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Filipino double-platinum awarded singer-songwriter and former lead vocalist for the alternative rock band, Mojofly, Kitchie Nadal continues to make waves as an independent artist, leaving her record label to spend more time with her family. A testament that the music industry today has evolved from label-dominated to an artist-favored one. kitchienadal-time
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Filipino singer-songwriter
and former lead vocalist
for the alternative
rock band, Mojofly,
Kitchie Nadal continues
to make waves as an
independent artist,
to spend more time
with her family.

A testament that the
music industry
nowadays has tipped
its scales,
giving artists
more freedom and power.

Kitchie's niche grew after
she released a self-titled
solo album featuring her
chart-topping single,
'Huwag Na Huwag Mong
Sasabihin'
(Don't Ever Say).

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The album achieved double platinum status (over 80,000 copies sold). In March 2008, Kitchie released her highly-anticipated second album Love Letter with 17 original tracks. Her single 'Highway, was used for Caltex, a multinational gas company. Now residing in Spain with her beloved husband and son, her passion for music has not diminished in any way, shape or form as she continues to serenade fans from around the world.

musivv looks at the past, present and future of one of the Philippines' female music icons in an exclusive interview.

who inspired you to be a singer?

My biggest influence was my mom. She's a classical pianist. She definitely has influenced my love and passion for music. But to pursue music as a career, It was more of my friends who were supportive of me when I left my first band. I honestly had no intention to continue doing music, even more so as a solo artist. but friends' overwhelming support helped me to just be myself pursue my passion for music.

if not music what could’ve been your profession?

If I weren't a musician. I would probably be pursuing my psychology/ education degree. Maybe work in a hospital or school for children.

what led you to become a solo artist?

As I've said, I didn't plan to pursue music as a solo artist. Iv always wanted to be in a band. But I realized that being in a band had bigger responsibilities when it comes to commitment working with different musicians, which at that time I thought I wasn't ready for. Being a solo artist helped me find my style in music, and most importantly it helped me grow and learn at my own pace, and also, without the pressure of any expectations from a bandmate/s.

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what is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your music journey?

Biggest lesson is to be yourself. No matter how 'successful' or how much you have achieved. It will always be sad and lonely when you're not yourself. Just like what the verse says, 'For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world yet forfeit his soul?'

any embarassing gig moment?

Embarrassing moments? Too many hahaha Maybe when I mistakenly greeted a province with another name of a province that wasn't quite near.

if you were given the power to change one thing in this world what would it be?

Many things,
but maybe to
help end poverty
and war

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how is life different now?

Living in Spain is very different. Music and culture have changed my perception and lifestyle. In a way that I try to be more open to an international audience through the internet. I am exploring OPM music in Spain and other European countries. I translate my songs in Spanish and now considering singing more songs in Spanish.

what do you think is your lasting legacy in music?

Legacy, hopefully the songs that were used as a soundtrack for movies/ telenovelas.

which musician/band do you want to collaborate with and why?

I would love to collaborate with Jack Johnson.

I love his sincerity and passion for the environment.

'For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world yet forfeit his soul?'

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