Negative uses of the internet have been a major talking point all around the world for a couple of years now, and Malta is definitely no exception. Now, one of the island’s most beloved singers in the Maltese language has dropped a track all about this pressing topic.
Janice Mangion’s new song Xewqti has just been released, with the aim of raising awareness on the harmful effects of cyberbullying and harassment.
“I felt that I should work on this song because I am extremely disappointed that we live in a society whereby, from behind the computer screen, on social media, we say whatever we wish without thinking we’re going to hurt or affect anyone else,” Janice said of her latest endeavour.
The song is backed by the equally accomplished team of lyricist Emil Calleja Bayliss and music producer Cyprian Cassar, the songwriting duo responsible for the last entry to represent Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
It’s been a busy year for Janice Mangion. The Maltese singer (who incidentally just turned 30 yesterday) took part in Bulgaria’s Discovery Fest (where she took home the coveted award of best voice), took part in the annual Ħelu Bambin project in aid of the Dar tal-Providenza, and finished it all off with two projects in the fashion world in collaboration with local designers Gaetano and Maria Cutajar.
The music video, while mostly minimalistic, takes an effective approach at portraying the theme with silhouettes
Matthew Muscat-Drago helped create the visuals to the three-and-a-half-minute track, in a video that’s just been launched on TV a couple of minutes ago. The song, on the other hand, debuted on local airwaves back in February 15th, in a roll-out aided by Ironic PR & Artist Management and CAP-Sounds.
In the coming days and weeks, Janice will be promoting Xewqti on TV, radio and even social media in what’s sure to be an exciting period for fans of the beloved singer. For more information on Mangion and her latest single, you can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.