The SB19 member who's been venturing as a solo artist under the name, FELIP has released his latest single, "Bulan." The follow up track is accompanied by a music video that highlights Filipino deities and mythology of pre-colonial times.
The lyrics play off this theme by mentioning figures like the moon goddess Haliya, serpent-like dragon Bakunawa, and FELIP as Bulan. The disclaimer on the video explains the reason behind choosing this theme. It's a “creative interpretation of our nation’s collective memory of Filipino ancient deities. Definitive resources for this aspect of our culture have been destroyed during the colonial period, hence, the goal for this release is to encourage the youth to dig deep, discuss, and to keep this aspect of our memory alive for generations to come."
The release of “Bulan” was initially targeted for mid-May but was postponed in light of the recent presidential elections happening during that time. This was a decision by FELIP and his team as the song's goal is to “encourage discussions around our ancient culture and revisit this aspect of our collective memory as Filipinos.” This is his second solo single after the debut of "Palayo."