Benjamin Kheng has returned with a brand-new song, ‘Good For A Time‘ — an acoustic pop-R&B track that features Filipino artist Bea Lorenzo on vocals.
Filipino singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo was brought on as a feature, turning the song into a duet and highlighting the shared experience of heartbreak as explored throughout the lyrics.
Lorenzo describes the song as the seconds of silence between two people facing the realisation of no longer being good for each other:
“‘Good For A Time’ takes that brief moment and stretches it into a bittersweet 2-and-a-half minutes, painting a picture of young love and the peace that can come with letting go.” On working with Kheng she says, “Working with an artist like Ben, who was so open-minded and caring throughout the process, I was reminded of the joys of honest songwriting and the power it holds in a storytelling space.”
“It was serendipitous having Bea Lorenzo as a duet partner,” says Kheng, “She gave the piece a stunning voice and made the story all the more poignant. Being separated by miles due to the pandemic gave an added depth to the reality of the song.”
Set in the empty late-night cityscape of Singapore and Manila, the music video depicts Kheng and Lorenzo as ex-lovers reuniting for the first time since their separation.
Singaporean Photographer and Director Lenne Chai took the helm. Inspired by her own experiences as a young teen, Chai wanted to capture the feeling of young love and longing. We follow Kheng and Lorenzo as they mull over their memories of being in love and exploring the city to extend their time together.
Given that Kheng and Lorenzo were in different countries at the time, filming was done concurrently with a remote team in Manila led by director Simon Te and cinematographer Renz Gonzalez.
‘Good For A Time’ is now available on all streaming platforms. Listen to the new single on Spotify, below: