ko, and nung tinawagan nila ako, I was very happy na may chance akong makakanta uli.

Jaye shared with Push.com.ph how the album project was developed and why they chose Bunny to sing their compositions. “We couldn’t find the right kind of singer and voice for the album that we were envisioning. My wife is from Cebu and she told me about Bunny. I searched for Bunny on YouTube and I saw her performances from Pinoy Dream Academy. She was exactly what we’re looking for. She has the energy and the rock star feel. We don’t want to do the usual love song, diva type. We want something different.”

He added that the album was intended to offer a different kind of music to Filipino listeners who got so used to love songs and the diva-type of artists. “Filipinos like mostly love songs. But they also enjoy listening to songs by Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. So we thought why not have our own versions of that?”

Jaye also revealed that if the album will do well here, they plan to introduce it to other countries. “We have a bigger vision for this album and for Bunny. Our plan is to not only introduce the music to Filipinos but also to other countries, to the foreign listeners. That’s why when we were doing the album we thought of what the world would love to hear. But no specific plans as of this time. Let’s see how the album will do here in the Philippines.”

Bunny described this debut album as a dream come true. Ever since she was young, she had loved singing pop/rock songs. “Tinanong din nila ako kung ano ‘yung gusto ko, sa music and sa magiging look ko. Ito naman talaga ‘yung style na gusto ko. High school pa lang ako mahilig na ako sa rock music. Gustong gusto ko ‘yung mga kanta ni Avril Lavigne, Evanescence. Before ako sumali ng PDA may banda na rin ako, kumakanta na kami sa different bars.”

Catch Bunny perform at the following SM Supermalls on the respective dates. August 21 (Valenzuela), August 27 (Sta. Mesa), August 28 (Rosario), Sept. 4 (Molino), Sept. 10 (Novaliches), Sept. 17 (Bacoor), Sept. 18 (San Pablo), Sept. 24 (Fairview), Sept. 25 (Batangas), Oct. 2 (Taytay), Oct. 9 (Bicutan), Oct. 15 (Calamba), Oct. 16 (Dasmariñas), Oct. 23 (Baliwag), Nov. 6 (Sta.Rosa).