Star Awards’ 2015 Best New Artist Edward Benosa says that he wants to work with Sarah Geronimo and Morissette Amon.
Former The Voice of the Philippines
auditionee Edward Benosa met with bloggers for his self-titled debut album under Star Music last Friday, January 8.
His album which features eight tracks plus their minus one versions, includes carrier single ‘Di Man Lang Nagpaalam’ and the Carol Banawa original, ‘Stay,’ featuring Marion Aunor.
Talking about this new album where he wrote two songs, Edward shared that his favorite is ‘Puso Kong Ito.’ He expressed excitement over the release of his third single and its music video which he described as, “Sobrang may pagka-indie, parang short film ang dating.”
Being a newbie in the industry, Edward who is 2015 Star Awards for Music’s Best New Male Recording Artist, said that he wants to make songs that listeners can relate to. “Gusto kong targetin ‘yung puso nila. ‘Yung gumawa ng songs na kahit malungkot, ‘pag may mga times na malungkot sila… ‘Pag in love naman po sila, mafifeel nila ‘yung talagang in love na in love, masisiyahan sila.”
Sharing that he initially wanted to be an actor, Edward, who joined The Voice of the Philippines in 2013 but did not make it during the blind auditions, explained how he began his singing career.
“Bago po ako maging singer, pangarap ko pong maging artista. Gusto ko pong umarte, gusto kong maging actor talaga pero habang hindi pa namin alam kung saan kami talaga pupunta, kung acting ba or singing so napunta kami sa singing. ‘Yun po ‘yung sumali ako ng The Voice tapos dun na nagstart. After po nung The Voice, nung hindi ako nakuha, dun namin narealize na ito na, dito talaga tayo sa singing so dapat ituloy na natin ‘to… So nagsubmit po kami ng dalawang demo songs sa Star Music and ‘yun, nagustuhan naman po nila.”
When asked if he has received offers to enter show business considering his good looks, Edward, although hopeful, said that there’s none yet and added that they want to establish first a name in the music industry before moving on to acting.
When asked if he has a dream role should he enter showbiz, Edward said that he wants to be a versatile actor, “Gusto ko magampanan lahat, gusto ko maging serious actor. Gusto ko maging baliw, umiyak…”
When asked who he wants to work with, he replied, “Siyempre sa love team, ang gusto ko, maganda kung magkakaroon tayo ng love team na both singers, di ba? Siguro si Ms. Sarah (Geronimo) or Morissette Amon. Napakagaling din talagang singer. Actually, marami naman sila. Kung ano pong ibigay nila sa akin, tatanggapin ko.”
What’s next for Edward?
“May gagawin kaming mga intimate mall shows para po sa mga tao, sa mga fans para makikilala nila ako ng husto at saka para makilala na rin nila ako doing music. At saka marami kaming ginagawa na songs, sulat kami ng sulat, sana for the second album,” he said, adding that they are also planning a birthday concert. He later said that he plans to make songs and post them on YouTube.