The P-Pop kings are officially back! SB19 just announced their upcoming new EP, titled “PAGTATAG!” releasing on June 9, 2023 and their first single dropping sometime this month.
The big news comes with a trailer that reflects the process of a plant in cultivation, depicting the early growing process of a strong tree.
The visuals revolve around the story of the Ikalawang Yugto trilogy, which continues the concept of their previously released EP, Pagsibol. In addition to their forthcoming drop “PAGTATAG!” the group will also release another project to continue this theme. “PAGTATAG!” is a 6-track EP that aims to be their most sonically adventurous release yet, exploring new genres and music styles that will surely excite fans.
Xi-Anne Avanceña, and SB19’s Pablo and Justin serve as creative directors of the cinematic trailer, which is set in a post-apocalyptic world where all resources are scarce, leaving all humans hopeless as they try to save the last plant that will save the world.
SB19 explains in a statement, “The trailer proceeds as everyone conducts different experiments to try and salvage their last hope. In the end, the only answer to the plant’s propagation is their own blood.”
Aside from getting their acting bag done with flying colors, SB19 also worked with acclaimed actor Pepe Herrera on the trailer for "PAGTATAG!". The WYAT chart-toppers are all praise for the collaboration with the versatile film/theater actor. “Pepe Herrera is one of the actors that we truly admire,” shares the award-winning Filipino boyband. “Though we were not able to spend much time with him, he was very professional. But there’s something about him that, even when he’s serious, he still gave a funny vibe. It was very easy working with him. It was just a fun experience.”
Apart from the trailer, SB19 also announced the schedule for their upcoming world tour, which will kick off at the Araneta Coliseum on June 24-25, 2023, and will have its stops in multiple cities across the Philippines, United States, Canada, and more. Check out the full list and watch the trailer below!
June 24-25, 2023 - Manila
July 21, 2023 - Chicago, IL
July 22, 2023 - Dallas, TX
July 28, 2023 - SFO
July 29, 2023 - LA
Aug 5, 2023 - NYC
Aug 6, 2023 - Washington DC
Aug 11, 2023 - Toronto
Aug 13, 2023 - Winnipeg
Aug 18, 2023 - Vancouver
Aug 19, 2023 – Edmonton