Loveless Jed Madela inspires romance in ‘All About Love’ | Inquirer Entertainment

Loveless Jed Madela inspires romance in ‘All About Love’

By: - Reporter
/ 12:22 AM February 12, 2018

Jed Madela may be loveless these days, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he would be any less convincing in interpreting love songs and putting his listeners in a romantic mood.

“There are a lot of other things that can make you feel inspired or kilig, like seeing your friends who are in love in the audience,” Jed said at a recent press conference for his fundraising, Valentine’s show, “All About Love,” which will be held on Feb. 14 at the Kia Theatre (call 9115555).

“And just like actors, you can also draw emotions from your past experiences and use it in your performance,” said Jed, who made sure to select songs he would be able to relate to. “I don’t simply go for what’s popular at the moment. Because no matter how good a song is, if you can’t connect with it, then it’s no use.”


Besides, love isn’t limited to the romantic kind, he pointed out. “There’s love for your family, love for yourself… There’s love lost and love yet to be found. And I plan to touch on all those through music,” the 40-year-old recording artist said.


Although he must admit, Jed does get envious of couples attending his shows. “Of course, it’s what many single people hope for—finding that special person who will complete you, understand your profession and support your endeavors,” he related. “But it isn’t that easy in this industry.”

Proceeds of the show will go to the “Ang Mata’y Alagaan Foundation,” which aims to improve the quality of life of the visually impaired. Guests include pop singer Timmy Pavino, young coloratura soprano Sarah Faye, as well as members of the World Championships of the Performing Arts Philippine team, whom Jed helps train and mentor.

Later this year, Jed will start working on a new, all-original album, which he plans to release before his 15th anniversary concert, tentatively set in November.

Jed, who used to perform at bars as part of the band Prime Council prior to his mainstream break in 2003, described his journey thus far as a “rollercoaster ride.” “From a timid probinsiyano hoping to find a job as a flight attendant here in Manila, I somehow ended up being a singer, which is my first love,” he said.

Asked about the most important lesson he has learned during his time in show biz, Jed said it was realizing that no one is indispensable.

“So, it’s all about dealing and adapting to changes. It also pays off to have a good attitude and work ethic,” he said.

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