Inspired by their diverse musical influences, from the Beach Boys to Justin Timberlake, Filipino-American pop twin brothers Jesse and Christian Perkins better known as the Perkins Twins release new album under Universal Records. The album is titled “Can’t Stop” and is now available in stores nationwide.
As to the album title, Jesse explains “We chose ‘Can’t Stop’ because the term is a universal expression. ‘Can’t Stop’ is a love story for our fans who we are forever grateful for and we can’t stop thanking them all. ‘Can’t Stop’ also reflects the concept of never quitting and always putting your best forward through hard work in everything we do”.
The first single “Can’t Stop” was one of the first songs the twins wrote on the record. When asked to describe the songwriting, Christian recalls, “We wanted to write something that young people can really relate to. We tried to capture the feeling of how it feels to be in love and the joy that almost supernaturally comes along with it. When you’re in love, you can’t stop thinking about that special someone, and that’s what the song is about. There is a subliminal message there for the love of Jesus as well.”
In the music video, Christian and Jesse was joined by the beautiful Claudia Baretto in a story of young adults discovering one’s true love. “Making our first music video was an awesome experience. We were allowed to create the concept for the story line. We wanted a fresh looking female lead in the video and we were blessed to have Claudia Baretto join us. She was a pleasure to work with” Jesse said.
With sumptuous intertwining harmonies, the duo underscores five of their original compositions and one Tagalog song written by Kiko Salazar. “Kung Aamin,” the only Tagalog song in the album was described by the twin pop act as ‘very emotional’ and ‘soulful.’ Jesse also adds, “We love singing Tagalog songs! What’s bizarre is that we sing Tagalog quite naturally; probably more naturally than when we actually speak Tagalog.”
Despite getting their start just over a year, their pop tunes are fresh and connected. The brothers first broke through into mainstream in 2015 when they released their debut album with original Tagalog songs by Vehnee Saturno. Soon after, they were signed with Universal Records and released the twin’s new album produced by Ito Rapadas.
“We wanted to write songs that are positive and also songs that young people can relate to. They reflect experiences, either directly or those we have experienced vicariously through our friends and family,” Jesse further shared.
Born in the Philippines and raised in California, the 18-year old twins prove that there is no rule book that needs to be followed when it comes down to success. “We loved music growing up in California. Our family always sang in the house and in the car. We sang in the church choir when we were younger. But we never performed in public nor considered singing as a career and we were discovered as singers quite by accident,” Jesse recalled.