Watch: Malta and Gozo the background for Italian musician’s video

Lorenzo Scalici is an Italian music lover with many dreams and goals to achieve. He moved from Milan to Malta four years ago and says that he immediately fell in love with the island… and the idea of spending more time next to the seaside.

“Music has always been part of my life,” he told Newsbook.com.mt, “I started playing the piano when I was around nine years old, learning alone from a book and practicing with an old electric piano that my sister didn’t want to use anymore. Then luckily my family decided to buy me a good piano and I started taking piano lessons.”

Once in Malta Lorenzo started playing some covers and putting them up on Facebook “just for fun”.

“I ended up singing in a restaurant in the area I live in,” he said, “After a few months I felt that it was time to take this passion for music to another level, so I started taking vocal lessons here in Malta. I started writing a couple of songs and my vocal coach, Julie Pomorski, encouraged me to record them at a studio and that’s what I did.

Lorenzo decided to carry out the whole process of filming the music video for his song ‘Una Foglia nel Vento‘ (‘A Leaf in the Wind’) here in Malta and Gozo. The recording was done at Blacklight Studios, founded by Conrad Dimech.

The island is such a cinematic location and the Maltese people are just amazing and so professional

“I came up with the lyrics, sang and played the piano,” explained Lorenzo, “Backing vocals were done by local artiste Kelly Busuttil – whom I can’t thank enough for the amazing job and for being such an amazing person – and Lorenzo ‘Lollo’ Chiadò Puli, the singer of Voodoo Dolls in Italy. The guitarist was Giuseppe Pecci, an Italian musician who lives here in Malta and is a guitarist in local band ‘The Crowns’. Drums were by Karl Dingli, another local artist and such a genuine person.”

With regards to the music video, Lorenzo decided “to film everything in Malta and Gozo, considering the amazing landscapes you guys have around here.”

Lorenzo Scalici and Kelly Busuttil

Kelly Busuttil was once again involved in the project as main actress of the video. Locations included St Paul’s Bay, Mellieħa and Baħrija in Malta, as well as Xlendi in Gozo.

After this experience I can understand why so many big movie productions take place here,” concluded Lorenzo, “The island is such a cinematic location itself and the Maltese people are just amazing and so professional. Thanks to Malta and Gozo and the lovely people of these wonderful islands.”