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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Ben&Ben unleashes 'new era' in song "Di Ka Sayang"

11/07/2020 09:41:36 PM

Four years since its inception, Ben&Ben ushers its definitive new era in music with the new single “Di Ka Sayang.”

Released this past 6 November 2020 via Sony Music, the once-known as the critically-acclaimed folk-pop collective drops an empowering anthem that respects individuality without prejudice, and it came in a time where they are more confident than ever with their newfound direction. Paolo Benjamin Guico said this song came out as a product of a conversation with his brother Miguel Benjamin in a hotel room last year during one of their out of town shows.
“Migs and I were having a conversation on our career choices and how hard it was to fight for who we really are and what we want to do in life, amidst societal and family expectations,” Paolo explains. “A year later, we decided to release it, at a time where we feel it is most timely, with everything tough going on, and with many of our dreams being crushed by the pandemic and other circumstances.”
Inspiring confidence and fearlessness in the face of adversity, the MTV Europe Music Awards-nominated band confronts everyday challenges of life with light and motivation. But instead of perpetuating the erasure of our collective struggles, their song “Di Ka Sayang” encourages listeners to get out of the rut and be in charge of their own decision matters, no matter the costs.

This new anthem is written by the Guico brothers (Paolo and Miguel Benjamin) and produced by Jean-Paul Verona along with lead guitarist Poch Barretto, percussionist Toni Muñoz, keyboardist Patricia Lasaten, and violinist Keifer Cabugao. This song arrives with a massive statement: tribal beats and esoteric details that evolve into a soaring, pop-rock production, but whose unrelenting energy and sonic ambition feel like a natural progression from their past releases. 

Pat recalls how the band has been challenged to have fun and explore a new world of possibilities in terms of musicality while doing the arrangements and production of the song.
“Our goal from the start is to create a vibe and sound like no other song of ours before: one that would immerse the listener into the message of the song, and into a mood that we wanted the message to be experienced in,” said Lasaten.
This creative mindset allows Ben&Ben to hone their trademark sound without rethreading into past themes and venture into ideas outside of their comfort zones, especially now that the band has all the time to make new music under one roof. 
“We've also been exploring new soundscapes and writing about themes other than love and heartbreak, and we've been having a lot of fun in the process. Liwanag and everyone who listens to us can expect more of these things to be shared with anyone who is willing to listen,” concluded Miguel. 

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