Lions and Acrobats Release 'Cloud' Music Video

Photo by Jello Espino

Riding the momentum of the successful launch for their second album ‘Mundane’, local band Lions and Acrobats are continuing to keep things exciting.

The music video for their first single “Cloud” is now online, nearly a week after it made its premiere on local TV. The video was created by ManilaMan (directed by Gio Puyat), starring Gabbi Buencamino (MOONWLK), Franco Daza, Francis Bay, and the band in the background playing the wistful song as the soundtrack to the video’s unfolding heartbreak.

Watch the music video below, which is also Lions and Acrobats’ first:

‘Mundane’ was launched last October 21st at Social House in Makati. But long before the launch, even before the song made its local radio premiere and was released online (climbing to the top of Spotify’s Philippine Viral 50 chart), “Cloud” has become a favourite among fans in the local indie scene—a song that proved itself perfect for emotional sing-alongs, and one that a lot of people could relate to.

“Kaya rin siguro mas nakaka-relate yung mga younger people dun sa song, kasi bata pa rin ako nung sinulat ko ‘yun,” vocalist Icoy Rapadas told PULP Magazine, sharing that he had the lyrics for this song as early as 2012 when he initially intended to collaborate with someone else for the track. He kept the lyrics in a notebook until, in 2014 during songwriting, the band tried it out. Eventually, the song worked for them.

It’s a song the band didn’t really expect to resonate with people this way. “It’s overwhelming, still. For me. Like whenever we play it, tapos maraming kumakanta parang holy shit, man, it’s real,” said Icoy. “Art in general is supposed to call for a reaction. Parang, kung meron kang art tapos it doesn’t, wala siya. It doesn’t mean anything. It has to communicate something and it has to have a reaction. So the fact na people would know this song, know the lyrics and sing it, tell us about how it helped them, ganun. Parang wow, we must be doing something right.”

Listen to ‘Mundane’ in its entirety and check out the rest of the songs in the album:

Watch out for our full feature on Lions and Acrobats and their latest release coming out very soon in the pages of PULP Magazine!


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