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Luis Villanueva excites fans with a new music video

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Multi-talented Luis Villanueva released the music video for the first single ‘Wish U Were Here’ from his forthcoming EP. A Filipino film student at Columbia University, Luis undertook the task of directing the entire production stages of the music video. Pulling out all the strings in the creative direction, editing and writing of the video, Luis was also the primary cinematographer. 

Stream / Download: Luis Villanueva –  ‘Wish U Were Here’ 

The music video is an interesting mix of futuristic-laden shots with organic natural environments complemented by dream-like visuals, cinema-like projections, and films of individuals in art still-style poses. The futuristic visuals present alien-like symbols. The dream-like visuals contain people doing everyday things. The video is delectably artistic and captivating, telling a story about the world’s diversity in a few minutes. The video is a robust presentation of life as it happens every day. 

Luis Villanueva discusses the rationale and vision for the music video: “The goal of this project is to expose the world to Filipino artistry – we wanted to show this symbolically by shooting in 5 different countries. By including scenes shot in Manila and New York, we’re juxtaposing Filipino art with an already established cultural hub in Tribeca”.

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