It’s been a fantastic year for Filipino Folk-Pop group Ben&Ben. First, their widely successful sophomore album Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno, has amassed over 30 million Spotify streams and counting since its release. Then they nabbed their first MYX Awards for “Mellow Video of the Year” and “Collaboration of the Year” with Moira. To add to that, they teamed up with P-Pop group SB19 on a Band Version of the group’s song MAPA, which now has over 12 million views on Youtube. But, Ben&Ben isn’t stopping there. They just teamed up with best-selling Taiwanese singer-songwriter WeiBird on the new collaborative single Cheap Love.
Cheap Love is the first single off WeiBird’s first official English album. It follows the success of his fifth studio album, Sounds Of My Life, which peaked at No.1 on Taiwanese album charts in 2020, and received four nominations at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Mandarin Album.
With stripped-down instrumentation embracing listeners with a sense of comforting warmth; Cheap Love expresses the woes and triumphs of a generation caught up in romantic longing and desire. The collaboration between Weibird and Ben&Ben came naturally between the talented artists. With the track already written and produced by WeiBird, Ben&Ben came in, adding to the arrangement helping create a more polished version of the original track.
“I wrote, played and produced the whole song on the album version. However, for this collab I haven’t had to do much because Ben&Ben was amazing. I remember listening to a demo of them playing along to my original track, and I could already imagine how it would come to be later. And the final results were not far from my imagination. It was awesome.”WeiBird on Ben&Ben
Cheap Love is out now on all digital music platforms via Sony Music Taiwan.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Sony Music Philippines