Original Pilipino Music folk pop band Ben&Ben recently dropped their new song The Ones We Once Loved on Aug. 26, and its emotional lyrics are sure to get everyone's tears flowing.
Paolo Benjamin, one of the band's lead vocalist and the one who wrote the lyrics, as he revealed that the song came from the heart.
In a message posted on his social media accounts, Paolo said that he was both excited and terrified to share the new single as it is "one of the most personal and vulnerable songs he as ever written."
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He continued by recalling a long-term relationship he had with someone a few years back, who eventually went a separate way. Paolo highlighted that the time that passed since was "an incredible journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth for the both of them, individually."
"Eventually, peace, acceptance, respect for the past, and closure came. It wasn't easy, and there were many emotions that went into that process," he wrote.
He ended his message by saying that the emotions he went through were imbued in The Ones We Once Loved and hoped that the song would help listeners who are also going through a tough time in their relationships.
"My prayer is that if you are going through your own process right now, or there are unspoken feelings or thoughts you may still have, may this song help you through them. May you have the closure you search for, and the happiness you deserve," Paolo wrote.
The Ones We Once Loved tells the story of two lovers whose relationship had gotten bitter over the years until it was finally broken off. It currently has nearly 300,000 views on YouTube as of writing.