Gello Marquez drops self-titled debut album

Idol Philippines season 1 alumnus Gello Marquez is ready to serenade music listeners with his newly released debut album under Star Music.

Dati nangangarap lang ako na magkaroon ako ng sariling kanta, ngayon album pa yung ibinigay. Sobrang overwhelming para sa akin na nangyayari ang lahat ng ito,” Gello said during his album launch held 7 September.

The self-titled album has seven Filipino tracks including “Hanap Kong Baby,” “Kumot At Unan,” “Duda-duda,” “Kaibigan,” “Teddy Bear,” “Torpe,” and his first single “Penpen” released last month. The easy listening tracks were chosen based on his affinity for old songs.

“It’s a modernized version of old songs kasi sobrang love ko ‘yung mga lumang kanta,” said Gello on his album.

The young actor-singer, previously seen in He’s Into Her and Love Bites, compares love to a game of hiding feelings and trying to find it in the song “Penpen.” Inspired by the Filipino game  “Penpen de Sarapen,” “Penpen” was composed by Allan G. Alveyra Jr. and Karl James Fabregas.

Gello also previously released the music video for “Penpen,” which features a love triangle between him, BGYO member Akira Morishita and former Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemate Ashley del Mundo.