FANS and supporters of all-Filipino boy band 1:43 (pronounced as “one forty-three”) will soon have a delicious treat as the pop heartthrobs release their debut slambook-album or “slambum” titled “Time for Love” under MCA Music.
The slambum features interesting and exciting trivia about 1:43 and their collection of 100% Original Pilipino Music—so fans can get to know the boys better while enjoying their feel-good songs.
Composed of four talented, charming, and stylish lads namely Anjo Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas Psychology graduate and a member of a university theater group; Gold Aquino, a Business Administration student from the Centro Escolar University (CEU) and a campus heartthrob; Kim Nicolas a Nursing student from Trinity University of Asia and a Candy Magazine model; and Yuki Sakamoto, an Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group.
“Time for Love” is a mini-album that contains a refreshing mix of five original and distinctly Filipino pop songs and their respective minus one versions. A product of the collaboration between critically acclaimed producer and arranger Jonathan Ong of SonicState Studio and brilliant singer-composer and vocal arranger Myrus, the slambum aspires to define the sound of today’s OPM pop genre.
The opening track and 1:43’s latest hit single, “PiNK” (Pag-Ibig Na Kaya?), is a collaboration track with Myrus. Penned by Eric Cabahug, “PiNK” is a catchy song about falling in love. Top music blogger www.justinbreathes.com describes the song as "an example of how good Filipino pop can be."
“Para Kang” is a song composed by multi-awarded composer Jojo Panaligan. It is a witty metaphorical expression of the miracle that is love. Fun, playful and lively, the lyrics and melody are reminiscent of the sound of the 90s pop rock.
Fans would definitely fall in love with “Sa Puso Ko’y Ikaw”, a song that declares a deep, sincere and honest love. The first recorded song composed by Myrus, listening to this track is like getting hit by Cupid's arrow. Its potentially a big hit with its catchy, radio-friendly, easy-listening melody and commercial appeal.
“Time For Love”, the title track, is the only English song in the album. It is an upbeat song that gives tribute to 1:43’s cult following and official fans club who call themselves as Time for Love or T4L. This song is a collaboration between Cabahug, who wrote the lyrics, and Myrus, who did the melody.
“Merry Christmas Na” is another Cabahug composition. Released as a promotional single in December 2010, this is the controversial song that made the boys of 1:43 instant Youtube celebrities. The song became number one for a few weeks in the P-Pop Music Chart, and has garnered over 85,000 views in Youtube.
“Time For Love” by 1:43 will be available in all major record bars beginning April 27, 2011. It is presented by Glitz and Dreamgirl Cosmetics by 4U2 and is supported by Avida Towers, and the Mendez Medical Group.
More information and updates about 1:43 are available in their official Facebook fan page or you may call Chris Cahilig Talent Services at 6647213 or 6872649 and 92.