The track arrived on digital platforms via Sony Music Philippines on Friday (November 26). While maintaining its overall structure, the extended version sees the addition of an intricate and Andalusian-styled solo that kicks in midway through the propulsive track.
Watch Ben&Ben’s dramatic music video for the extended version of ‘Lunod’, which was directed and edited by filmmaker Jerrold Tarog and shot at the historic El Deposito water reservoir:
In October, Ben&Ben released a live acoustic performance of themselves performing ‘Lunod’ with the featured artists in an empty swimming pool.
‘Lunod’ is on the tracklist of Ben&Ben’s sophomore album ‘Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno’, which launched back in August and also featured collaborations with P-pop group SB19, R&B singer KZ Tandingan, singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre, and more.
Explaining the artistic process of the latest album, Ben&Ben lead vocalist Miguel Guico told NME that each chord progression and other ideas contained in the release was part of a larger narrative.
“We had a kind of mantra, for every show and every song: that we’re always building something,” Miguel told NME in August. “And for this record, it’s a house, one pebble at a time.”
Ben&Ben will be playing a virtual concert from Manila’s Araneta Coliseum next month. Benitez and Labajo are on the guestlist, as are other ‘Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno’ featured artists SB19, Dela Torre, Tandingan, and Munimuni. Watch a teaser for the concert here.