"Be Mine" is Sam Milby's Newest Album



I've always thought that Sam Milby is one of the most good-looking celebrities of his generation. I'm adding talented musician to that description.

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Sam the other day when he presented his newest album "Be Mine" to members of the media. I discovered that he started playing guitar when he was 19 years old after his sister bought him one. He said he was self-taught and that he still has his first guitar up to now.


Aside from music, Sam revealed that while growing up, he also enjoyed playing adrenalin sports like motocross and hockey. Nowadays though, he confesses to not feeling fit at all because he only gets to work out three or four times a year only due to his hectic schedule. "Puro diet na lang ang ginagawa ko," he admitted ruefully. The diet must be working well because he looks great, as always.

Sam, who grew up in the U.S., had to learn Tagalog when he decided to build a career in the Philippines. Aside from taking lessons, he shared that he reads Tagalog pocketbooks aloud to improve his speech and enjoys talking to people in Tagalog. I found his dedication to learn admirable.

Back to his album, Sam said that although he likes pop-rock music, there are songs in Be Mine that are more balladish. He assured fans to expect good music as the songs are a little bit of everything which they can relate to. "It will touch people who are in-love, brokenhearted, and even those who are searching for the 'right one'."


Sam is happy over the feedback he has been getting about his music. "Before, the public know me just as an actor. But with my music, they start to see me as a recording artist." Indeed, more and more people are taking notice!

Among the song lineups is his own composition "Pushing Me Away", the chorus of which came into his head while walking the streets of New York City. "I had the chorus three years ago but only finished the song this year," he confided.

The title track, "Be Mine", was composed and produced by Richard Poon, in whose house Sam recorded the song. With "Hindi Kita Iiwan" (OST of Koreanovela "My Fair Lady") as its carrier single, the album's track list is composed of three covers and seven original songs. Sam revived "And I Love You So", the original sound tract of his movie with Bea Alonzo; and two versions of "All My Life" (pop and orchestral), the theme song of his movie with KC Concepcion "Forever and a Day."

Completing the album are other original compositions including "Baliw na Pag-ibig" (OST of Koreanovela "Marry Me, Mary"), "Panaginip Ko'y Ikaw", "Magpakailanman", and "Your Love" (a duet with Marie Digby).


Before Be Mine, Sam came out with his self-titled album "Sam Milby" a few years back which earned a Platinum award a few months after its release. His other music ventures include "Love Duets" (2009) with Toni Gonzaga and another solo album "A Little Too Perfect" (2009) under Star Records.

I have transferred my copy of Sam's latest album to my iPod and have been enjoying listening to his heartwarming and heartbreaking music. Like he said, there's something there for everyone. Enjoy Sam's songs and grab your own copy of Be Mine soon to be released in record bars nationwide. You can also download songs online from www.starrecords.ph.


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