In a slick event at PBS Creativity Hub, Amber has launched her official music video and the remastered version of Malta’s Eurovision 2015 song ‘Warrior’. wiwibloggs was on-the-scene and we are floored. It’s fantastic.
The video is mysterious but accessible, and it really does justice to the song. In it we see Amber playing string instruments with some others. This is a symobilic reference to the song’s new arrangement, which sounds like it was given a new backing track with live strings.
The location is a very old house in Rabat. Although the house is not habitable it contains precious murals which provided the perfect backdrop for the filming. The musicians have their faces covered, but we can see Amber, who emerges as a positive, optimistic protagonist. Other locations include The Verdala Palace, one of the Maltese President’s palaces, which is well known to Team Wiwi as it was one of the event venues for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
In my opinion, the remastered version brought about the right changes to make the song a serious contender at Eurovision 2015.
“Warrior” remastered: Watch Amber’s official video
During the launch, Malta’s Justice, Culture and Local Government Minister Owen Bonnici said that it’s important to look deeply into the meaning of songs. With regards to Amber, we’ve all had to unleash our inner warrior, he said.
Amber thanked songwriter Elton Zarb and Gordon Bonello. “Before I won eurovision I had no idea what goes into the production of a song and the video,” she said. Now she does! She promised that she will do her utmost to give a great performance and make malta proud.
Pics from the launch
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We also had time to catch up with the delightful Amber to put forward some questions, including one about the big elephant in the room – the other “Warrior” from Georgia. Read the interview here.