Piolo Pascual stars in Cheats’ new “Hakbang” music video
Filipino group Tips Wednesday released the music video for his melancholy new single “Hakbang” which featured an award-winning actor Piolo Pascual.
The last track is the first release of the group’s third studio album.
The clip, directed by a renowned filmmaker Quark Henares, had black and white visuals.
In the MV, Pascual faces a mental breakdown in his own apartment, with the members of the Cheats group in the background, trying to cope with tough times by acting relaxed and normal.
It ends with the Filipino actor joining Cheats in a dance sequence choreographed by PJ Rebullida.
“I think everything about this thing happened at the right time,” said the lead singer and guitarist. Jim bacarro in a report.
“I’ve always wanted to work with Quark and Piolo. We have been fans of their work for a long time, and I am happy that they are ready to collaborate with us on this special project, ”added the leader of Cheats.
Henares on a Facebook post said he only does music videos once a year, so he made it count.
He thanked the members of Cheats Jim, Saab-Magalona-Bacarro, Candy Gamos, Enzo Hermosa, Kyle Quismundo, Manny Tanglao and Jason caballa as well as the rest of the people behind the photography, the choreography, the music, including Pascual.
He described Papa P or Pascual as “an idol for all”.
Meanwhile, “Hakbang,” written in English at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, was originally conceived as part of Jim’s solo album. He then asked his friend and business partner, Ali Sangalang from Linya-Linya to translate the song into Filipino.
“This fits because thematically the song was supposed to sound like 1970s Filipino pop groups a la Cindrella,” Jim said.
“I think he finally feels good because of the way we write it. Ali and I wrote a bunch of songs together in Tagalog, ”he added.
The single was recorded at Kodama Studios, with Mikey Amistoso as producer
Her official music video was released on YouTube on Wednesday and has since gained more than 5,700 views. —Rosette Adel