Fresh off of the success of their PhilPOP entry “Tinatangi” (which won third place and Best Music Video) and their sold-out EP Launch at Teatrino, folk-pop duo Ben&Ben have finally released their first official music video!
“Ride Home is a song about that idea of the one you love being all you need,” says Ben&Ben to One Music PH. “It's a story of two people eventually finding home in each other. It's our first song in English, and we had a lot of fun writing it! Lyrically, we played with the picture of someone literally commuting or travelling back to his/her loved one. The instrumental arrangement of Ride Home is tinged with Filipino Folk elements. The song slowly came together after we finished writing it and we're really happy with how it sounds!”
Check the video out below:
The video, which features a couple’s story from youth to adulthood, was conceptualized by the band’s management, production house Sindikato.
“It was both fun and challenging!” they said about the experience. “We had to stay under the afternoon sun for hours because Lorraine, our director, wanted a bright and cheerful vibe for the band performance shots. Got sunburned, but it was definitely worth it! We liked how the team managed to fit the whole band in one screen by using football field bleachers. Performing in front of a camera is still new to us, so we just had a good time doing it! The MV was such a great experience because we worked with the best team - the directors, crew, actors, band, and everyone involved.”
Ben&Ben shares that they’re also writing new songs at the moment. “Soon, we're gonna start trying them out by playing them in our gigs. Drop by our shows and you might hear them!”
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