A.K.A. Cassandra, the debut album of KC Concepcion released a month ago, topped the Philippines album sales charts and also on total album sales of all Odyssey branches nationwide. The album is titled “a.k.a. Cassandra” culled from KC Concepcion's real name, Kristina Cassandra. a.k.a. is a fusion of original compositions and a host of remakes, done in completely different arrangements.
80’s hits “Melt With You” by Modern English and “I Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode were cuts from her album. Imagine these songs being guitar-based harmonized with percussions which KC herself played live with Pinikpikan during the recording, creating a unique World Music sound.”
The original compositions in a.k.a. Cassandra contains collaborations with seasoned songwriters and arrangers for songs that she wants to be remembered for, and that she could claim her own. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab contributed a soon-to-be classic anthem in “Ngiti Lang,” while funnyman Joey de Leon threw-in some serious Tagalog lyrics for “Doo Be Doo,” an adaptation of an original South African hit song.
The alternative contributions came from ex-Eraserhead and Sandwich lead vocalist Raymund Marasigan who has written and produced two originals “Breathe” and a surprise hidden album cut. Pinikpikan’s Sammy Asuncion has produced majority of the songs together with Angelo Villegas, which explains the album’s World Music beat, including Joey Ayala’s “Agila (Haring Ibon)” that showcases KC’s vocal capabilities.
The complete track listing of “a.k.a. Cassandra” is as follows:
2. An Updated Version of Me
3. Agila (Haring Ibon)
4. Doo Be Doo
5. Ngiti Lang
6. Melt With You
7. I Just Can’t Get Enough
10. It Must Have Been Love
“a.k.a. Cassandra” is now out in CDs under Sony BMG Music Entertainment.