Zild Benitez shares acoustic versions of four ‘Homework Machine’ songs

Check out the ‘Homework Lite Sa Swing’ series

Zild Benitez has shared four acoustic renditions of songs from his debut solo album, ‘Homework Machine’.

The four tracks – ‘Iiwanan ng Lahat’, ‘Dilim’, ‘Habulan’ and ‘Dila’ – feature on the IV Of Spades member’s new ‘Homework Lite Sa Swing’ series on YouTube.

Zild performs the tracks live while sitting on a swing. In a tweet, he said he performed them “like how I wrote them”, offering fans an insight into the songs’ original form, before they were fleshed out for the album.

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Watch Zild’s acoustic performances – and see him accompany himself on percussion on ‘Dila’, thanks to the magic of editing – below.

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Zild’s ‘Homework Machine’ clinched the Number 2 spot on NME’s 25 Best Asian Albums Of 2020 list.

“Infinitely hummable and contagiously danceable, the chiptune arrangements and electro-infused rhythms that populate ‘Homework’ belie its maker’s virtuoso-level chops,” wrote NME’s Aldus Santos.

Following the release of his debut solo album, Benitez released two singles – ‘Luha Ng Lupa’ and ‘Ibang Planeta’ – in November.

On the former song, whose title translates to ‘Tears Of The Earth’, Zild calls for climate justice. On the other hand, ‘Ibang Planeta’, which means ‘Another Planet’, was written by acclaimed Filipino songwriter Dan Tañedo for the 11th edition of ‘Himig Handog’.

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