Erik keeps lovelife under wraps
By WALDEN SADIRI
August 6, 2011, 8:00am
MANILA, Philippines — The old adage “silent water runs deep” applies to one of the most eligible bachelors in Philippine showbiz – Erik Santos.
Although the singer has kept mum his private life, he keeps saying he is inspired.
He stressed, “I’m loveless but inspired. It’s hard to work when you’re not inspired.”
What followed was a showbiz cliché: “I love performing for my audience and as of now I don’t think I have time to have a girlfriend.”
Erik recently came from London, where he too k part in a promotional for ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel. He is also scheduled to leave with Angeline Quinto for shows in six European countries in September.
Upon his return from his Europe concert tour, he will rehearse for his theater debut in Atlantis Productions’ Broadway musical “The Little Mermaid” to be staged starting on Nov. 18 at the Meralco Theater.
“My work schedule is also the reason I couldn’t finish my album on the date and time we wanted to release it. It’s an all-original album with a few remakes like Basil Valdez’s ‘Muling Buksan ang Puso,’ the theme song of the series ‘Alta.’ I’m also happy that my song ‘Kulang Ako, Kung Wala Ka’ is doing well on radio. It’s an original by Soc Villanueva,” Erik shared.
Erik is having a two-night concert (Aug. 12 and 13) at the Music Museum. The show is called “powER IKons” with Angeline Quinto, Stephanie Reese and Pops Fernandez.
The show is Erik’s tribute to music icons, both local and foreign.
“I think every singer wants to be an icon too someday. I want to be one that’s why I keep on pushing for more original songs for my albums,” he related.
Erik is also into song writing.
“In my upcoming album, I composed ‘Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin’ which was arranged by Gab Valenciano. It’s a break-up song that everyone can relate to. I wrote it on my Ipad after I was awakened suddenly at 3 a.m.,” he recalls.