10 Very Cool Pinoy Music Videos

From the hip to the cinematic, these visuals make our favorite local songs even better.

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(SPOT.ph) Music is never just a listening experience; it's there to entertain us and to make us think and feel. And while hearing carefully constructed melodies are always a pleasure, the sensation is magnified when a song has some superb visual accompaniment. Music videos, when done right, can wow us and maybe even bring a completely new understanding of our favorite tracks. For this list, we look at a few of the cool local music videos that are so good, they're almost like mini-movies.



Song: "Building Too"

Album: The Neon Hour

Artist: BP Valenzuela

Director and animator: Christine Silva

The music video for "Building Too" makes us see all too familiar situations in a new, animated light. What we may consider routine and dull is given a fresh and colorful take in this visual masterpiece. Plus, director and animator Christine Silva's drawings and selection of colors capture the hipness of everyone's favorite, BP Valenzuela.




Song: "Hari ng Tondo"

Album: Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story movie soundtrack

Artist: Gloc 9 feat. Denise

Director: Rico Gutierrez

What can we say; this music video is a cinematic masterpiece. It's a montage of scenes from the award-winning local crime film, Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, featuring local action stars like Jeorge "E.R." Estregan, Phillip Salvador, John Regala, and Ronnie Lazaro. It's a kick-ass visual for an equally kick-ass track. 



Song: "Astro"

Album: Urban Gulaman

Artist: Radioactive Sago Project

Director: RA Rivera

You can't really expect anything less than a riot when you get Ramon Bautista, Lourd de Veyra, Jun Sabayton, and director RA Rivera working together. Here is a hilarious music video featuring fashion statements from years past, comedic acting, and some pretty amusing subtitles. Make no mistake, though; there's a clear and entertaining narrative to this production. 



Song: "Out of Control"

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Album: Zilch

 Artist: Pupil

Director: Erin Pascual

Pupil's "Out of Control" music video features the gorgeous Ornusa Cadness and lots of CGI. It gives a glimpse of a dystopian future where everything is, you guessed it, out of control. The artfully made moving picture literally ends with a bang. 



Song: "Fly"

Album: Virgo

Artist: June Marieezy

Director: Miguel Aragon

Music and nature goddess June Marieezy brings us to a different dimension in her music video for "Fly." She takes us to the waters and into the woods as she croons and raps for the audience. The kaleidoscopic shots add more mystique to the highly creative visual.



Song: "Halik ni Hudas"

Album: Wolfgang and Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles movie soundtrack

Artist: Wolfgang

Director: Erik Matti (movie)

Featuring scenes from the movie Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles, the "Halik ni Hudas" music video is a dark production, which with every second brings us to the edge of our seats. It boasts a strong Filipino theme as it sheds light on our rich and fascinating folklore.




Song: "Huling El Bimbo"

Album: Cutterpillow

Artist: Eraserheads

Director: Auraeus Solito

Here's a music video that will have you feeling nostalgic...not just for the well-loved music of the Eraserheads but also for your fondest childhood memories. The bittersweet moving picture by Auraeus Solito perfectly captures the innocence of childhood and the eventual complications of adulthood. 



Song: "Otomatik"

Album: Kaya Mo Mag-Sando?

Artist: Pedicab

Director: RA Rivera

Pedicab brings us the different sights and sounds of Vietnam in their music video for "Otomatik." We see them on foot, on bikes, and on boats; we see them chowing down on local delicacies and taking in the nightlife. It's thrilling to witness the guys of Pedicab bring their own brand of fun to a different territory.



Song: "Taxi Taxi"

Album: KaapiN EP

Artist: KaapiN

Animator: Megan Palero

This animated music video for KaapiN's "Taxi Taxi" is a surreal and visually stimulating representation of their music. It showcases hypnotic patterns and bizarre creatures in a world that anyone with a wild imaginations would appreciate.




Song: "Riverchild"

Album: Riverchild EP

Artist: Clara Benin

Video by: Josh Elefan, Kevin Abril, and Mark Mariano

Clara Benin and team prove less is more in this music video. The young indie-folk artist walks the urban streets with her trusty guitar, city lights softly seen in the background. There's a nice contrast between her slow pace and the city that continues to go about its business. 

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