Known for their intense live performances, Chicosci now takes on a different beat with their latest single “Breathe Again”.
“It’s a back-to-basics, no-frills track”, describes guitarist Mong Alcaraz. “It’s a more mature song, both musically and lyrically compared to the others we’ve written. I think Miggy has outdone himself in writing the words to this song,” he adds. Vocalist Miggy Chavez explains, “We’ve taken out so much ‘fat’ in this song. We’ve been so used to a more complicated songwriting style that we opted to challenge ourselves to lessen the ‘excess’ and just keep parts that really help solidify the song.”
The end result has become quite an early favorite amongst fans, too. Since its release, “Breathe Again” has steadily gained airplay and progressively hits music charts all over the country – already topping radio countdowns in the Philippines. Chicosci has also recently released its music video, directed by Bernard Dacanay with whom the boys previously worked with in “A Promise” and “Diamond Shotgun (Lock & Load).”
Your browser may not support display of this image. Much like the ballad itself, the video features the band in its most basic form—perfectly complemented only by lights, shadows, and playful cinematography. “We just wanted to come up with a simple video that won’t overshadow the song. We want the song to be the highlight—not the visuals. We did manage to put in a little surprise for the viewers, though,” guitarist Ariel Lumanlan shares.
The surprise in the video, of course, is one of the country’s hottest young stars—Anne Curtis. As drummer Macoy Estacio puts it, “We’re lucky to have been able to work with such a beautiful and talented actress. She definitely made the video more eye-catching and interesting.”
“Breathe Again” is currently airing on MYX. To vote, key in MYXVOTEBREATHE AGAIN and send to 2366.
Grab a copy of their latest album FLY BLACK HEARTS under MCA music available in all major record bars nationwide. To download the ringback tone of DIAMOND SHOTGUN, key in the code DIAMONDSHOTGUN and send to 2728 for Smart Subscribers, and the code KE783 and send to 2332 for Globe Subscribers. To download the ringback tone of their current single BREATHE AGAIN, text the code AGAIN and send to 2728 for Smart subscribers, or the code KF821 and send to 2332 for Globe Subscribers. FLY BLACK HEARTS is released exclusively under MCA Music Inc.