You know a song is great when it keeps being played generation after generation. These songs are known as classics, and they are an iconic piece of art that help shape pop-culture throughout the world. While the concept of redesigning and remixing songs isn’t unheard of, it takes talented musicians to revive an old song and re-establish it’s glory. Ooberfuse, an Electro-Pop band from London is set to do just that with their version of the popular Filipino folk song “Anak” and has a music video to accompany it. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-nzA7jmxec&feature=youtu.be
The music video for “Anak” follows the band, a British Filipina lead singer and British musician on a journey through the hustle and bustle of the Philippines. During their journey, they encounter various aspects of typical life in the Philippines, as well as some shady, underground features as well. Throughout the clips of the video, the band meets several people and ask them to interpret the lyrics of “Anak’, thus capturing a genuine moment of how people feel about the song. At times, you see people singing, and even dancing to the song, having made up an entire choreography for Ooberfuses’ version of “Anak”.
What’s unexpected however is how the video all ties everything together. From the trips to the market, to a moment with a real-life rooster fight, the video ends with the band assembled in an attire that express their journey through the Philippines. The lead signer is wearing an all black, feathered dressed, while the musicians all wear different clothes representing the different locations they visited through the music video.
Ooberfuse wanted to revive a classic song and may have done so with their visually enriched and catchy pop tunes. As a global release, their hopes are to revitalize the feeling that “Anak” provoked in the 70’s and give a new pop anthem for the new generation of music lovers to enjoy.
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