Rock Balladeer Mike Chan recently launched his self-titled full length solo album under Heroes Records and Star Records last April 28, 2012 at Tiendesitas, in Pasig City. His last effort, Dragona, the prequel to this album, reached as high as number 4 on local sales charts.
Mike believes that this album could be his breakthrough work as a solo artist and he credits his strong love for learning and making music as his source of inspiration for this album.
“In many ways I actually think of this as my first solo album. This is the first time I’v actually produced, written, co-wrote and / or personally had a hand in every song that went into album. It took me a long time to get to this point and the journey getting there has been long and difficult most times. The funny thing is though… I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT!”
The album has 10 songs. The carrier single is Don’t Go. Then the other songs are Unforgettable, She’s The One, Moon in A Day, Heroes, Ngayon Ang Panahon, Leave Me Alone and remix of Moon in A Day, Unforgettable and Don’t Go.
Mike hopes that his listeners will understand the real message behind this album. “This is not just about the songs in the disc. It’s about the passion and determination that went into making and the production of these songs. It’s about believing in yourself and knowing that you are responsible for your own success or failure in life. It’s about creating your own luck and never giving up.”
Although a mainstay in the local music scene for the past 4 years now, Mike says his passion for making music has not waned despite the sometimes difficult and fickle nature of music business.
“I guess when you are passionate about what you do, it makes every hardship bearable and every setback a learning experience to push you to be better. When I look back at how music has influenced my life I see one thing very clearly . It was an instrument that was used to teach me patience, perseverance, humility, service to others and the value of HARD WORK.”
Mike, who belongs to a prominent Chinese clan acknowledges that hard work is a must to get somewhere in this business. I personally saw this attitude with Mike. During the event, I was able to witness his friendliness to everybody. He even went from table to table of the people who supported and watch his performance. Smiles a lot and never gets tired entertaining. His kindness is genuine I must say.
Catch Mike Chan at Tiendesitas every Tuesday until June and at various SM Supermalls starting May 7 for his album promo tour. Mike Chan the album is presented by My Phone, DJM Music, Shimmian Surgical Manila, Eventus Advertising, Game Club and Epipes.
Like his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Mike-Chan/103490933094590 and follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/mikechanmusic.