Stars of ABC’s “One Life to Live” perform a selection of love songs for a Valentine’s CD entitled “The Sound of a Kiss.” The seven-track CD will be released on iTunes ($5.99) on February 8 with original songs performed by Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), David Gregory (Robert Ford), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn) and Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde).
“With the release of ‘The Sound of a Kiss,’ we continue to explore opportunities to incorporate music into ‘One Life to Live,’ which has always been very important to us,” said Frank Valentini, executive producer. “The audience has a passionate investment in our characters and this CD affords the opportunity to create a deeper connection between the fans and the show.”
“It’s been great getting everyone back into the recording studio for this project,” said Paul Glass, supervising music director. “There are a couple of tracks that the fans have been asking for and that we have been wanting to get out there: the song Kelley Missal sang at Todd and Tea’s wedding and Kassie DePaiva’s song from New Year’s Eve. We have some great new tracks from Kristen Alderson, David Gregory and Brittany Underwood, as well as the song that Kassie sings on the show this Valentine’s Day. I really feel like this album has something for every fan!”
Featured tracks include:
1) Hard to Give by Kristen Alderson
2) Everything I Ever Learned by Kelley Missal
3) Dream of Our Own by Kassie DePaiva
4) Isn’t It Funny by Brittany Underwood
5) Lost for Words by David Gregory/Brittany Underwood
6) Just to Be by Kassie DePaiva
7) Dream of Our Own (Piano version) by Kassie DePaiva
Previous “OLTL” albums released on iTunes include “Prom Night: The Musical” in 2007 and the original music from “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” in 2010. The show successfully sells music for both music guests and original music incorporated, making “OLTL” a popular destination for such music super stars as Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Lifehouse, All-American Rejects, Lionel Richie with Jeremih, Frankie Negron, The Pussycat Dolls, Rachael Yamagata, Timbaland with Keri Hilson and One Republic, Nelly Furtado, Jeannie Ortega, Simply Red, Chris Botti and Erykah Badu. In one afternoon on ABC, a music act will gain broader reach than on any radio station in the country. Labels have realized that ABC Daytime provides an efficient way to reach a highly engaged audience of Women 18-49. For the artists, an appearance on ABC Daytime affords exposure to a new audience, or it can reinforce their music to their existing audience.
Emmy Award-winning “One Life to Live,” created by Agnes Nixon, was launched July 15, 1968. Frank Valentini executive-produces. Ron Carlivati is the headwriter. Paul Glass is the supervising music director. The popular drama consistently ranks among the top five in the key demographic of Women 18-49. “One Life to Live” airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC Daytime Media Relations: Lauri Hogan (212) 456-6358, [email protected]