Nadine Lustre showed her artistry in full force in her first visual album “Wildest Dreams”. This was dropped on her birthday, Oct. 31.

The 12 tracks in the album have an R&B and pop sound. “Wildest Dreams” is Lustre’s first full-length album.

The actress’s 33-minute visual album, directed by Dominic Bekaert, shows her passion not only for music but also for storytelling. Lustre appears to be exploring her identity and embracing her true self — as a phrase repeated throughout the album is “I give myself permission to love myself.”

The imagery is striking and surreal, mixing elements such as Philippine folklore, the cosmos and the glitz of fame. Animation and graphics also help tie each song to the next.

Lustre said she was back to her “first love” with music while chatting with photographer BJ Pascual in his vlog, also released on Oct. 31

She admitted that she allowed herself to be more “vulnerable” and that her main inspiration for the songs and the visual album was her own dreams and her reflections on them.

“Finally, makikilala na ako ng mga tao kung sino talaga ako as a person and as an artist,” she said about her album. “Talagang binuhos ko lahat. Talagang naging vulnerable ako.”

(Finally, people will know who I really am as a person and as an artist. I poured it all out. I really became vulnerable.)

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