An artist whose name is rather synonymous with the use of the Maltese language through the medium of song is that of Janice Mangion, who after her success with the song Kewkba in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017 launched at least original song in Maltese every year. The last one, Għadu Mhux il-Waqt was a finalist in the 43rd edition of the festival L-Għanja tal-Poplu. For her performance of that same song, she was awarded with the Best Interpretation title, apart from reaching the top of the iTunes Charts in Malta once again.
14 months after that experience, after several months working on new material in the recording studio, couples with a couple of postponements due to the present situation, Janice Mangion launches the song Sajjetta fil-Bnazzi for which she penned the lyrics herrself, with Mark Scicluna and Cyprian Cassar responsible for the composition and the production. The message of this song is one which everyone may relate to, because life has a funny way of unfolding from calm seas on one day, to crushing waves the next.
“I wrote this song during these extremely difficult times, realising that certain things in life come about unexpectedly, without notice or warning. Hence the title, Sajjetta fil-Bnazzi, which I hope will serve as a means for us to appreciate life, and the people around us, cause in a split second, they might be taken away. What this pandemic has shown us, is that we are all human, and not any different from each other, especially in the eyes of God”, says Janice Mangion.
Although 2020 came with several limitations, Janice kept active during these past couple of months, participating in the song Anġli Moħbija with several artists with the aim of raising awareness about the pandemic, in a national concert featuring some of Malta’s finest and brightest albeit in a virtual format where she perfrmed Kewkba toghether with the composer whoo played the piano, whilst also seeing all the material she has published released on a digital compilation.
Sajjetta fil-Bnazzi is now part of the year as well, and the visual used to promote this song was thought of, and created by Far Out Visuals. The song was officially published around a month ago, and has steadily risen to more than 10K views on YouTube, with the song also peaking at number 5 on Malta’s Top Twenty. This would not be possible with the support oof several entities, including: Monsoon Malta, X Cells Beauty Therapy & Make-Up, Golden Curls Salon, Salini Resort,Alistair Floral Design, ICAM, Ironic PR & Artist Management and CAP-Sounds.
If you’d like to hear the song, and also discover more information about it, we urge you to visit Janice Mangion on her social media platforms here: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.