Clara Benin’s newest music video will definitely give viewers the feels. The Manila-based superstar’s latest release for “blink” definitely stays true to the song’s emotional rollercoaster.
Heavily inspired by Michel Gondry’s classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind movie, the music video finds the folk-pop phenom waking up in bed on a distant shoreline of a beach, while navigating her journey towards healing and self-preservation.
The aesthetically pleasing music video was directed by Josh Elefan, a close friend and frequent collaborator of Benin. “We actually came up with the concept together, this video is so personal to the both of us.”
Clara Benin has recently been announced as one of the first artists under Sony’s new regional label OFFMUTE. She also recently was featured on a giant billboard at Times Square in New York for Spotify’s EQUAL campaign, a global movement that serves as an initiative of the streaming platform to amplify the work of outstanding women and gender-nonconforming musicians.
Stream "blink" here, watch the music video below and stay tuned for more music from Clara Benin this year!
A month ahead of International Women’s Day, Clara Benin is the latest Filipino singer-songwriter to land on the Spotify billboard at Times Square in New York. She is another Filipina part of the EQUAL Campaign that aims to amplify the work of outstanding women and gender-nonconforming musicians.
She shares that being part of the campaign is exciting and "hopes our music (OPM) reaches and inspires more people from all over the world." As the current campaign's cover artist, two of her songs, "blink" and “Araw’t Gabi” are also featured in the playlist. "blink" was produced by acclaimed electronic/indie artist The Ringmaster, and features multi-instrumentalist Gabba Santiago on drums. The track finds refuge in reliving Benin’s past without any hint of regret.
Having amassed more than 30 million streams on Spotify alone and just releasing "blink", Benin has more music on the way. "I’ve been writing a lot the past two years and very excited to work on them this year for an upcoming album." She is the first Filipino signed under Sony Music’s OFFMUTE— a Southeast Asian record label that’s entirely dedicated to giving artists a voice, an audience, and an opportunity for cross-collaboration within the region.
About Clara Benin
Clara Benin is the indie darling of the Philippines. One of the firsts under Sony’s new regional label OFFMUTE, her signature angelic voice and melodic acoustic guitar sound bring a kind of serenity to her music. She's collaborated with Singaporean artists Charlie Lim for a remake of her hit single, “Wine” and Gentle Bones for the pop track, “A Day At A Time”.
The acoustic-folk artist has performed her music at festivals like Wanderland Arts and Music Festival in the Philippines, Music Matters in Singapore, and Zandari Festa in Korea. She sold out her first solo concert in 2016 for her album “Coming Home” and had a back-to-back concert with fellow artist Ben&Ben in 2018.
Cover Photo Credit: Clara Benin