January 20, 2020

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escflashmalta.com in collaboration with Jagged House has been presenting a montly blog written by Ira Losco, a former representative of Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest and one of the most recognised female vocalists in the country. Around a year ago, following an extended period of time off, Ira Losco returned to the local music scene with the track What I'd Give which won her several accolades. Soon after, the launch of both the album entitled The Fire and the second single, bearing the name The Person I Am featuring guest vocals by David Leguesse. The third single off the album entitled Me Luv You Long Time is set to get an official video release in the next couple of weeks.

I can’t wait for you all to watch the Me Luv u Long Time video!!! The Bigger Picture have done an unbelievable job and the song is doing extremely well! It’s peaked at number 1 on the 89.7 Bay Radio Top 10 and is already at number 7 in the Top 30. Everyone I meet tells me how much they really like the track, that obviously makes me so happy. It’s such a satisfaction to write an album, which is really touching people in every way possible. Ira Losco listens to music from all over the world in whatever genre they might be, adding to the whole intrigue of her selection and as a matter of fact, let's see what her Top 5 Tracks for the month are!

Capital Cities - Safe and Sound (USA)

This track by American indie rock duo has already sold over a million copies in the US.  It’s got a fresh summer sound and I’m dead curious to listen to their album. I can’t find any reference to its date of release, but I’m sure if there’s more where this came from, it’ll be good. 

True Love - P!nk ft. Lily Allen (USA)

No one sings about Love like P!nk does. She really tells it as it is. The nitty gritty parts of the relationship, us women moan to our best friends about. And she does it so well. I love her tongue n cheek lyrics and her cheeky videos, which now features  her daughter alongside her husband Carey Hart, who was in another two videos prior to this one. It seems she hasn’t saved her acting talents for videos alone, P!nk is going to star alongside fellow actress Gwyneth Paltrow in the upcoming movie “Thanks for Sharing.”

Lose yourself To Dance - Daft Punk (France/USA)

Again Pharrell William’s sexy vocals and Nile Rodgers invaluable touch to the track Lose Yourself To Dance make it one of my favourites off Daft Punk’s album “Random Access Memories.”  I don’t believe it is one of the strongest singles so far, but it grooves and makes you want to hit the dance floor……an LED Dance floor that is! heheh

Alive - Empire of The Sun (Australia)

I have a soft spot for Oz musicians, to me they see the world from a different perspective. They have a style of their own. I can’t put my finger on it, but they sound more organic than most other European/UK bands do. That’s just my thought, but that’s what I feel when I listen to their music. Alive is the first single from their album Ice on Dune which Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun are a duo, the other being Nick Littlemore) compared to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, but said they have better songs. Strong statement…haven’t heard their full album yet, but will do, just to see if he’s right or not ;-) 

Ellie Goulding - Burn (UK)

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ellie Goulding is one of my favourite Brit artists this year. Her timbre is  gorgeous, airy, yet strong, it’s a voice which soothes. This single really knocked everyone’s socks off. ‘Burn’ is the fourth single released off her album Halycon. And just to set the record straight, cause a few people are convinced she is… she’s not dating Calvin Harris…the kissing, caressing and fondling was just for the video to I Need Your Love released by Harris last April. Harris is actually dating Rita Ora. :-p

As always stay tuned to my Facebook Fanpage for status/picture/video/music updates and BRAND NEW VIDEO updates THIS weekend!!! For those of you who STILL haven’t purchased The Fire …you can do so by clicking here!! The band and I are getting geared up for our performance in Zabbar alongside Trbali. We will be hitting the stage first at around 9pm and Tribali will end the show. Entrance is FREE and I will be holding Meet & Greet sessions after the performance. Looking forward to meeting all of you!!!


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Dear All, I can’t believe how many of you have written to me to say they loved the Beland Concert in Aid of Puttinu Cares!!! I was overjoyed to meet a lot of you at the FIRST “meet and Greet” session I’ve had since the release of The Fire and many came over to sign their copies and take pictures. It is always so heart-warming to meet the people who are fundamental towards the success story of an album….and you were all there to say hello and tell me how much you love this album!! Watch this space for more information about upcoming gigs.

I’m also still impressed that for 7 …yes 7 weeks The Person I Am held the number one spot on 89.7 Bay’s Top 10, with the cherry on the cake being the entry of The Person I Am  at Number 1 on Bay’s Top 30, and staying there for 3 weeks. It’s always amazing to be amidst the international acts! Well enough talk, let’s get down to the nitty gritty!! Apart from succeeding on the local charts on 89.7 Bay, consistency was also key through the iTunes charts and for this, I would like to thank, ALL of you who support me throughout my endeavours!

Only Teardrops - Emmelie De Forest (Denmark)

One of the most well written songs I spotted in last Tuesday’s Eurovision Semi-Final. I like Emmelie’s execution of the song. It has its similarities to other songs in the international market right now, which makes it a good contender for the top spot in this year’s contest.

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell (USA)

You may ask why Pharrell Williams features TWICE in my top 5 as you will see….well the reason is plain and simple, the man knows how to hit all the ‘sexy/naughty/funky’ buttons while writing/producing a record. This song’s video was no stranger to controversy after youtube removed it for sexual content woopsy heheh Robin Thicke however sure as hell didn’t need the unrated video to push this song, because it screams radio all the way!!!!

Giorgio Moroder: Racer (ITALY)

Giorgio, Giorgio, Giorgio…you are the reason why I ADORE Electronica/synth pop. I still remember my parents playing their LPs or the tracks blaring out of our radio those days. What I love about this 73 year old songwriter/record producer is that he has always moved with the times, yet holding on to that very unique sound which accompanied many through the 70/80s and which people, Like ME, still gag for till this present day. He is after all a person who has influenced many… besides giving us sound tracks to some of the most colossal movies during the time, “Midnight Express” and “Scarface.” Giorgio we bow down and salute you!!

Daft Punk: Get Lucky Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers (France/USA)

Where do I begin? The Ultimate French Dance duo to have ever graced the face of this galaxy? CHECK…..the sexiest coloured Rapper/producer/vocalist to hail from the US of A….CHECK……one of the coolest most influential Producer/song writer/musician/arranger/musician from the 70s till the present day who enlists Madonna, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Duran Duran and David Bowie…as people he has worked for…CHECK…Can the collaboration BE more amazing than this??? This is ONE track, which is going to be hot on our airwaves throughout Summer. 

Gianluca Bezzina – Tomorrow (Malta)

Gianluca gets on Malmo’s Stage in Sweden tonight to represent us!!! I have no shadow of a doubt that his charm and charisma and above all his talent will make us all proud. The song written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat is a very sweet and sing along song, which I’m sure will capture the hearts of many. Following last Tuesday’s Semi-Finals, I’m sure the song stands a pretty good chance. As a sign of solidarity it is my Number 1 for this month yet again!!!

More information about The Fire concert dates will be available shortly right here!!! On my Facebook Fanpage and on my official website. Till then keep in touch with me by following me on Twitter/Facebook and Youtube. Tata!!! It is important to note that The Fire, the fifth studio album by Ira Losco has managed was the first by a local artist to be available on preorder and performed extremely well with sales rocketing it up to the pole position prior to being over taken for a brief period by Gianluca whom Ira has just ranked as number #1 in her respective list above. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for another blog next month!


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