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Ben&Ben breaks hearts, incorporates tarot cards in lyric video for new single ‘Langyang Pag-ibig’

By Taffy Bernales Published Jun 22, 2022 4:34 pm

Fans better prepare their tissues because Ben&Ben just released a heart-rending song that is, yet again, tragically relatable.

The Filipino folk-pop band officially released their latest single, Langyang Pag-ibig, on Wednesday, June 22 along with its official lyric video.

In the video for the track, powerful visuals resembling three tarot cards—Three of Swords, Ace of Cups, and Nine of Swords—were shown.  according to Labyrinthos pertain to heartbreak, hopelessness, and emotional loss.

Evidences of these portrayed meanings can be seen all over the almost five-minute video. An example of which is an iconic image of three roses driven through a heart, which accompanied lyrics of frustration, grief, and regret:

Langyang pag-ibig ‘yan
Ang dami mong isusugal
Kung balak mo akong iwan
O ba’t mo pako minahal?
Alam kong ‘di tayo tinadhana
Ang dami lang tirang mga sana
Ba’t ka pa nag-abala
Kung magsasawa ka lang rin pala

The tarot symbols surface across a background of blue and red hues, with stars and an ocean view of a dreary sunset—all of which intensifying the dreadful tug of Langhiyang Pag-ibig’s lyrics.

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Prior to the launch, the nine-piece band already dropped hints about the song since June 13, joking that the new track will not hurt and will only feel like a dinosaur’s bite.

A 22-second audio teaser for Langyang Pag-ibig was also released on June 21, which showed a conversation between lovers caught up in the inevitable gambling that comes with love.

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The band is composed of twin brothers Paolo and Miguel Benjamin (vocalists, acoustic guitar), Agnes Reoma (bass), Pat Lasaten (keyboards), Poch Barretto (electric guitar), Kiefer Cabugao (violin), Jam Villanueva (drums), and Toni Muñoz and Andrew de Pano (percussions).

Since 2015, Ben&Ben has been producing music that mixes pop with folk, world, and indigenous stylings.

Moreover, they currently hold the record for most OPM #1s on the platform as stated in their Spotify biography.

A few of their top hits include Pagtingin, Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay, Kathang Isip, and Leaves.