Stop What You're Doing And Listen To This New Smashing Pumpkins Song Called 'Knights Of Malta'

Fans of 90s rock band are in for a... surprise?

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Knights riding rainbows, an open road, omens scarring doors, and a starship.

That is how I'm going to start describing Malta to any new foreigner I meet, because I've clearly been missing the mark by just calling it "an island underneath Italy".

"Steffie what the fuck are you on about?"

I hear you, I'd be confused too. But you need to hear me out. The Smashing Pumpkins have just schooled everyone from Dun Karm Psaila to The Tramps on how to write a song about Malta.

Their new single 'Knights of Malta' is probably not about Malta at all, but with some over-interpretation I'm sure you can hear notes of subtle political shade, socio-religious references and tales of brave soldiers heading into the Great Siege.

So, basically Malta.

I don't know if my interpretation is the correct one, but I'm sticking with it. And I really need a video that features Malta's prominent personalities riding rainbows. ASAP.

What do you think of the song?

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Steffie Weenink

Steffie is a fan of equality and the arts. She's also partial to a meme or two. And she drinks a lot of tea.