Taguig City-based shoegaze/dream pop solo act Noel Cruz has released a music video for “So Rewarding”, the lead single and the first track off of his 2020 EP titled English Ramen.
Much like the EP, which was entirely recorded on GarageBand by using an iPhone, an iRig adapter, a pop filter, and a couple of guitars, the music video is a DIY effort that was mostly shot at home during the quarantine. Due to its vintage/lo-fi nature and the frequent use of a Super 8mm film-Esque overlay, the video is a throwback to 90s shoegaze/dream pop videos from the likes of Japanese Breakfast, Lush, Drop Nineteens, Slowdive, and Chapterhouse. A follow-up to English Ramen is currently being recorded and is set to be released sometime this year. Noel Cruz is spearheaded by Jeric Noel Venturina, who also plays/writes music for the bands T f r, Eiffel, south ohana, and Lara.