Fools: a visual delight
The first treat came in the form of Fools music video – a visually arresting piece that follows a non-linear format.
“The song in itself is very emotional, through the song, we were able to hear heavy emotions. This time, through the video, we wanted to visualize what those emotions are” says Nathan Huang, N&M’s lead singer and guitarist.
Released as a single last year, Fools has garnered nearly a million streams on Spotify and YouTube combined, achieving instant success even without an album release.
Rumours: a fascinating follow-up
Following in the footsteps of their well-received debut track Fools, Nathan & Mercury’s Rumours was also released on the same day as the latest single. Written as a direct response to the ever-so-thriving culture of gossip, tattletales, and fake news, the band’s funky pop jam thumps over instrumentation with renewed energy and starry-eyed groove, showcasing their looser, more confident side.
“It’s a spell of rant coming from someone who is tired of all the lies”, shares drummer Daniel Monong.
The music video of Rumours was also released on the very same day as Fools, showing bits and pieces of a story without much explanation. “We wanted to emulate what it would be like to hear a rumor, we did that by depriving the viewers of the whole picture”, bassist Angelo Sison explains.
The music video is helmed by Kevin Mayuga, the director behind Chicosci’s Buzzin, Moonwlk’s Prefer, and Nathan & Mercury’s very own Fools. “We trust him enough to get the job done; initially, we briefed him on the Fools MV only, but along the process we thought it would be nice to have him on board for Rumours MV as well since we saw how prepared and committed he is since meeting #1 and so on”. Guitarist Alex Samonte points out.
Way before the release of its studio version, the live performance of Rumours has earned the band a nomination in the MYX Music Awards 2019 for Bandarito Performance of the Year. It also remains a gig favorite among fans who have followed Nathan & Mercury’s career from the start.
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