Joshua de Guzman
SB19’s 'What?' Spearheaded to Global Domination
SB19 yet again made fans around the world rhapsodizing with impressive teasers about their upcoming single, “What?” Putting the bar in high global standards, the band unravels a new music era that showcases their sense of creative aptitude and sonic ambition that is larger-than-life!
Long before today’s release by Sony Music Philippines, “What?” has been anticipated to stake its claim to global dominance! Swerving away from formulaic tricks and pandering to trends, SB19 took song-writing and production to another level, almost impossible to be categorized in one genre. In a statement, the band’s main rapper and lead vocalist Pablo shares that “The song ‘What?’ is really different from what we have done before. This one has a more aggressive take to it compared to our previous songs, so I really had to force out the ‘oomph’ in the voices of the members. I was really meticulous with the recordings, but so were they. That's why we would record 'til morning and until everyone was satisfied with their parts. The feeling had to be there.”
Another thing that made SB19 stand out is that they’re not here just to “act cool and play games,” which Pablo made clear in his statement, “A lot of people still doubt us, denouncing everything that we do and everything that we're trying to achieve. We love what we do, that's why we do it respectfully. ‘What?’ is about self-love and empowerment. Each of us has our own flag. We should be proud of it and raise it as much as we can. As SB19 and as individuals, we know that we're not the best at everything, but that shouldn't stop us from what we want to achieve.”
To complete your remarkable experience, this new song comes with a visual accompaniment. The music video of “What?” shows SB19 in battle mode. They claim freedom in a fictional, post-apocalyptic war zone and exude an aura of power and longevity to go along with its cinematic appeal.
Watch SB19’s newest single “What?” here: