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Hey Moonshine’s, ‘We’ll Break this War’ Music Video Launch

HEY MOONSHINE is an eight-piece southern blues rock and roll band that was under Viva Records last October 2019. The members are all professionals as the group is composed of a lawyer, a medical doctor, two engineers, a journalist, a chef, a teacher and a graphic artist. Their music is a combination of Southern Rock, Blues and Rock and Roll. They incorporate a harmonica, two female backup vocals and three guitars in their tunes, giving their music a heavy, yet soulful and gospel feel. They sing songs about peace, love and environmental harmony.

WE’LL BREAK THIS WAR was written in response to growing global panic due to various threats by militant countries. While most people were feeling the sense of helplessness and defenselessness, Hey Moonshine sought to assure the world that peace and harmony can be achieved thru unity. Hence, the recurring phrase in the song “Together, we’ll break this war”.

Hey Moonshine released a new version of the song specifically for their upcoming music video. They dubbed it as the “MV Version”. It features a new remix and remastering. It also features additional female back-up vocals and an extended harmonica solo. It is available in Spotify and in all other digital stores today, February 4, 2020.

We’ll Break this War’s music video was directed by ARVIN “KADIBOY” BELARMINO, a multi-awarded and internationally acclaimed independent film director. He is known for films such as “Nakaw” (Best Director at the Short and Sweet Film Festival 2017 in Hollywood, California; Best Fiction Film at the 3rd Minikino Film Festival in Jakarta Indonesia; Best Short Film at the Gawad Urian Awards; and Feather of Excellence at the Festival de Cine Paz in Mindanao); “Kyel” (Best Director and Best Film at the Pelikultura Film Festival); “The Death of Pablo” (exhibited in Cinema Rehiyon 2016; QCinema International Film Festival Philippines 2017; and North Luzon Film Festival 2018 in Isabela, Philippines) and “Kadena” (Independent Achievement Awards in New York City). He also directed the music video of the song Against the Ropes, by Typecast which was nominated as Best Music Video in the Myx Music Awards 2018.

The Assistant Director for music video is none other than SIGFREID BARROS SANCHEZ, a veteran director of films and music videos. He is known for movies such as “Magtanggol” (Special Jury Prize for Social Change at the European-Philippine Film Festival in Italy; and the Audience Choice Award at the International Film Festival 2016 in New York); “Ang Mga Kidnaper ni Ronnie Lazaro” (Best Film at the 1st Sineng Pambansa Film Festival in Davao City); “Huling Biyahe” (Grand Jury Prize at the 2nd Sineng Pambansa Film Festival and was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director at the Gawad Urian Awards); and Tsardyer (nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Musical Score and Best Supporting Actor at tge Gawad Urian Awards. He is also known for the music videos of Hari ng Sablay by Sugarfree (Best Music Video at the Awit Awards); The Day You Said Goodnight by Hale; Tollgate by Hale; Gitara by Parokya Ni Edgar; Till They Take My Heart Away by Kyla; Okey Lang by Shamrock and Anghel by Stonefree.

The music video features some great actors and actresses namely RAUL MORIT (Best Actor for his roles in “Tubero” at the Independent Shorts Awards; “Gone” at the Saint Benilde Film Festival; “Mea Culpa” at the Pelikultura Film Festival and “Incenco” at the Cineberde Film Festival); ERLINDA VILLALOBOS (Best Actress for her role in “Ang Laswa ni Lola Mame” was nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Manang Biring”); COLEEN PEREZ (Cardinal Best Actress 2018 for her role in “Dapithapon”; Most Promising Kapuso Star 2016; PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2015; New Movie Actress of the Year Nominee for her role in “1st ko si 3rd”; and Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Nominee for “1st ko si 3rd); BODSON LEFROI REYES (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat as “Joseph” and New Yorker in Tondo “as Tony”.

Two upcoming child stars were also featured in the Music Video, namely FLORIANNE JESSIEPINK BESA and MATTHEW PINEDA.

We’ll Break this War Music Video will be launched on February 8, 2020 at El Chante MNL in Poblacion Makati. Aside from Hey Moonshine, the show will also feature performances by two other Viva Artists BRISOM and BENNY BUNNY BAND. It will also feature two of Redhorse Muziklaban’s 2020 Finalists SWITCHBLADE MANILA and MOLAY. Finally, up and coming funk act WATASHIWATS will also be preforming at the launch.

The Music Video will be available for streaming on YouTube on February 12, 2020.


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