by: Bernie Franco
Juris made her debut in the Korean music industry when her latest digital album was recently released in South Korea. If You And Me was released by South Korean label Limelight Productions and was produced by Kin Hyun Bo. “Nakakatuwa, I’m very happy and I feel so blessed. Thank you sa mga nagri-request din siguro don [sa South Korea]. Siguro via Internet din naririnig ‘yung mga kanta,” she beamed.
The acoustic pop singer related how she was discovered by the South Korean producer and was eventually chosen to make the album. “Tumawag ‘yung producer sa recording company namin. He talked to my manager, ganun lang. Naririnig daw ako sa Korea. Natututugtog daw din doon [‘yung songs ko].”
Juris is also looking forward to visiting South Korea not only to perform, but to thank all her supporters who liked her songs. She related that it would be fun to appear in a Korean show where she could perform. When asked if she is hoping to be discovered just like how Charice was, Juris replied, “Hindi ako si Charice,” and added that her voice is not as high-pitched as that of Charice. But she said that she is hoping that Koreans would like her singing style nonetheless.
Juris shared that she admires Korean music, popularly known as K-Pop, which has gained popularity in the Philippines. “Masaya ‘yung tugtog dun. Very catchy. Nung narinig ko ‘yung mga originals okay talaga. Maganda ‘yung lyrics very relatable,” she said.
However, the petite singer clarified that she is not eager to start an international singing career. “Okay na ako dito. Siguro nagsimula naman ako hindi ko pinlanong mag-singer. I just went with the flow. Ito naman pumasok lang ‘yung Korea hindi ko pa alam kung ready na ako sa mangyayari pero okay na ako so far.”