P-pop group SB19 premiered the music video for their latest single "WYAT (Where You At)" on Friday, September 2.
The four-minute music video featured different eras in music—from retro, disco, to modern pop.
SB19 member Justin de Dios is the creative director of the video. The lyrics were written by member Pablo Nase who also produced the song with his brother Joshua Daniel Nase. The video was choreographed by Stell Ajero.
"We’ve been performing for almost half of our lives together, and due to the pandemic, our world was suddenly put on hold. I felt a disconnection among the group brought about by the lockdown, and I’ve wanted to reach out to them through this song," Pablo shared in an interview with Business Mirror about the inspiration behind the song.
With this new track, fans get to see a brand new style and music from the group.
"Our team often tries to do something different from what we’ve done before; we’re always evolving," Josh explained.
The music video instantly became a hot topic online when it premiered on Friday.
Fans were quick to express their excitement about SB19's new song.
"On top of #SB19 visuals, their solid vocals, upbeat dance moves and the overall concept of #WYAT music video gives a very cool vibe. The meaning of the song's lyrics hits differently after we have survived the pandemic. Kudos to everyone behind this beautiful song @SB19Official," one fan said on social media.
"Every element in #WYAT music video comes together perfectly. I love that @SB19Official put a lot of easter eggs which makes it more interesting to watch constantly. I'm seeing some theories already from A'Tin and I'm so excited to see and discover more hidden details from the MV," another fan commented.
The song became the number song on the Philippine iTunes chart after 24 hours. It also topped the iTunes charts in Singapore, Hong Kong, UAR, and Qatar.
"WYAT (Where You At)" also entered the iTunes charts in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Canada, and
The music video has already gained more than 678K views as of this writing.
Following the release of their new song, SB19 is set to stage a concert called "WYAT (Where You At) Tour" at the Araneta Coliseum on September 17. They will also be staging concerts in Clark, Cebu, and Davao.
The group will also be headlining shows in different countries like the US, UAE, and Singapore, among others.