COLUMN: Filipino boy group SB19 hits back with “Bazinga” music video
Filipino boy group SB19 released the official music video for their single, “Bazinga,” on October 29. Part of their EP, “Pagsibol”, released on July 22, the song features SB19 as powerful fighters against the world’s hardships. to offer.
SB19 continues to do securities increasingly popular in the music industry alongside K-pop boy groups like BTS and NCT. Although they are Filipino, the group has a similar vibe to K-pop songs since they have undergone the same training as the idols in South Korea, including many singing and dancing lessons.
SB19 can be compared to them in terms of familiarity with synchronous choreography and camera work in music videos.
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However, SB19 is original, incorporating both English and Filipino into their lyrics and creating songs based on their own struggles and successes.
With the band’s latest release, the song “Bazinga” takes on new meaning as the lyrics are translated into a visual perspective through an action-packed music video.
The music video presents this song as if it were a video game. Bringing their game characters to life in the video, the group perform the song with crisp choreography, boxing cages and graffiti-covered walls.
The song is like a motivational speech, where the lyrics combine with a punchy rhythm and rap.
“Bazinga” visualizes the group as fighters, using words like “roundhouse” and “kung fu” to symbolize the group fighting back in response to difficulties.
Likewise, the mention of Bruce Lee in the chorus emphasizes the martial arts approach SB19 took to the song, adding an assertive tone during the rap sections.
As the group sings to overcome the hostility the world can arouse when judging musical performers, the clip emphasizes close, moving shots of each member holding intense but confident looks.
The martial arts aspect in “Bazinga” is also reflected in the matching outfits and choreography. Dressed in black and red battle gear, the members are ready to attack with dance moves resembling defensive poses.
The decision to add martial arts to the style of the clip does not degrade Chinese culture. On the contrary, SB19 imbues this style of empowerment in its lyrics and choreography.
Finishing with a knockout, the members are brought back to reality and celebrate their victory. Overall, the clip leaves audiences with feelings of positivity and inspiration.
Rather than emulating K-pop groups, they produce original songs and videos like “Bazinga” with support from Filipino writers, producers and producers. Staff.
Originality and culture are their sources of power that lead them to victory, and their music is proof of that.