Watch Zild Benitez’s gently whimsical music video for ‘Ibang Planeta’

Watch Zild dance in a full-body dog costume

Zild Benitez has dropped a gently whimsical music video for his emotive song ‘Ibang Planeta’ (‘Another Planet’).

The music video, produced by Shaira Luna and edited by Lance Luna, premiered on YouTube on Saturday (January 2). Benitez takes centerstage in the clip, dancing in a cartoonish dog costume, playing acoustic guitar, and singing amid hanging lightbulbs.

Check out the new video – which was shot while following COVID-19 safety guidelines – below:

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‘Ibang Planeta’ was released in November last year. It was written by singer-songwriter Dan Tanedo for the ‘Himig Handog’ album, a compilation of songs written for the 11th annual songwriting competition, Himig. Other performers on the album include Zephanie, KZ Tandingan, Moira dela Torre, and more.

Benitez also released last November a new song and accompanying music video titled ‘Luha Ng Lupa’ (‘Tears of the Earth’). It highlights the IV Of Spades member’s concern for the environment and climate change.

In August 2020 – shortly before IV Of Spades announced an indefinite hiatus – Benitez released his debut solo album ‘Homework Machine’. It came in at number two on NME‘s list of the 25 best Asian albums of 2020, flanked by NIKI’s ‘Moonchild’ and BTS’ ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’.

In December, Benitez shared acoustic renditions of four songs from ‘Homework Machine’: ‘Iiwanan ng Lahat’, ‘Dilim’, ‘Habulan’ and ‘Dila’.

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