Richard Poon And Richard Yap Collaborate On “Purely Romantic” Joint Album This Valentine Season

Singer-songwriter Richard Poon and actor-businessman Richard Yap take on classic love songs and make the ladies swoon in their first joint album, released just in time for Valentine season.

Titled “Richard x Richard,” the album is co-produced by Star Music and Cornerstone Entertainment, Inc., and marks The Chinito Crooners‘ second collaboration following their successful concert last year.

Richard Poon and Richard Yap

“It’s a purely romantic album. We’re both very excited, especially with the songs and genres. When the project was proposed to us, we felt people would like it and that there is a market for it,” Poom said.

“Richard x Richard” contains covers of ten love songs  five sung by Poon and five by Yap that are favorites across different generations.

Richard Poon and Richard Yap with album producer Rox Santos

The album features Poon’s covers of “Love Boat,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Grow Old With You,” “The Last Time,” and “Goodbye.” Yap, meanwhile, croons in his versions of “Never Find Another Love Like Me,” “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Don’t Know What to Do, Don’t Know What to Say,” and “Promise Ain’t Enough.”

“I think it’s very interesting because Richard’s genre is big band swing and mine’s pop ballad, and you get that in one compilation. I’m thrilled because this is a dream collaboration for me,” shared Richard.

“Richard x Richard” is overall produced by Rox Santos and co-produced by Star Music and Cornerstone Entertainment, Inc. It is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P250, and can be streamed and downloaded on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.

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