Lapit

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Lapit
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Studio album by Yeng Constantino
Released October 09, 2009
Genre Pop rock
Length 50:37
Label Star Records
Producer Raimund Marasigan
Yeng Constantino chronology
Journey
(2008)
Lapit
(2009)
Yeng Versions Live
(2011)
Singles from Lapit
  1. "Lapit"
    Released: December 2009
  2. "Wag Kang Magtatanong"
    Released: March 2010
  3. "Jeepney Love Story"
    Released: June 2010
  4. "’Wag Na"
    Released: January 2011
  5. "Siguro"
    Released: July 2011

Lapit (Filipino, "Closer") is the third studio album by Filipina singer-composer Yeng Constantino. The album was released on October 9, 2009 via Star Records through digital distribution from the record label's website and later in music stores in the Philippines.[1] After a week, it was pulled out of display shelves due to some technical errors in the album and is expected to be released again in the week before the album's grand launch on Nov. 1, 2009. The album contains ten OPM tracks, all composed by Constantino, with the collaboration of Morning Glory.[2] Raimund Marasigan is the producer of this album.[3] Its carrier single is "Lapit", a rock-inspirational song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lapit" (Constantino) – 4:39
  2. "Jeepney Love Story" (Constantino) – 5:16
  3. "Wag Ka Magtatanong" (Constantino) – 3:32
  4. "Akin Ka Na" (Constantino) – 3:54
  5. "Pag Ayaw Mo Na" (Constantino) – 4:48
  6. "Takas" (Constantino) – 4:47
  7. "Ligaw" (Constantino) – 5:22
  8. "Siguro" (Constantino) – 3:59
  9. "Maghihintay" (Constantino) – 3:57
  10. "Wag Na" (Constantino) – 4:17
  11. "Takas and Jeepney Love Story (Acoustic Version)" (Constantino) – 3:18

Songwriter's block[edit]

Constantino suffered writer's block for almost nine months, delaying the release of this album. In an interview she stated that she felt pressured after the hit singles from her first album, "Hawak Kamay" and "Salamat", and was apprehensive that her third album would not be as successful after reading negative reviews about her second album Journey. These articles criticized her compositions as "just a cycle of tunes" and labeled her as an "overnight sensation". The inspirational advice of Raimund Marasigan, the former drummer of the now defunct band The Eraserheads, who promised to co-produce her third album, restored her spirit and motivation for songwriting and resulted in the ten tracks she wrote for Lapit.[4][5]

Singles and chart performance[edit]

Lapit was released digitally via Star Records' official website on October 9, 2009 then in physical formats in music stores nationwide. A week later the album was pulled due to technical errors in the album track listing and was re-released before its grand album launch on November 1, 2009. Lapit would receive platinum status.

"Lapit" was the lead single from the album, and Constantino's 14th top ten hit. The lyrics of the song had a resemblance with her first single which was "Hawak Kamay", an inspirational rock vibe. As of July 2013 the music video of the song scored 2.87 million views on YouTube and became her second most viewed video, after "Jeepney Love Story", until August 2013 when it was surpassed by her single "Chinito". "Lapit" was used on the soundtrack for the ABS-CBN TV series Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo and Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. The song reached the top of I FM Chart in the last week of 2009. In 2010 it won the Awit Awards "Texters' Choice Song of the Year".

"Wag Kang Magtatanong" is a mid-tempo pop ballad written by Costantino. The song was released in March 2010 and it was decided as the official second offering single from this album.

"Jeepney Love Story" debut at number eighteen on July 3, 2010 in Tambayan Top 20. It replaced Jovit Baldivino's rendition of "Too Much Love Will Kill You" at the number one spot. A music video was released on July 2010. The concept of the music video was an inspired animated one, in which the video shows Ivan Dorschner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 as the guy referring in the song, eventually disembarking the Jeepney, and unexpected cameo role by Filipino actor Piolo Pascual as a passenger, which replaced the seat of Dorschner. As of December 2013 the music video of the song scored 10 million views on YouTube and became her most viewed video.

"Wag Na" is her third single off the album. The song debut at number five on January 22, 2011 in Tambayan Top 20. So far it has reached 2 million views in YouTube. The song was Yeng Constantino’s 20th top 10 songs.

"Siguro" is the fifth single from the album. It was released in the Philippines on July 2011. The director of her music video was Avid Liongoren, produce by Yeng Constantino her Assistant Director was Jan Parma and director of Photography is courtesy by "Macky Galvez". In April 15, 2013 the song used as the official theme song for Koreanovela To the Beautiful You.

Music videos[edit]

All of her music video from this album are directed by Avid Liongoren.

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