Aubrey Caraan is now more known as actress.
She admits so herself, telling us recently how people often refer to her as such.
“I understand naman kasi parang na set aside ko yung music ko. Mas madalas ako makita sa TV, sa mga pelikula. Parang nakalimutan na tuloy ng mga tao na nag-start talaga ako as singer, performer.”
She was quick to add, “Happy ako. Don’t get me wrong. I’m thankful for the acting opportunities given me. Pero gusto ko rin kasi ang music. It’s my first love talaga and I think kaya naman silang pagsabayin e. So, sana, in five years time I hope people would recognize me not only as an actress but also a singer.”
She is helping ease the process dropping her latest single “Sana.”
Note that she co-wrote it with Sean Cedro.
“It’s my first time. At first talagang medyo kabado ako kasi I feel like I’m not really good at writing stuff. Yung isulat ang naiisip ko at nararamdaman. Tapos nang sinabi sa akin na love song ang theme para sa song, mas lalo akong kinabahan kasi NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth) nga ako,” related the 23-year-old.
But through sheer will and purpose, Aubrey completed “Sana.”
“I just want to thank Sean for pushing me. Medyo mahaba yung proseso but we are both happy with the result.”
So what is the song all about?
“It’s about what if’s, wishes, hopes, dreams,” she said. “Simple lang siya pero I think many people could relate.”
The moody, electro pop sounding tune, released under Vicor Music, has an accompanying music video as directed by Raymond Fabian and featuring Jairus Aquino. It will drop on YouTube, Nov. 11.
“I really hope ‘Sana’ will be able to re-establish my stature as singer,” Aubrey intoned. “Iba ang pakiramdam singing in front of a crowd. Iba rin yung feeling sa acting. I love music and I know I still have a lot to offer in that department so, sana, marami pang susunod. I mean, na-in-love na ako sa songwriting process and I hope to create more music soon.”
She added, “More than being an actress this is who I really am. I am a singer first and foremost and I aim to keep at it.”
The industry is saturated with so many hopefuls eager to grab the same piece of pie. How does she feel about it?
“Sometimes it is frustrating lalo na kapag iniisip ko na ang tagal tagal ko na sa industry, like 12 years na and counting tapos ngayon ang dami dami ng competition. But it’s okay. I promised myself I will be patient talaga and just wait for my time.”