After directing one of her boyfriend James Reid’s music videos last year, Nadine Lustre admitted that her love for music has expanded from just singing and performing to doing more directing and editing as well starting this year. “I’m working on a lot of stuff now. Not just for my music but for the whole Careless, yung kay James’s label as well. I’ll be directing some of the music videos for our new artists and for Bret (Jackson) also. It’s going to be my second official time directing. The first was James’s music video. I have a lot of ideas so I’m really, really excited for directing. Makikita niyo na lang yan,” she shared.
Having gone through the process of auditioning herself when she was just starting out in showbiz as part of the girl group Pop Girls and even trying her luck lining up for Pinoy Big Brother, Nadine said those experiences have helped give her more insight when it comes to looking for new talent for James’s music label Careless Music Manila. “I guess we just want someone who’s unique. Someone who is really passionate for music. We don’t want someone who can just sing kasi maraming talented na Pilipino na marunong kumanta but we’re looking for artists who are really passionate about music just as much as we are,” she said.
The 24-year-old singer-actress said she is happy with how their label is doing after being launched last December. “The search for artists it’s actually James and Bret handling it kasi sila talaga yung musically inclined so sila marunong mamili kung sino yung magagaling talaga. We have a lot of new artists and I’m really happy kasi the label is growing. Careless is growing so we have a lot of new artists na magagaling din talaga when it comes to composing and they have character din of course,” she added.
Artists who have heavily influenced Nadine include Jhene Aiko, Ariana Grande, and her favorite Lady Gaga. “I listen to a lot of jazzy chill na music so I can’t really name artists pero yun yung pinaka top na pinakikinggan ko ngayon. Locally, marami din na underground artists I listen to,” she said.