The Phenomenal Diva Jessa Zaragoza finally made the much-awaited remake of her hit song, the heartbreaking “Ikakasal Ka Na,” which was recently launched digitally in a worldwide release as her first major offering under Star Music this year.
“When I first sang ‘Ikakasal Ka Na,” I just sang it because it was beautiful. But now, when I sang this new version, I gave it my heart and soul,” revealed Jessa.
With fresh, new arreglo, the OPM hitmaker’s “Ikakasal Ka Na” was also launched on air through MOR 101.9. Its original version was included in Jessa’s 2000 album entitled “Ibigay Mo Na,” with words and music by Alex Catedrilla.
Star Music’s audio content head, Jonathan Manalo, led the song’s main vocal arrangement and over-all music production. He shared that since Jessa is celebrating her 20th anniversary in the industry simultaneous with the 30th showbiz anniversary of her husband Dingdong Avanzado, now is the perfect time to revisit some of her biggest OPM hits.
“What a great time to celebrate Jessa’s (and Dingdong’s) legacy. We wanted to revisit their hits that made them OPM legends,” he said.
Jonathan also revealed that Jessa’s experience and feelings will be more felt in the remake single. “You will hear in the latest version what Jessa is today, with more depth, artistry on her song interpretation,” he added.
The revival version of “Ikakasal Ka Na” is arranged by Paulo Zarate, mixed and mastered by Boggie Manipon, and with violins by Jerome Nuñez.
This latest single is now available for download in leading digital stores. It is also part of Jessa’s “20/30 Commemorative Anniversary Album” with Dingdong, launched recently.
For more details on Jessa’s “Ikakasal Ka Na” single and her upcoming shows, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.