Dubbed as the "M2M of the Philippines" with their youthful and powerful voice, sisters Krissy and Ericka is back with their sophomore release entitled "Twelve: Fifty One" which will be released this week in the Philippines.
They are YouTube sensations whose videos garnered a million hits with their interpretations of current hits. They are not new to the scene either as they have released their self-titled debut album which produced the hits “Up, Up, Down, Down” and “Don’t Say You Love Me" and was also released in Indonesia and Thailand.
I had the chance to meet these two pretty and talented young ladies during the exclusive Bloggers Conference and learned a couple of things about them. I have to admit that when I received an invite, initially I don't know them and that was then I heard that they are called the M2M of the Philippines so what I did is immediately check out their YouTube channel.
It was in 2008 when they started uploading their videos on YouTube primarily for their friend and relatives abroad to see. After sometime people started to notice their talents in singing and playing musical instruments, (both play the guitar and flute) garnering their videos millions of hits and became YouTube sensations.
12:51 is actually a beautiful song where ladies can easily relate to its lyrics and message just like me. It was titled 12:51 because Krissy wrote it at 12:51 am. Fans should watch out their music video which I find very romantic and felt like watching my favorite Koreanovela but still has the Pinoy flavor.
A line from the song 12:51 that I personally love is "Scroll through my cellphone for the 2oth time today..reading that text you sent me though I memorized it anyway..."
We asked them what their favorite song from the album, Krissy loves “Rocketeer” while Ericka likes “In your Arms”.
With ten tracks which is a combination of their versions of current hits like Adele's "Rolling In The Deep", "That Should Be Me" by Justin Bieber, Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)", "Back to December" by Taylor Swift, Far East Movement's "Rocketeer" (featuring the Lamars), "Love The Way You Lie by Rihanna as well as original songs written by Krissy and Ericka like "Rewind" (featuring another YouTube sensation AJ Rafael), "In Your Arms", the banner single "12:51", and "Anything' (written and featuring international artist Marie Digby). "Twelve: Fifty One" also includes a bonus track, their version of the Eric Clapton hit "Change The World" which is also included in the MCA Music compilation album "90s Music Comes Alive".
Krissy and Ericka will embark on shows in the Southeast Asia this January as special guests of AJ Rafael. They will be in Indonesia this January 13 at the Hard Rock Cafe, Jakarta; Malaysia on January 14 at Bentley Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur; Singapore on January 16 at Drama Center Theatre and here in the Philippines on January 18 at the Music Museum.
Adding more glitter to their tour is the release of "Twelve: Fifty One" in Singapore and Malaysia the same week as that of the Philippines and soon more countries in Southeast Asia.
"It is a big honor to be invited on those shows but it is more delightful to know that our album will be released across Southeast Asia," Krissy said.
"So expect us to see more in the coming months," Ericka said.
"Twelve: Fifty One" is now out in record stores under MCA Music. To download Krissy and Ericka's music, text KANDE and send to 3456.
For more Krissy and Ericka, visit their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Krissy-and-Ericka/18882468041 and on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/krissysings
Congratulations Krissy and Ericka!
Special thanks to OrangeMagazineTV.com for the invite to the Krissy and Ericka Bloggers Conference held at MCA Music.