BEN&BEN's New Song "Lifetime" Inspired By A Fan's Heartbreaking YouTube Comment
Ben&Ben pulled off a midnight release for their brand new song "Lifetime"! The band crafted yet another potential hit with this folk-pop ballad inspired by a fan's heartbreaking story which she shared on the comments section of their “Pagtingin” music video on YouTube.
The fan who goes by the alias “Anne Jou”, wrote: “…instead of telling him what I actually felt, I hid and buried my feelings. And you know what happens to feelings that are buried? They grow. The like I felt for him became love. I wrote poems, songs. After 8 years, I attended his wedding [last] January. And guess what? The world is really overly-cruel. Before his wedding, he thanked me for being his best friend and told me that before he met the girl he got married to, he loved me first. For 5 years. But he was also scared of losing me so he just decided to keep it. I was shocked and I slightly had anger towards the world. We didn't know that if only one of us dared to make a move, a lifetime was waiting for us. So people, while you can, please express how you really feel so that in the end you won't regret anything.”
update: so.. this kept us up last night that we ended up writing a new song about it https://t.co/hzDmgQmPo2— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) May 12, 2020
This online confession inspired the nine-piece collective to make a song, proving how moving and powerful words can be, when shared from a place of earnestness and raw honesty.
But because of the ongoing quarantine, the whole songwriting and recording process was done from their respective homes. Admittedly, it was a huge challenge but somehow Ben&Ben pulled through and finished the song in a few days. “Lifetime” was mixed by veteran sound engineer JP Verona and mastered by Grammy winner Leon Zervos who's worked with P!nk, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Beastie Boys, and Willie Nelson.
And yup, the commenter's line “a lifetime waiting for us” really stuck with Ben&Ben who included it on the song’s chorus. Listen to the track below:
Ben&Ben is nominated for Artist of the Year as well Song of the Year and Mellow Video of the Year for "Pagtingin" on the MYX Awards 2020. Support your favorites by voting daily on myxph.com/myxawards until July 10!
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