Jane De Leon, known for her portrayal of the iconic superhero Darna, has undergone a stunning transformation for the latest music video of P-pop boy group Alamat. In the video for their newest track, “Day and Night,” De Leon traded her gold-plated superhero gear for a mesmerizing mermaid tail and a captivating mythological-inspired ensemble.
The music video, which was uploaded on Alamat’s official YouTube channel last Wednesday, June 14, showcases De Leon in the role of Magindara, a mythical mermaid believed to reside in the waters of Bicol. The opening scene immerses viewers in the underwater world as De Leon gracefully swims up to the shore before magically transforming into a human, growing a pair of legs. Her transition from sea creature to human marks the beginning of a captivating storyline.
As the video progresses, viewers are captivated by De Leon’s human form, adorned in a stunning dark blue dress and Tboli brass accessories. Her curiosity and enchanting presence are met with warm smiles from Alamat’s members, Taneo, Mo, Jao, Tomas, R-Ji, and Alas. Each member holds a letter, collectively spelling out the word “Mabuhay,” a heartfelt welcome to their newfound friend.
Despite her brief journey as a human, De Leon leaves a lasting impression as she bids farewell to the group and returns to the water. The music video masterfully weaves together elements of fantasy, mythology, and cultural symbolism, creating a visually stunning experience for viewers.
In addition to the music video, De Leon shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her human character on her personal TikTok page. Despite her initial excitement, she humorously captioned the post with, “Not the best idea,” perhaps alluding to the challenges and adventures faced while portraying the enigmatic Magindara.
Directed and edited by Joey De Guzman, with creative direction by Jason Paul Laxamana, the music video exemplifies the collaborative effort of talented individuals in bringing Alamat’s artistic vision to life. Alamat, a six-member group, aims to celebrate and promote the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines through their music. Some of their previous hits, such as “ABKD,” “kasmala,” and “Maharani,” have resonated with audiences and showcased their commitment to cultural representation.
Beyond her involvement in the music video, De Leon recently expressed her joy for her mother, who recently got engaged to her partner in Japan. As De Leon continues to explore diverse roles and artistic ventures, her participation in Alamat’s music video demonstrates her versatility as an actress and her willingness to embrace unique and imaginative projects.
Overall, the music video for “Day and Night” stands as a testament to the power of collaboration, storytelling, and the ability of art to transport viewers into enchanting realms. Through the fusion of mythology, culture, and music, Alamat and Jane De Leon have created a captivating visual experience that resonates with audiences, showcasing the beauty and talent of the Philippine entertainment industry.