Ben&Ben are welcoming in a new era.
On Friday (10/30), the Filipino folk-pop act teased that they will be entering a "new era" this coming November 6 (Friday).
new era.— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) October 30, 2020
pic.twitter.com/KUmTWTi9bS— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) November 4, 2020
At press time, it isn't clear as to what Ben&Ben will be unveiling on the announced date, but fans are quick to share their speculations on Twitter, guessing it would be a new single that would lead to their sophomore album.
I see that a lot of you are down, and if it helps in any way, I'm here to remind you that it's okay to be tired. Acknowledging the feeling of darkness within is the first step in facing our battles. Kaya natin 'to!— Miguel Benjamin (@miguelbenjamin_) October 30, 2020
On Thursday, (11/05), Ben&Ben shared that they will be releasing 'Di Ka Sayang,' a new track about "self-acceptance and embracing who you are."
the new song is about self-acceptance and embracing who you are. drops at midnight pic.twitter.com/KJoggn35Ys— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) November 5, 2020
"Di Ka Sayang"— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) November 5, 2020
first single of the new era.
OUT AT MIDNIGHT #BenAndBenDiKaSayang pic.twitter.com/V5stJzQd2U
On Friday (11/06), the band experienced some technical difficulties with the new track and streaming. 'Di Ka Sayang' was slated for release on all digital platforms at 12 AM PHT.
DI KA SAYANG (temporary upload)https://t.co/fKFNtzbIO6— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) November 5, 2020
hello mga bHie ito na muna pansamantala para di sayang ang tulog niyo. feeling late might delete later :) #BenAndBenDiKaSayang pic.twitter.com/4QWdQo4XKE
The single has been temporarily uploaded on Facebook while waiting for the track's Spotify upload. "Feeling late, might delete later," the band wrote on their social media pages as they sorted out the situation.
Members of Ben&Ben also shared their thoughts about the new track and what it means to them.
Sa mga araw na hindi ka nila pinapakinggan at naiintindihan, tanggap kita.— Patricia Lasaten (@patlasaten) November 5, 2020
You matter. You are valid. You are enough. Hindi mo kailangan patunayan yung sarili mo sa iba. #BenAndBenDiKaSayang
Siguro ang gusto ko lang sabihin, maraming salamat sa paghintay at pag-abang kasabay namin, at salamat sa pagsubaybay sa lahat ng nangyaring kaganapan ngayong gabi.— Miguel Benjamin (@miguelbenjamin_) November 5, 2020
This song is for all of us. I'll talk more about it tomorrow. For now, enjoy niyo muna ang #BenAndBenDiKaSayang
kaya namin pinaglaban talagang ilabas yung kanta tonight kasi, gusto naming bago ka matulog, malaman mo: you are VALID, you are LOVED, and you are ENOUGH.#BenAndBenDiKaSayang— Paolo Benjamin (@PaoloBenjamin_) November 5, 2020
Grabe tong song na to. When I first heard it in its entirety, it was the first time in a long time na sobrang naalala ko kung gaano ka-intense yung effect ng music sa life. This one is for all of us in these times. Can't wait for you all to hear this. https://t.co/JyfkzkXk6N— Andrew De Pano (@andrewdepano) November 5, 2020
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The 'Pagtingin' act were recently nominated at the 2021 Wish 107.5 Music Awards for Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year, Wish Contemporary Folk Song of the Year, and Wish Group of the Year and at the 2020 MTV EMAs for Best Southeast Asia Act.
On Monday (11/09), Ben&Ben premiered the 'Di Ka Sayang' music video on YouTube.
Check it out below.