Ben&Ben is set to release a new song in collaboration with Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda. The single will be part of their upcoming sophomore album.
“Sobrang dream come true [nito]! Salamat Sir Chito,” the indie-folk pop band wrote on Monday, August 16. The title and release date of the collaboration have yet to be announced.
In a Facebook Live, Ben&Ben and Chito spoke about how their collaboration came about. “Sobrang saya namin na magkaroon ng chance to finally work with you in a song… ang sarap ng timing,” the band said. (We’re so happy to finally get the chance to work with you on a song… it’s such good timing.)
Chito also gave listeners a hint on what to expect. “Honestly, I never get intimated, pero dito [sa collaboration na ‘to], na-intimidate talaga ako (but in this collaboration, I really got intimated).”
“I didn’t know what to expect. I was hoping for a type of song na ganito pero (like this but) when you gave me the song, sabi ko, Ibang klase ‘to (I said, this is different.) It’s out of everyone’s comfort zone,” he added.
While they did not give further details about the track, Chito also shared that the song was leaning towards the “rock, punk genre.” “I’m really excited for the people to hear it. Para sa fans ng Parokya, maririnig nilang I’m jamming with you guys. Sa fans ng Ben&Ben, it’s a totally different flavor. Gusto kong pasabugin ‘yung mga puso [ng fans]. It’s a fun collaboration,” he said.
(For the fans of Parokya [ni Edgar], they can hear me jamming with you guys. For the fans of Ben&Ben, it’s a totally different flavor. I want to make their hearts explode.)
After the announcement, Ben&Ben also revealed on Tuesday, August 17, that their second album is titled Pebble House Vol. 1: Kuwaderno.
The brand earlier said their upcoming album will contain 12 tracks, with six special collaborations. The song with Chito is the band’s third collaboration for the album, following “Pasalubong” with Moira dela Torre, and “Sugat” with Munimuni.
Pebble House Vol. 1: Kuwaderno will be released on August 29. – Rappler.com