It’s not every day, we have the time and are invited to go and watch gigs in smaller and more intimate venues like 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Thanks to our friend, The Slickmaster, for inviting us over and be part of Truefaith’s “Uwian Na” music video launch.”
With less than a year ago, I’ve witnessed Truefaith’s highly-anticipated “Far From Perfect: True Faith’s Senti 25 — The Silver Anniversary Show” at the Music Museum that paved the way for the launch of their brand new album “Sen+imen+al.” Uwian Na, their latest single from this 10th full-length album, is an upbeat song that narrates about lovers heading back home as they recall their dating stage with serendipitous, young, romantic, and timeless love story.
First, we are introduced to the alternative sound of Stereodeal as they showcased their music to a full house as show openers for Truefaith. Before rocking the stage, Truefaith along with Direk Adrian Arcega comes up onstage to immediately inaugurate the music video.
“Uwian Na” takes the viewer a trip down memory lane, paying tribute to the original Queen of Philippine Showbiz Talk Shows, Inday Badiday, as well as the 80’s Philippine TV entertainment,” tells music video director and visual effects specialist, Adrian Arcega. Also appearing in the video are iconic actors Ricky Davao, Rey ‘PJ’ Abellana, and Yayo Aguila.
“The music video is also the first in the country to utilize face-swapping technology, also known as “deepfaking,” sweeping the internet today. Deepfaking is the process where an actor’s face is superimposed onto another person using artificial intelligence-based technology,” Medwin describes.
The band is made up of Medwin Marfil (lead vocals), Allan Elgar & Eugene Marfil (guitars), Macky Macaventa (bass), Jake Lumacad (keyboards), and Kaka Quisumbing (drums). We also saw columnist Ms. Dolly Ann Carvajal, the daughter of Inday Badiday supporting the event.
Combining the real clip video with a recently produced one makes the music video sentimental while you experience LSS (last song syndrome) because of the song. It has now become an instant favorite, like one of the usual Truefaith classic songs, that you just can’t seem to stop singing because it got stuck in your head. Check out the video!
The music video is realistic that it matches the audio and be able to communicate that certain nostalgic feels. Like what Direk Adrian shares that night, Uwian Na is one of those songs that pay homage to Truefaith’s legacy in OPM. Even after 25 years, Truefaith certainly has a lot of experiences to be sentimental about and sharing it through their songs is one heroic act.
Sen+imen+al is released under Star Music and you can also stream it via iTunes and Spotify. More photos HERE.
Also sharing with you some of the photos from #truefaithsenti25 concert HERE.