When Mangchi released the album “Nega Mola” back in September, 2014, I downloaded it immediately and played it in my car over and over again. I couldn’t get enough. “Gook Boy” could easily be the personal story of struggle of the lead vocalist for the band, Steebeeweebee (@quangou). The music video for the song has been finally released with this press release:
From the warehouses and brothels of some mangled mountainside our hero Steve Lee scours the scorched earth searching for the one and only GookBoy: Peter Tong. You’ve seen him everywhere, wearing a mini-backpack, carrying way too many books, waving his long bangs that block his looks; with glasses that magnify his eyes and his eyes almost every time clogged with the membranes of mucus from tears shed earlier. You might call him a nerd; we call him the cure. This isn’t some sorry meditation, this is Mangchi- we’re goth, we’re sensitive and most of us are close to 40 years old if we haven’t already gotten there. Point being it’s never too late to love yourself and we mean more than touching. Don’t forget to fret and remember to remember that there is no one that can do anything for you. You have to work. And never stop.
Directed and Edited by Paco Raterta. Shot by Lulu and Jason Jaworski. Additional footage by Czar Campos and Paco Raterta. Special Thanks Christian Acuña, Genevieve Iñumerable, Vanessa Ulgado and Jessica Yang.