Paolo and Miguel Guico, 2/9 of Ben&Ben have written a new track while Luzon is in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Last night (04/05), the band shared that they have finished writing a new song "while in quarantine".
so the band just wrote a new song today. while in quarantine— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) April 5, 2020
Earlier this evening (04/06), Ben&Ben shared the first draft of their new song, 'Nakikinig ka ba sa akin?'.
newsongdraft1.mp3— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) April 6, 2020
title: "nakikinig ka ba sa akin?"
naglalagay pa lang kami ng instruments ng band this week. can't wait pic.twitter.com/UfZms3G6rI
The 'Masyado Pang Maaga' act has also shared the lyrics of the new track, adding that the rest of the band will be adding instruments in the coming days.
lyrics pic.twitter.com/N8SFiY4rCr— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) April 6, 2020
The song calls for understanding as well as respect for the opinions and beliefs of each other. Following the presence of heated discussions online, the lyrics also aim to remind people that COVID-19 remains to be the common enemy in this difficult time.
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Ben&Ben recently helped launch Puhon, a collaborative community initiative to help COVID-19 relief efforts in the Philippines. As of press time, the initiative has raised over PHP 4.2 MIllion of their 5 Million PHP target.