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Saturday, 15 June 2013 13:00

Malta: June's Favourite Tunes by Ira Losco

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escflashmalta.com is proud to present another editorial piece by Ira Losco, former representative of Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest as well as one of the most popular female singers in the Maltese Islands. Following her return to the local music scene around a year ago, it seems that everything is moving right on track with both her initial singles What I'd Give and The Person I Am proving to be major hits as well as her latest studio album The Fire which peaked at number #1 on iTunes for more than two months.

Dear All, Summer is slowly creeping in and I’ve got a schedule that’s packed to the brim. I’ve also just gotten some incredible news about jet setting away again and playing amidst international stars and to huge crowds, which undoubtedly excites me!! Watch this space for more information! I’ve also started work on the NEXT VIDEO with ‘The Bigger Picture’ for the third single off The Fire. My lips are still tightly sealed about this one. Can’t wait to start filming it. It’s gonna be a blast.  Here goes my top five for the month of June!

Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey (USA)

When Lana Del Rey hit the music scene, I didn’t get it 100%. I couldn’t understand why the whining and the pining worked in a world where mass produced music was doing so well. But that’s probably why it worked. There are a few of us out there who like her way of turning each song into a 3 minute sob which tickles some musical taste buds. It’s a welcome change to all that thumping stuff we listen to on the radio. The song is also part of the soundtrack to “The Great Gatsby” which I’m dying to watch!

Come and Get It - Selena Gomez (USA)

Let’s make things crystal clear..I’m not a huge fan of Disney Club kids. I’m not a major fan of this song either, but when you’re choosing Top 5 songs for the month, they must be somewhat relevant and score the “singing along” points. Miss Gomez really does this track well. She’s turning into a real fox! Can’t believe her tender age (can’t believe she dated the Biebs either…eughhh) I really like the percussion in it and it’s very radio friendly, so I stuck it in here.

I Love It - IconaPop (Feat. Charli XCX) (SWEDEN)

I was in my teens during the late 90s. I remember wanting to do music with a passion so fervently that it was annoying to all those around me. Some of the bands I really liked at the time were Blur, Republica, Radiohead, Catatonia, The Cranberries, The Cardigans and loads more. During that time bands were VERY popular and most of them were fronted by real women. I guess THAT was really appealing to me and I couldn’t wait to front a band myself. During the same time the pop world was buzzing too and these two chicks who called themselves “Shampoo” were hitting the charts with songs like “Trouble.” They were a ton of fun and wrote the type of songs you would scream to while drinking thick shake and dipping fries into it. “I Love it” does this to me. Whenever it comes on the radio I roll my windows down and I sing to the top of my lungs. It’s an effortless pop song by the Swedish DJ Duo, Iconapop and it’s reminiscent of those carefree 90s days me thinks!

Treasure - Bruno Mars (USA)

I Love how everyone is going back to that glitzy, fun, disco sound. Bruno Mars, is totally on the ball with his new album “Unorthodox Juekbox” he seems to really be pleasing his audience with this one.  This is a feel good summer track which will I will gladly sip cocktails to, while strutting my stuff by the pool hehehe.

Up In The Air - 30 Seconds to Mars (USA)

When I first heard that Jared Leto was pushing his acting career to the side to pursue his song-writing/band one, I was sceptical. I thought he was a fine actor who chose dark and demanding roles and I thought he wouldn’t be as good a song-writer. I was however proven wrong after the first track to hit our airwaves. (previous singles were obviously released in their territory before they hit Europe) I especially like the short film by Bartholomew Cubbins which accompanies this song, featuring a number of well-known hand-picked personalities like Dita Von Teese. 

As always stay tuned to my Facebook Fanpage for status/picture/video/music updates and also some rather silly stuff. In the meantime, for those of you who STILL haven’t purchased The Fire …you can do so by clicking on the link!! My next LIVE performance open to the public, is the ever so popular Beer Festival…let’s hope that dust doesn’t screw me up this time round again :( I will obviously be holding a meet and greet session to sign albums and pose for pictures (good at that ‘un ain’t I?) Followed by a massive performance at Hal-Ghaxaq where I will be performing alongside…guess who? Shhhhh!!!! Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for another blog next month!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9tBh7ObelU

Last modified on Saturday, 15 June 2013 13:06