Folk-pop act Ben&Ben drew a crowd when they brought their bandmates to stage a WISHclusive rendition of their brand new single, “Kathang Isip,” on the July 7 episode of the Roadshow.
“Kathang Isip” serves as the first Tagalog single that the rapidly-rising duo dropped, and is their follow-up to their last release, “Leaves,” which has already garnered a million streams on Spotify.
The song is twin brothers Miguel and Paolo Guico’s take on the theme of one-sided love. If you were enthralled by their genius use of the vernacular language to tell a story of an enduring love in their 2016 PhilPop song, “Tinatangi,” you would probably feel the same weight of emotions in their latest single, only that this time, they harness the power of Tagalog to remind you of the pain of having an unrequited romance.
“Kaya pasensya ka na, sa mga kathang isip kong ito/ Wari’y dala lang ng pagmamahal sa iyo/ Ako’y gigising na mula sa panaginip kong ito/ At sa wakas ay kusang lalayo sa iyo,” Ben&Ben heartrendingly belt out in the song’s chorus.
Apart from this track, the impromptu audience watching from outside the Wish 107.5 Bus stationed near Ever Gotesco in Commonwealth Avenue also witnessed their performances of their epic folk piece, “Ride Home,” and their calming take on Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.”
Listen to “Kathang Isip” below:
Catch Ben&Ben and company this month in the following gigs:
July 14 – 16 – PhilPop Songwriting Bootcamp, Baguio
July 24 – PhilPop Night, 19 East
July 27 – Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino, Unit 27 Bar + Cafe
July 29 – Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino, Estancia Mall
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