Power vocalist Sheryn Regis already feels adjusted to the demands of digital concerts although she initially found it very difficult.
Regis is scheduled to stage her first-ever digital concert “Love United” via KTX.ph, iWantTFC and TFC IPTV on Oct. 23, Saturday, with a re-run the next day on Oct. 24.
“Iba talaga ‘yung adjustment. Ang hirap. We talked about it kasi ang hirap,” she explained during the online press conference for the concert, Oct. 15. (The adjustment is different. It’s difficult. We talked about it because it was difficult.)
“Wala akong nakikitang audience sa mata. Wala akong kinakantahan kundi puro pula ng camera, ilaw ng camera. At ang nakikita kong mga tao ay naka-uniform, naka-PPE lahat. Parang ang feeling ko ay nasa operasyon ako,” she said.
(I don’t get to look at an audience in their eyes. I was singing to red camera lights. What I see are people in uniform, all in PPE. I felt like I was in an operation.)
“Mahirap ‘yung walang totoong palakpak ng audience. Diyan kami humuhugot ng lakas at motivation para gagalingan pa talaga namin,” she admitted. (It is difficult when there is no applause from the audience. It’s from that where we derive our strength and motivation, for us to do even better.)
But so far, Regis has performed well even with no audience. In the future, Regis wants to work with fellow artists such as Sarah Geronimo, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Mark Bautista, Jed Madela, Frenchie Dy, and more.
“Gusto kong maka-collaborate sila again,” she said. In her last concert at the Music Museum, Santos was a guest.
When asked how she makes herself still relevant amid the coming of new singers, she said it all boils down to continuously learning.
“As of now, singers and musicians are like students. We’re like teacher, students. We don’t want to stop learning because music evolves,” she stressed. “Ikaw rin bilang singer, you have to evolve sa style mo. Since marami tayong makaka-collaborate, iba na ‘yung style ngayon, i-upgrade din natin ang sarili.”
(A singer has a responsibility to evolve in terms of style. Since we get to collaborate with many other artists, and because styles now have changed, we also need to upgrade ourselves.)
Regis will be sharing the virtual stage with rising and talented artists like viral sensation EZ Mil, Filipino pop-rapper H-BOM, singing prodigy Kaela Francheska, former “Tawag ng Tanghalan” finalist Froilan Canlas, and the vocal trio of Francis Concepcion, Keifer Sanchez and Mackie Empuerto, known as the TNT Boys. JB