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Jul 29, 2022
Filipina singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo and Singapore-based artist Benjamin Kheng team up one more time with new song “Panandalian”

 

The stripped-down track is a Tagalog rendition of “Good For A Time,” released in May 2022 as a collaborative effort between these two Asian acts

 

 

Filipina singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo teams up with Singapore-based artist Benjamin Kheng for the second time with the release of “Panandalian,” a Tagalog rendition of their initial collab track “Good For A Time.” The folk-pop track is also accompanied by the original and an acoustic English version in this bundle. 

 

“Good For A Time,” previously released in March 2022, has nearly 2 million streams to date and growing.

 

With lyrics translated by Jarlo Bâse, “Panandalian,” meaning ‘momentary’ in Tagalog, breathes new life to its English counterpart and comes with a lyric video featuring the same dreamy visuals that accentuate the bittersweet transience of a relationship.

 

Kheng adds, “being separated by miles due to the pandemic gave an added depth to the reality of the song. The song’s story felt like it could live in any world or language, and singing it in Tagalog gave it such a deeper sense of longing.”

 

Filipino singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo, best known for her prowess with the kalimba, was brought on as a feature to turn the song into a duet, highlighting the shared experience of heartbreak. Lorenzo describes the song as the seconds of silence between two people facing the realization of no longer being good for each other.

 

Panandalian takes that brief moment and stretches it into a bittersweet 2-and-a-half minutes, painting a picture of young love and the peace that can come with letting go,” Lorenzo reminisces. 

 

Benjamin Kheng will be visiting Manila in early August 2022. 

 

 

Panandalian” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.

 

 

Stream ‘Panandalian' - https://lnk.to/benbeapanandalian

 

 

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KHENG

 

Benjamin Kheng is a Singaporean musician, actor, writer, and lead singer of former pop outfit The Sam Willows, who landed a coveted spot on Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 Asia. 

 

In November 2019, he officially returned to music after a year-long break following the hiatus of The Sam Willows. His first solo single, ‘Wicked’, and subsequent singles ‘Find Me’ and ‘Lovers Forever’ were released to critical acclaim, showcasing Benjamin’s versatility as a singer and lending promise to the potential of his artistry and growing repertoire.

 

Benjamin released his highly anticipated debut EP ‘A Sea That Never Stops’ in June 2020. In this highly personal EP, Benjamin explored life and love under the lens of both sincerity and cynicism. With upbeat tempos and sparkling melodies, ‘A Sea That Never Stops’ is simultaneously a cry and a celebration for the experiences that make us human. To date, the EP has garnered over 3 million streams from over 800,000 listeners. Benjamin’s success earned him a nomination for Best Southeast Asia Act at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards.

 

In 2021, Benjamin returned with a new single, ‘Fresh Feelings’, featuring R&B artist J.Sheon. Building on his work in ‘A Sea That Never Stops’, the production for ‘Fresh Feelings’ is daring and wildly theatrical, drawing from Benjamin’s love for gospel choir and musical theatre with glossy piano chords and layered harmonies. Love is clearly the higher power that straddles charming and clumsy with delicate and devastating. Benjamin ended the year with the song, ‘Baby Mama’. His single with Gentle Bones, Better With You, was awarded Single Of The Year at the Youth Music Awards 2021.

 

Benjamin’s body of work extends beyond music and into acting. The breadth of his acting talent shows in the roles he has played — from the leading role of Romeo in Toy Factory’s staging of Romeo & Juliet to his nomination for best actor in The Breakup List at the Raindance Film Festival. He is also one half of the acclaimed comedy sketch series, The BenZi Project, which has garnered over 2.2 million views on YouTube in less than a year since its inception, and The Ann & Ben Show, a music comedy sketch series with Annette Lee.

 

An advocate for youth and social causes, Benjamin has also been invited to speak at [email protected] to share his experience in overcoming depression and anxiety disorder with synesthesia.

 

 

ABOUT BEA LORENZO

 

Bea Lorenzo is a Manila-based Filipina performing artist whose love for storytelling, stage theatrics, and minimalist arrangements in recorded music inspires and fuels her songwriting. Her journey as a no-genre recording artist began with debut single ‘Ili (Hush)’ which earned her recognition as an award finalist at the 2019 Awit Awards. In the same year, her act was featured on the music television programme Coke Studio Philippines. Following her 2020 single releases ‘Imaginary Love’, ‘With A Smile’, and ‘Kapalaran’, ‘Good For A Time’ is Bea’s first international feature on a song with Singaporean artist Benjamin Kheng.

 

 

FOLLOW BENJAMIN KHENG

 

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/benjaminkheng/ 

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.kheng/ 

Twitter:https://twitter.com/benjaminkheng 

TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@benjaminkheng 

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/breakinbenj 

 

FOLLOW BEA LORENZO

 

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/bealorenzomusic

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/bealorenzomusic

Twitter:https://twitter.com/bealorenzomusic

 

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