Fun and inspiring -- that's how I'd describe Karylle's third single from her latest album Roadtrip, which already earned a gold certification early this year. I got to hear and watch the music video of Found My Smile Again for the first time last Monday during a press con at Center Stage in Tomas Morato, Quezon City and found it such an upbeat song.
The video features Karylle's different looks that range from simple and pretty to dressed-up and gorgeous. I love most of the clothes she wore and like how she projected the image of a girl who is ready to take on new adventures armed with her irresistible smile.
Karylle, who composes songs, shared with us how she considers her creations as 'babies'. "Kailangan, i-nurture mo sila hanggang umabot sa college, hopefully magkaroon ng career, at sariling buhay," she described hypothetically. "It's knowing that these songs are your babies and you have to let them grow. Otherwise, sayang naman kung andoon lang sila sa bahay."
Since she produced Roadtrip herself, Karylle said she had the freedom to choose which songs would make the cut. "Mahirap kasi na hindi i-risk yung songs especially since I worked hard enough to save some money. Yung savings ko, dun ko na lang nilabas para maging masaya ako and fulfilled as an artist," explained Karylle who has recently been nominated Outstanding Actress in the Monte Carlo Festival 2012 for her role in Kitchen Musical.
She added that her work sometimes requires her to be in different places on some days which also means not getting enough sleep. "Minsan, natutulog kami sa van ... diretso [ang trabaho] eh. Sayang naman lahat ng pagod ko if, artistically, I am not fulfilled. Going indie gives you a chance to do so kung meron kang naipon. So 'yun," she expressed.
Where does she think her music is headed next? "Hindi ako maka-decide kung ano yung pinaka-love ko na music. Every time people ask me what's my favorite genre, hindi ko din talaga masagot. I can't deny that I'm happy singing fast songs like OMG but there's also that side of me that loves to shout and just really be dramatic. So hindi ko talaga ma-separate yung one from the other."
Whatever she decides to go for next, Karylle's talents -- whether in singing, hosting, or acting -- would definitely bring her far. Find your smile too by listening to her album. Roadtrip was released under PolyEast Records and the video of Found My Smile Again was directed by highly-acclaimed photographer Raymund Isaac.
You can digitally download the single and the album from the following online stores: