His music kept us humming for generations. After decades of being with the renowned group APO Hiking Society most notably as its main composer, Jim Paredes is going solo. The product of his first undertaking is ôLaroö released under MCA Music.
Jim wrote all the songs along with the carrier single ôButong Pakwanö and other tracks like ôOPM Rap,ö ôButong Pakwan,ö ôAng Ganda Mo,ö ôMay Araw Ka Rin,ö ôSinungaling,ö ôFeeling Guilty,ö ôLibog Lang Yan,ö ôLumisan Na Siya,ö ôIn My Heart,ö ôBasic Love,ö ôSumpa,ö ôLive Your Own Life,ö ôMangarap at Managinipö and ôPalagi-lagi.ö
ôI am excited, thrilled, proud and giddy about the product of my latest passion,ö Jim said about his album. With a profound and talented composer like Jim Paredes, expect an album with motley collection of different themes.
ôSome of the new songs date back to the Æ80s when I made them and had put away in a baul in my head. I never presented some of them to APO or anyone else because I felt they were not ready to be heard. Some songs were written for APO but never saw the light of day,ö Jim said. ôMy purpose with this album is to bring forth into the world my creative offspring. Like real kids, some are modern and hip, some are old-fashioned, some like to experiment, some are moody and some are the cuddly types who enjoy making me feel good and mushy.ö
ôLaroö is now out in CDs under MCA Music.