Zild Benitez, widely known as Zild, released his debut solo album last Thursday (August 6).
Titled ‘Homework Machine’, the 10-track effort was written and recorded during quarantine. Released via Warner Music Philippines, the album presents a different side to the IV of Spades frontman.
Comprising entirely of indie-pop tunes with strong chiptune undercurrents, ‘Homework Machine’ began as a self-contained project, produced as the musician kept himself isolated amidst the pandemic. Stream it below:
“The idea of the record is to use childish/chiptune sounds while writing about the experiences and stories I’ve been imagining that I’m having during quarantine,” Zild told Scout.
“Just like any homework, I made a deadline for this record and the goal was to release it after three months of making it. It’s literally just a snapshot of my life. I guess it’s also another way to keep myself sane during self-isolation.”
The album’s release was accompanied by a music video for ‘habulan’, which features the artist in a 8-bit cartoon setting. Watch it below:
The album isn’t the only project Zild worked on during lockdown. IV of Spades released a music video for ‘Sariling Multo (Sa Panaginip)’ back in April, which was shot in the band members’ respective homes.