Singer Nick Vera Perez who is based in the US announced that he is finally ready to release new music as he recorded two new albums which will be out soon.
In an online conference with the entertainment press in Kumu recently, Nick said that he recorded the albums at the CRC Legendary Sound where some of the biggest stars prerecorded their songs. Among the big musicians who went to this studio include Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Chance The Rapper, Boyz 2 Men, etc.
Despite the pandemic, Nick said that he was able to finish the albums, one of which is a Christmas album.
“I need to record these songs because I always believe music changes our mood. It always brings us to new grounds by helping cope with our problems, music should be done at this time.”
While the US has successfully fought the pandemic, Nick recalled how he cope with the situation the past year.
“I believe everything is the mind. Pinakamahirap na kalaban is utak and then. Hindi mo rin naman pwedeng sabihin na kahit gaano ka ka-positive sa nangyayari, ako I’m a positive person pero dumaan ako sa hindi naman depression kasi depression is a diagnosis. Pero dumaan ako sa mga araw na wala akong ganang magtaping, kumanta as in gusto ko lang humiga ako sa kama. Parang nawalan ako ng gana sa buhay. Then ‘yung mga angels ko (NVP) lalo na si Olive lagi akong sinasabihan na do not give up for us, mga ganon ba na ‘we need you.’ Yun ang inspiration,” he said.
Aside from being an entertainer, Nick is a registered nurse abroad.
“Music is my first love. I became a nurse upon the request of my parents. I gave in to their wishes, that’s why I became a nurse. At the same time, I love helping people. I lasted many years at the intensive care unit (ICU). I guess my calling is to help others.”
“Music helps the listeners to pull themselves up. I believe everything you say, everything you sing, may effect sa mental condition ng tao kasi karamihan ng mga songs ngayon may sexual explicit ang mga lyrics. Kaya ako, positive music pa rin kasi I’m doing it for myself now. Sa music, gumagaan ang feeling ko,” he added.
Nick also mentioned the challenges in wrapping up his album.
“Nung nagstart yung sadness sa buhay ko, ang hirap kumanta. Parang yung sa first album ko na may kanta dun na ‘My Mom’ na it took me four months bago ko siya makanta masi malakas yung dating. Sa album ang challenges include emotional imbalance dahil sa mga nangyayari sa COVID-19. Alam n’yo naman ang work ko sa States, aside from nursing, every single weekend, meron akong hosting job, mga shows. Lahat yun nawala pati mga concerts na malalaki pati yung pag-uwi ko sa Philippines nawala. Pero tuloy lang kasi meron akong goals eh.”
One of the albums has 12 songs with music and lyrics by Adonis Tabanda, he said.
“I contracted him for 10 albums, so we are now in album 3. Album 4, limang kanta na rin ang andito. The reason why after 10 albums I’ll retire kasi nasa bucket list ko ‘yun. The album contains Filipino and English songs, mainly about love. But ang twist ng album, lahat ng genre nandoon. Pinapakita nun ang versatiltiy ko na may rock, ballad, easy listening, contemporary, R&B, jazz and pop. This album is more attractive than the first one, you’ll see. All original songs of Adonis but everytime we collaborate, I tell him ito yung feelings ko about the song, ito yung mga ideas ko. Inaayos niya yung mga words.”
Nick wished that he could visit the Philippines again soon. “Ang dami ko ng na-mi-miss sa Pilipinas. I pray mawala na ang pandemic sa Pilipinas in the coming months.”