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Ely Buendia and Itchyworms collab on a song for the first time

Ely Buendia and Itchyworms

Ely Buendia and Itchyworms

OPM greats Ely Buendia and Itchyworms have announced exciting news for OPM fans. They are working on a song together for the first time.

Jugs Jugueta of Itchyworms and Ely posted teaser photos of their last Sunday’s shoot for the music video of their first song together entitled “Pariwara.”

On Instagram, Jugs posted a photo of his band members all clad in coats and ties, playing together with Ely on the streets of Cubao.

A report by Rappler, Ely, former frontman of the legendary local band Eraserheads, said that he and Itchyworms have always wanted to work on a project together.

He shared that the song is dedicated to all millennials.

“It could be about the millennials, kasi feeling ko parang (because I feel like) they’ve been getting a lot of flak lately, so it’s like giving them something or saying something positive to them naman (for a change). Na parang (That), it’s just part of growing up, the challenges that you’re facing now. The old people now, such as us, have also gone through those challenges,” shared Ely.

Ely added the message of the song was something he needed to hear when he was younger.

“I wished that someone would tell me something like that, or say those words to me, as a form of encouragement. ‘Cause it’s really hard to be young, for any generation, I think,” he said.

Jugs, vocalist of the band Itchyworms, told Rappler that it took them more than three years to finally materialize the collaboration.

Parang 3 years ko siyang (Ely) kinulit for this eh (I think I’ve been bugging him about about this for 3 years),” said Jugs. “Sulit, sulit naman yung [3 years] (It was worth it, the 3 years were worth it),” he added.

The “Pariwara” music video, directed by Maui Mauricio, is expected to be released September this year.

TAGS: Ely Buendia, OPM
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