HELLO TO HEAVEN is the title of the newest CD independently released by Acel.
From the cry of her heart towards the plight of underprivileged Filipino children, Acel has compiled a collection of six (6) beautifully written, all-original songs that will inspire us all to love with a compassion like never before.
“Hello to Heaven” was actually inspired by the very last Facebook status message of her dear friend Adrian Fullon who’d posted those words just a week before he abruptly passed away, barely in his early 30s. Acel says, “I want to take Adrian’s story and turn it into a legacy”.
Adrian’s compassion to help the poor brought him to volunteer day-in-and-day-out with underprivileged children. If you listen to the song, Acel inspires us all to bring “heaven” to where we are by loving and serving others. We really can say “hello to heaven” on this earth and in this lifetime.
Acel takes it a step further in her song “Liliwanag” [Shine].
Her chorus sings “Isa-isa tayo’ng lilipad, haharap sa ating bukas, at sama-sama nating itatayo nag bawa’t isa..at tayo’y liliwanag” [Together we will fly, together, we will face tomorrow, and together we will build each other up, and shine] “Liliwanag” is an empowering song that challenges us all to work together and do things together for the benefit of others.In the mix are also some beautifully written love songs. Acel’s song “Nakalimutan mo na ba?” [Did you forget?] points us all to the beauty of forgiveness and takes us back to the basics of all that is important in our relationships. Her sweet song “Hintay” [Wait], a message for anxious teenagers makes us appreciate the beauty of waiting (for the right one).
If you’ve let go of someone you love, you’ll definitely relate to her song “Goodbye David” which Acel wrote way back in 2001. The song starts slow and soft and surprises you with dramatic emotion-filled vocals and you will really feel the agony and pain in letting go and moving on.
The last track “Pambihirang Pagkakataon” [Serendipity Moments] is actually a song that Acel is working on turning into a book. Anyone who knows a little bit of her stories in her 18-year history in the OPM music industry will conclude, a simple, shy girl like Acel traveling the world, singing in front of thousands, “who would have thought?”
In terms of the style of sound, the CD gives us six (6) tracks of life-empowering and inspiring songs of alternative-pop music mixed with electronic loops, an infectious yet slightly experimental beat, and catchy electric guitar riffs and ad-libs masterfully produced and recorded by the genius master producer himself, Jack Rufo.
Jack Rufo is also the brains behind the makings of award-winning albums and concerts for artists like Barbie Almalbis, Kitchie Nadal and Yeng Constantino. Jack Rufo definitely captured the emotions of the lyrics of Acel’s songs. The quality, the beat, the arrangement and the loops of the music gives an easy recall to any listener of all ages.
If you’re looking for music that is excellently produced, a sound that is easy to listen to, and songs that speaks of life and inspiration, then get a copy of “HELLO TO HEAVEN” by Acel available in all House of Praise outlets in Metro Manila.
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-HOP (House of Praise) outlets: Megamall, Panay, SM North Edsa, Robinsons Galleria,
Greenhills Virra Mall, St.Francis Square, Festival Mall.
- It will also be available in selected ASTROVISION/ASTROPLUS outlets. We will keep you posted :)