James On High ‘Reid Alert’
‘Reid Alert’ – James Reid
The six-track album “Reid Alert,” opens with a certified fan-favorite in the funkified pop of “Huwag Ka Nang Humirit.” Uptempo and energetic, “Huwag Ka Nang Humirit” sees James in a dancing mood.
In case you missed it, that’s James with the G-Force dancers breaking out some slick moves in that cool, black and white video. Talk about triple-threats! James can act, sing and dance!
On his second outing, James worked with Canadian super-producer Adam Hurstfield (Super Junior, Ne-Yo, Sarah Geronimo), and the result is the ultra-pop-py track “10.” With Hurstfield at the helm, James’ sound is given that American Top 40 pop sheen. Pop and dub music elements find even ground on this track which also features Filipina-Canadian pop star Elise Estrada.
Also included on the Fil-Aussie’s new disc is the track “Randomantic.” An electro pop tinged number which catches James singing about traditional Pinoy guy-girl courting rituals like the “harana” (serenade).
Hot young songwriters Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana wrote the bulk of the songs in “Reid Alert,” (not including “10”) and they’re standout songs and these includes “Bonfire Love Song,” and “Babalik.” Both are catchy pop tunes with an undeniably dance-y groove, with memorable lyrics to boot!
Finally there’s “Hanap-Hanap,” wherein James sings with his co-lead actor and breakout star Nadine Lustre. This pair’s certainly got great chemistry on screen and it even extends on CD as the pair have shown son previous hits like “Bahala Na,” and “No Erase.” “Hanap-Hanap” is certainly as memorable as their previous pairings and we know that Jadine Fans on the planet would agree. “Hanap-Hanap” is slated to be included in the latest James-Nadine starrer, “Para Sa Hopeless Romantic.”