Sunday, August 21, 2011

PDA Scholar Bunny Returns

Two years after her rockstar attitude performance in ABS-CBN's hit reality star search "Pinoy Dream Academy", Bunny Malunda returns in the limelight as the ultimate glam punk, pop rock queen.

Image from PEP
With self-titled album, bunny fabulously combines the grainy rock and hippie pop genres in one sexy music collection that men must check out.  Its tracks are also inspired by Bunny's "independence and personal strength."

According to Bunny "the songs talk about me and the various stages of my life.  The lyrics of my carrier single 'FYI' really happened to me.  Before I met Chivas [her real-life sweetheart], I was not really looking for a guy.  I was content with my family, friends and school.  I guess love really finds you when you're least expecting it - not when you're actively looking for it.  We all go through a phase when we are just happy with what we have."

The European/American producers Jaye Muller and Ben Patton found this fascinating artist through her uploaded performance in Youtube.  Through this the producers' venture into an exciting glam rock project.

Muller said "we didn't 'package' Bunny at all, that's just how she is.  She is a born rock-star with her own real-life sexiness and attitude, and at the same time, she's funny and sweet.  We just tried to write the songs that represent the way she really is.  That's the album concept which is also an introduction to Bunny.

Producers Muller and Patton also believe that Bunny is like no other in the country - who can be both "gritty and glamorous" at the same time.  "In the Philippines, usually, the rock bands are gritty and the pop singers are glamorous.  But Bunny is both," they added.

Featured in Bunny's album is an amazing duet with his real-life sweetheart Chivas Malunda entitled "Mad Lover."  Unlike the traditional attack to cheesy love songs, which is often mellow and sweet, the song depicts a story of lovers, who are both wild and crazy.

"We wanted to write a duet for Bunny and Chivas, but they are both rockers and so we knew it couldn't be a cheesy old fashioned love song.  Instead, we wrote 'Mad Lover,'" the producer said.

The songs are by Muller and Patton while the lyrics are from Ben Patton.  they have been behind two of KC Concepcion's songs including her carrier single "Not Like The Movies" and "After The end".  They also did Nikki Gil's "Last Love" and the entire album of Kelsey Adams from Cebu.

According Bunny herself, "'What I Meant' is my favorite among the tracks of my album.  I could actually relate well with it because whenever I fall in love, I'm always in denial and afraid of opening up.  So, I would say I show and verbalize the opposite of how I really feel."

Now that Bunny really does well in her singing career, she would like to venture on other endeavors such as acting and modeling.  "As a singer, I know I can act too, as I always internalize and give life to each song I perform.  As you can see, I enjoy dressing up and fixing myself, so I'd like to get into modeling too.  But I owe all these to my talent in music.  I will not be discovered by Jaye if not for Pinoy Dream Academy."

"Bunny", which is officially manufactured and distributed by Polyeast Records is now available in leading record bars nationwide.  For more information, log on to facebook.com/bunnymalunda.


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