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.
"Homework Lite Sa Swing" out on the internet.
revisiting songs from Homework Machine like how I wrote them.
good morning, sabi ng patay kong buhok. pic.twitter.com/X2drygTB7E
— zild (@zildbenitez) December 18, 2020
Watch Zild’s acoustic performances – and see him accompany himself on percussion on ‘Dila’, thanks to the magic of editing – below.
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.
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’.