Second time's a charm for Ely Buendia and the Itchyworms! Their latest collaboration after 2016's "Pariwara" is a sheer testament to their chemistry! The Worms and their idol recently launched the music video of "Lutang" at Route 196.
Ely - who edited the video - refers to "Lutang" as a labor of love! Shot in beautiful Baler, it was co-directed by his girlfriend Audry Dionisio (formerly of General Luna) and Apartel bandmate Pat Sarabia. Jugs of Itchyworms said they enjoyed making this video since they haven't done a location shoot in a long while.
An homage to the 80s Pinoy camp classic Temptation Island, the funny music video features Ely and Itchyworms stranded on a beach where they begin to have hallucinations. According to Audry, it wasn't hard directing the guys who she describes as natural actors.
"This is the second time pa lang that I directed a music video. And it's not hard to work with people who are so good in acting. And they made the shoot fun, kahit sobrang bilad sa araw walang reklamo. And I think it's for any new director na walang diva sa mga crew and actor," she explained.
Opening for Ely and the Itchyworms was Ian Penn. After unveiling both the original version and the director's cut of "Lutang", the famed musicians entertained some questions from the press. What followed was a very special set!
Ely and the Itchyworms prepared a long setlist! Aside from their collab singles "Pariwara" and "Lutang", they played songs from the band they all love: The Beatles! The crowd also loved their performance of "Under Pressure" by Queen and "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice.
So who did the rap part? Jugs did.
The members of Itchyworms grew up listening to Eraserheads so they performed "Lightyears" and "Overdrive" with Ely. And in return, the OPM icon jammed to their hits "Gusto Ko Lamang Sa Buhay" and "Beer".
"Lutang" by Ely Buendia and Itchyworms will be out on MYX soon so better watch out for it. Meanwhile, watch this MYXclusive interview:
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