Skychurch Release ‘Perspective’ Music Video

Back in February, Skychurch flew to Yokohama, Japan, to perform at Performing Arts Meeting 2018 (TPAM). Their part in the program was in collaboration with Contact Gonzo, a group whose performance is somewhere between streetfighting and dance.

Clearly, the band saw the group’s visceral performance as a perfect fit to their song “Perspective.” Parts of the performance can be seen in the music video for this confrontational track.

In our interview with the band from Issue No. 182, vocalist/bassist Russell Dela Cruz revealed that this song was supposed to be a song for his side-project, Backbreaker. After that band disbanded, he, Robert, and Jomal tweaked it into a Skychurch song. He also explained its meaning: “Kung ano yung perspective mo sa isang bagay, ‘yun yung kalalabasan niya. So kung pangit paningin mo, pangit ang mangyayari. ‘Yun lang naman ang essence.”

Now, he tells us that the performance footage (the ones that aren’t from TPAM) was shot in Imus, Cavite, behind a taho factory. “It was really hot given that the area was a bodega of some sort. The sweating and gasping for air are real.”

They hit a speed bump earlier on in the shoot, but they found a solution for it right away:

“The video shoot took only like half a day. Nagtagal lang kami dahil sa lack of volume (or, as they call it, decibels) because what we had was low wattage monitors. We were able to work around it as we played live with audio. We also can’t do acting. that’s [another reason] why we preferred to do everything live (Laughs).”

This video was teased back in April, days before they took the stage at Pulp Summer Slam XVIII. Now, it’s finally here, available for streaming. Enjoy:

The video was directed by Boriz Vicente (of CDM Pictures) and produced by Numinous. The track was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Point Bee Multimedia.

Skychurch are in Issue No. 195 (May-June 2018). It’s still available in stores. Grab it while you still can!