MNL48 premieres ‘High Tension’ Music Video

02/19/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

Tension-sion-sion-sion-sion, tension max!

The long wait is finally over as the Philippine idol group MNL48 finally dropped their newest, fun and high-energetic fifth single High Tension music video today, February 19th, 2020 on their official YouTube channel.


‘High Tension’ – featuring MNL48 Coleen, Kay, Alice, Rans, Laney, Yzabel, Dian, Aly, Sela, Abby, Sheki, Cole, Jamie, Belle, Yssa, and center girl Gabb – along with its coupling songs ‘Green Flash’ and ‘1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!’is MNL48’s fifth single that was released last November 1st during the Coslandia event. They are the Tagalized versions of the same titles of AKB48’s 46th major single released in 2016.


Before the official release of the music video, MNL48 surprised the fans by dropping the official teaser last February 9 on the official Youtube page of the idol group .The official teaser showcased another side of the girls; serving great visuals and aesthetic looks through fierce and feisty styles with stunning black, white, and silver outfits. It sure left everyone with mixed emotions as they have shared their different theories and conspiracies on the comment section about the music video.


The ‘High Tension’ music video is full of symbolisms and representation of MNL48’s victories throughout their journey. Director Miko Pelino shared the concept behind the official music video, “Concept is overcoming problems and stress from everyday life. For the video, we used symbolisms like black balloons to represent these problems. The girls overcome these obstacles by facing them head on, hence the tough vibe, sticking together and having fun.”

When asked about how MNL48’s music video differs from other sister groups’, he added, “The biggest difference from the High Tension music videos of their sister groups is that they won’t be wearing their MNL48 uniforms. And the location represents the Philippines.”


As the center of High Tension, MNL48 Gabb expressed how grateful she was about the opportunity given to her, “Hanggang ngayon po di ako makapaniwala na ako ‘yung pipiliin nila maging center ng fifth single which is the ‘High Tension’ po. To be honest, marami po talagang deserving sa spot na center kaya masasabi ko po na I’m blessed because lahat-lahat po ng paghihirap ko ay nag-pay off kaya nakaka-overwhelm po sobra.”

She also shared her overall experience and confessed about the black balloon secret, “Sobrang saya po ng filming ng music video kasi iba po ‘yung concept na gusto i-aim ng director and about po doon sa balloon, makikita niyo po na ako lang ‘yung hindi nagpaputok ng lobo kasi takot po ako. Takot po ako sa putok ng lobo pero sobrang ganda po kasi maraming scenes, maraming shots and sobrang ganda po namin lahat.”


Watch ‘High Tension’ music video here:


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