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Pretty Loser – Sheila and the Insects (Official MV)

February 7, 2013

Clementine

Twenty one years in the music circuit, off and on, has not mellowed the band. They still sound as belligerent as punks, with a light coating of jaded sophistication. “Pretty Loser” has the snappy drumbeat, edgy guitars and snarky lyrics that one has come to expect from Sheila and the Insects. It’s their version of an “ode to unrequited love,” but one could also interpret it as giving unrequited love the middle finger.

Single released 09 January 2013 | Lilystars Records
Words and Music by Orven Enoveso
http://sheilaandtheinsects.com

Buy link: http://lilystarsrecords.bandcamp.com/…

Vote for “Pretty Loser” MV online at the poll section of MYX Philippines http://www.myxph.com

Video Production Credits:
Production House: Southernlads
Director and Edit: Karl Lucente
Director of Photography: Neil Briones, Steven Atenta
Production Manager: Steven Canete
Storyboard: Edgardo Butawan Jr.
Graffer: Steven Canete, Trenary Guerrero
Production Design: Gale Osorio, Katrena Malicay, Anne Amores
Make-up Artist: Bea Sagun
Colorist: Neil Briones
Character and Costume Design: Miles Semblante and Christine Francia

Cast:
The Fox: Ian Joplin Virrey
The Deer: Gino Almedilla
The Hunters: Ian Zafra, Orven Enoveso, Vince Yap, Wesley Chiongbian
Special Thanks: Ate Merlin, Hidden Paradise, Val Yap, April, Debbie

“Pretty Loser” by Sheila and the Insects, an Ode to Unrequited Love

January 9, 2013

Jo Poblete

Fans of Sheila and the Insects (SATI) may choke on their drinks and swallow their tongues upon hearing “Pretty Loser,” the newest single from the alternative pop group. At the very least, the song will not fail to snag one’s attention, while putting one’s back up.

Leave it to SATI to break their lingering silence with an anti-love song. (Not counting solo efforts in between, their prior single came out in 2008, whereas their last album, Flowerfish, was released in 2005.) Twenty one years in the music circuit, off and on, has not mellowed the band. They still sound as belligerent as punks, with a light coating of jaded sophistication.

PrettyLoserCoverArt


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“Pretty Loser” has the snappy drumbeat, edgy guitars and snarky lyrics – “If by chance you end up alone, well/ I think I might take you in for free/ … You’re such a loser but I don’t mind” – that one has come to expect from SATI. It’s their version of an “ode to unrequited love” (but one could also interpret it as giving unrequited love the middle finger).

If the song sounds a bit familiar, SATI started playing “Pretty Loser” in gigs back in 2005, after the release of Flowerfish (remember “Quick to Panic” and the mild insult “You don’t turn me on?”). An early version of the song was recorded sometime in April 2010 at Zzubu Recording Studios with Paul Cañada, intended for inclusion in a possible EP or full album.

The band, however, fell off-track (hence the rumors that they had disbanded) and the single was shelved until Ian Zafra decided to rework the song with long-time SATI collaborator Micmic Demeterio. Prior to recording, Orven Enoveso made a convincing pitch to add a coda for closure in the final arrangement.

Now SATI – Enoveso on vocals/guitar, Zafra on lead guitar, Wesley Chiongbian on bass and new member Vince Yap on drums – is “back” in circulation, with a tighter sound to be unleashed on the listening public in an upcoming Cebu-Manila-Singapore tour. Watch out for the buzz.

You can purchase a digital copy of  “Pretty Loser” here: http://lilystarsrecords.bandcamp.com/track/pretty-loser
Visit the band’s new official website at http://sheilaandtheinsects.com