Erik Santos explores songwriting in “Awit Para Sa’yo”
Ultimate serenader Erik Santos has released what may be his best album yet. Entitled “Awit Para Sa’yo”, his sixth studio album consists of 14 tracks, including five covers: “Sana Ikaw” (originally sung by Piolo Pascual), “Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka” (Regine Velasquez), “Di Lang Ikaw” (Juris), “Paminsan-minsan” (Richard Reynoso), and “Muling Buksan Ang Puso” (Basil Valdez). Full track list below.
Erik Santos – Awit Para Sa’yo track list
- “Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka” (Soc Villanueva)
- “Kailan Ka Magiging Akin” (Ogie Alcasid)
- “Hindi Na Magbabago” (Christian Martinez)
- “Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita” (Jonathan Manalo)
- “Sana Ikaw” (Lucien Letaba, Rommel Tuico)
- “Langit” (Jonathan Manalo)
- “Mula Sa Araw Na Ito” (Ryan Cayabyab)
- “Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka” (Ogie Alcasid)
- “Di Lang Ikaw” (Aiza Seguerra, Juris Fernandez)
- “Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin” (Gary Valenciano, Erik Santos)
- “If You Have To” (Jude Gitamondoc)
- “Paminsan-minsan” (Aaron Paul Del Rosario)
- “Sa Iyong Paglisan” (Arnold Reyes)
- “Muling Buksan Ang Puso” (George Canseco)
Erik Santos writes “Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin”
Did you know that Erik Santos writes songs?
However, none of these songs have actually been recorded for public consumption. Until now, that is. Entitled “Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin”, the song was written by Erik Santos and composed by Gary Valenciano.
A true artist, Erik Santos is deeply involved in the making of “Awit Para Sa ‘Yo”. Uninhibitedly he calls himself a “pakialamero”, and fondly shares how he plays a hand in choosing the songs. He also expresses his creativity by involving himself in the arrangements of the songs.
Erik on dream collaborations, Martin Nievera, and business
Erik Santos has come a long way from his days as the grand champion of Star In A Million Season 1, a talent search program aired in ABS-CBN on January 2004. When asked about his dream collaboration, Erik Santos named his top five: Regine Velasquez, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nivera, Sharon Cuneta, and Lea Salonga. Describes himself to be a true balladeer, he hopes one day to become as good as Martin Nivera.
A seasoned singer, actor, TV host, and commercial model, Erik Santos has dreams he has yet to achieve. He hopes one day to become a successful entrepreneur. When the time comes we hope that it will be a success. Good luck, Erik!
Special thanks to my friend Flow of ASK!