It doesn’t always have to be sink or swim when it comes to mental health.
Ben&Ben chronicle the experience of drowning in torrential distress and anxiety on the music video of their new single “Lunod.” Directed by award-winning filmmaker Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna, Sana Dati), the visual narrative pushes the discussion forward with its metaphorical depiction of individuals trying to keep their head above water and find their way out of a dark, harrowing tunnel.
“The music video is a deeply introspective and symbolic interpretation of the song, which is all tied in together from the concept and writing, down to the location,” lead vocalist, guitarist and 'Lunod' chief songwriter Paolo Benjamin explains. “In the video, the song is narrated as the band, with Zild and juan karlos, move deeper and deeper into the tunnel slowly—losing breath, then in the latter half taking powerful strides to move out of it. This signals a ‘rebirth’ into a new, more mature version of the self.”
According to bassist Agnes Reoma: "This is our first video outside of the Pebble House bubble, in a historical place pa. Madaming firsts kaming nagawa as a band. Like yung sabi ni Miguel, we got to explore more of our darker rock side, so hopefully in the future we get to explore this side of the band more. And just being able to have a video withsina JK and Zild, kasi definitely sila ang mga rock star."