Message to listeners and to herself: Nadine Lustre gets personal in debut album ‘Wildest Dreams’

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26)— Fans will get to see a more personal, vulnerable side of actress-singer Nadine Lustre through the tracks in her upcoming debut album “Wildest Dreams.”

Speaking to CNN Philippines’ New Day on Monday, Lustre labeled the full-length piece as a message not just for the listeners, but also to herself— a reminder of her triumphs in life’s obstacles.

“It’s like me reminding myself that okay, you got this. These are the things you’ve been through so you’re good, you can do it,” Lustre said of the recording, which she said was inspired by her past trip to Sagada.

“I really had to show vulnerability in this album and to write about personal experiences as well. I hope that people get inspired by the album,” she added.

For one, “Wildest Dreams” will have a track inspired by her late brother, who passed away in 2017. The song “Save A Place” tells a story and gives an update to a long-lost loved one, Lustre revealed.

Lustre bared the album was already in the works since last year, but that she and her team had more time to write and produce music when the COVID-19 lockdown started.

“For me to just comfort myself and to tune in, I was just writing almost every day and get in touch with my emotions— kind of unearth issues that I haven't dealt with before, that I kind of wanted to push down because I didn’t have the time to handle it or to face them. So, so many things happened during the lockdown. I can say I grew into a better person because of that,” the 26-year-old artist said.

Lustre also revealed that actor-singer James Reid had a big role in the production of her debut album, saying he was hands on during the process.

“He's always checking if the mixing is okay, if the instruments are nice. I can say he's actually one of the producers as well because he'd be working with another producer,” Lustre said.

“Wildest Dreams” will be out on October 31, Lustre’s birthday.

Fans can check out the album on Spotify, Apple Music, ITunes, and other streaming platforms. A visual album will also be released on YouTube.