Alamat fans, we have great news for you: the P-pop boy band just released the music video of their latest song, “Maharani.”
Watch it below:
“Maharani” fuses neo-soul with traditional southern Philippine and maritime South East Asian music, using instruments like kanun, gamelan, gangsa, and byeon. According to the band on YouTube, “While the song tackles modern romance, the ingenious use of ancient Filipino royalty titles in the lyrics makes it a contemporary musical masterpiece that blurs the line between archaic and current.”
In the video, Jhoanna (who is part of the P-pop girl group BINI) plays Princess Gandingan, while Taneo portrays Prince Bantugan. The characters feature prominently in the Maranao epic legend Darangen, which is performed in the folk dance singkíl. In the epic, Princess Gandingan is abducted by diwata and is rescued by Prince Bantugan.
“Maharani” is part of Alamat’s first mini-album PASULONG.
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