I don’t know why I’m crying in the office right now. Okay, I do know why I’m crying. It’s because The New Victorians just broke my heart.
We’ve only just written a piece about Maltese singing-sister-duo Philippa and Bettina yesterday, announcing that they’re taking their theatre piece MARA to London. But they’ve just gone and given us another reason to dedicate our time to them.
Their new single Me & You is a beautiful track reminiscent of how the two them began their journey into songwriting
Me & You focuses on the girls’ vocals, with Philippa on the guitar and Bettina on the keyboard (plus some of that crazy sound manipulation she does on all her cool gadgets).
Bettina said she considered the track a return to their roots not only in its production, but also in singing songs that they ” hope would spread peace and joy” to those that listen.
But what really manages to set this single apart is the heartbreaking inspiration behind the lyrics…
Me & You was initially penned around two years ago by Philippa, while she was studying musical theatre in Glasgow.
The song originated when her roommate Maxine was dealing with some tough times at home, but wasn’t always able to be with her family at the time. Philippa says she didn’t always know what to say to Maxine, and so Me & You came around.
Since then, Maxine unfortunately lost her mother Jackie to cancer, so the song retains its relevance two years on.
Maxine, along with her friend Angie, recently set up a not-for-profit organisation called Jays Of Sunshine.
The Jays of Sunshine aim to bring some happiness into the lives of patients within the Rainbow Ward at Mater Dei, and their families.
Anybody looking to support Jays of Sunshine financially can do so through Revolut account +35679470123 or bank transfer on the below details, with ‘Jays Of Sunshine’ listed as the reference;
HSBC – Angela Amato – 013234471050
IBAN : MT71MMEB44130000000013234471050