Cheats has released their latest single “Hakbang,” along with a music video starring no less than Piolo Pascual.
The black-and-white video, directed by Quark Henares, shows Piolo having a nervous breakdown in his home, as Cheats members chill in different rooms of the house.
In the end, he joins the band in a dance sequence choreographed by PJ Rebullida.
“I think everything about this thing happened at the perfect time,” said lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Bacarro.
“I’ve always wanted to work with Quark and Piolo. We’ve been long-time fans of their work, and I’m glad that they’re game to collaborate with us on this special project,” he said.
“Hakbang” was originally written by Jim in English, and was meant to be part of his solo album. Along the way, his friend and Linya-Linya co-owner Ali Sangalang translated the song into Filipino.
“It fits because thematically, the song was meant to sound like Filipino pop bands in the ‘70s ala Cinderella,” he said. “I think it finally feels right because of how we’re writing it. Ali and I have been writing a bunch of songs together in Tagalog.”
The track was recorded at Kodama Studios and produced by Mikey Amistoso.
“Hakbang” is the first single off Cheats’ upcoming third studio album. – Rappler.com