Expressions (Sarah Geronimo album)

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Expressions
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Studio album by Sarah Geronimo
Released July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)
Recorded 2012—2013
Genre
Length 45:40
Language Filipino, English
Label VIVA Records
Producer
  • Sarah Geronimo
  • Vicente Del Rosario
Sarah Geronimo chronology
Pure OPM Classics
(2012)String Module Error: Match not found2012
Expressions
(2013)
Perfectly Imperfect
(2014)Perfectly Imperfect2014
Singles from Expressions
  1. "It Takes A Man And A Woman"
    Released: April 16, 2013
  2. "Ikot-Ikot"
    Released: July 22, 2013
  3. "Tayo"
    Released: November 17, 2013

Expressions is the tenth studio album by Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo, released in the Philippines on July 22, 2013, by Viva Records.[1] The album's release marked Geronimo's 25th birthday and 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry. It consists of nine original songs and two covers and marks the beginning of her creative control.

Background and development[edit]

In June 2013, Viva Records announced that she would be releasing her tenth studio album on July before her birthday. The album's title was later revealed to be Expressions, which will contain mainly original songs.[2] On July 17, Viva Entertainment uploaded a video on their YouTube channel showing Geronimo in the studio recording "Pati Ang Pangarap Ko".[3]

Geronimo was also actively involved in co-producing the record, from the conceptualization of the album to the selection of songs.[4] She also wrote an inspirational Christian song, entitled "Make Me Yours", featuring the music of Louie Ocampo.[5]

Upon the album's release, Viva Entertainment uploaded another two videos showing Geronimo recording the song "Tayo" in the studio with composers Thyro Alfaro and Pow Chavez.[6][7]

Singles[edit]

"Ikot-Ikot" was released as the album's lead single and was sent to various radio stations across Metro Manila on July 12, 2013. It became available for digital download on July 22 along with the album's release.[8] For the music video of the single, Geronimo co-directed and worked with choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy.[9] An exclusive interview and behind-the-scenes footage was released on October 18 by Viva Music. The official music video eventually premiered on their YouTube channel on October 20.[10]

"Tayo" was released as the album's second single on November 17, 2013. It was announced as a single when Geronimo performed the song on ABS-CBN variety show ASAP on its release date.[11] The music video premiered on December 21 on MYX.[12]

Promotion[edit]

To promote the album's release, Geronimo held launch events at various shopping malls across Quezon City from August 3.[13] On August 4, she made an appearance on the ABS-CBN variety show ASAP to perform "Ikot-Ikot".[14]

Critical reception[edit]

Rito P. Asilo of the Philippine Daily Inquirer praised Geronimo's musical growth and artistry by producing the album and debuting as a songwriter in this record.[15]

Commercial performance[edit]

Ahead of its release, the album topped the iTunes Philippine charts due to pre-orders. It again went to number one following its release.[16] The album also went to number one in Odyssey's album sales.[17] After three months of its release [18] The album was certified platinum despite no music video release, late arrival in some music stores and also amid of release of her tickets for her Perfect 10 concert series, which happened in Smart Araneta Coliseum, Mall of Asia Arena, and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.[18] The award was officially given to Geronimo in the noontime variety show ASAP in November 2013.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Again"
  • Vehnee Saturno
  • Popsie Saturno-San Pedro
Vehnee Saturno 4:21
2. "Pati Ang Pangarap Ko" Tito Cayamanda Cayamanda 4:27
3. "Ikot-Ikot" Thyro Alfaro Jumbo "Bojam" de Belen 3:52
4. "Tayo" Alfaro RB "Kidwolf" Barbaso 3:33
5. "Maaari Ba" Pow Chavez Jumbo "Bojam" de Belen 3:33
6. "Eyes on Fire" Franco Eumir Tantay Civ Fontanilla 4:05
7. "Sweetest Mistake" Tantay Fontanilla 5:16
8. "Mama" Pow Chavez RB "Kidwolf" Barbaso 3:53
9. "You've Got a Friend" (feat. Daddy Delfin Geronimo) Carole King Fontanilla 4:53
10. "Make Me Yours" Ocampo 3:58
11. "It Takes a Man and a Woman"
  • Denny Randell
  • Letty Jo Randell
Jonathan Manalo 3:49
Total length: 45:40


Charts and sales[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Reported
sales
Philippines Odyssey Weekly Albums
1[19]
Platinum
Top Albums iTunes Philippines
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expressions Sarah Geronimo". iTunes. July 22, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Yanoria, Luigene (July 3, 2013). "Sarah G turns composer-producer - Yahoo! OMG! Philippines". Ph.OMG.Yahoo.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sarah Geronimo Rare Footages Part 3". July 17, 2013. Viva Entertainment's YouTube channel. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Journal Online - Daily news from the Philippines". www.Journal.com.ph. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Celebrity - Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore". ph.OMG.Yahoo.com. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Coach Sarah G: Live!". July 22, 2013. VIVA Entertainment. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sarah G live recording". July 23, 2013. VIVA Entertainment. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sarah Geronimo's 1st Carrier Single for her EXPRESSIONS Album, "Ikot-Ikot", now out!". 12 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sarah Geronimo - Ikot Ikot [EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scene footages]". 16 October 2013. vivamusicgroup1's YouTube channel. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sarah Geronimo - Ikot-ikot [Official Music Video]". 20 October 2013. vivamusicgroup1's YouTube channel. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sarah G launches new single 'Tayo'". ABS-CBNNews.com. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  12. ^ Miranda, Anna. "Sarah Geronimo's Tayo Music Video Receives Positive Reactions From Netizens". 21 December 2013. The Global Dispatch. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Catch Sarah Geronimo's intimate mall show on August 3". 2 August 2013. PEP. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sarah G debuts new single on 'ASAP'". 4 August 2013. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Asilo, Rito P. "Sarah Geronimo, Kim Chiu evince growth in latest projects". entertainment.Inquirer.net. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  16. ^ Asis, Salve (August 10, 2013). "Paikot-ikot ni Sarah no. 1 din sa iTunes, naghahanda na sa kanyang major concert". Philstar.com. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  17. ^ "#Expressions is already no. 1 in Odyssey!". August 14, 2013. Sarah Geronimo's Facebook page. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b Solis, Lolit (October 4, 2013). "Para makumpirma kung nagdo-droga, doktor ni Claudine tumestigo!". Philstar.com. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  19. ^ Popsters (May 23, 2011). "Odyssey Charts". Retrieved May 23, 2011.