Watch: “The perfect summer fusion” – Emma Muscat releases new song with Astol

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The voice of Maltese singer Emma Muscat together with that of Italian teen idol Astol is the perfect summer fusion in this raggaeton-inspired, Latin American rhythms hit.

Emma’s exciting new single ‘Sangria’, featuring Astol, is all about a young love story set in the vibrant heat of the summer months, where the gorgeous orangey-red colours of Sangria – the drink – reflects the colours of sunset on long, hot summer evenings.

The upbeat tempo of Sangria is a trigger that sets free a flood of joyful emotions and the excitement of falling in love, all in a long summer day that for this young couple, never seems to end. Together yet now apart.

“I first got to know Astol last year. We also performed together at an event in Italy a few
months ago” says Emma, “We hit it off immediately and ever since have been discussing the
possibility of working on a song together. A few months ago, I felt I had created the ideal summer song. I contacted him immediately, sent him my demo. He loved it! He was super enthusiastic and that very same day recorded his vocals in his part of the song and sent them to me.”

Sangria’s accompanying music video is a production and boasts among its
directors Colin Azzopardi, who has previously worked on various documentaries and music
videos, popular TV series such as Game of Thrones and Oscar and Emmy award winning films.

The video portrays Emma set against a background of the beautiful Mediterranean, the famous blue waters of the Blue Lagoon, the majestic baroque city of Valletta together with the historical Grand Harbour and Fort St Angelo.

Astol sings and calls to Emma from across the miles, from his colourful summer garden in Rome.

The two singers are physically far from each other, both in reality and in the video – but
through this dancing/singing/video call moment on screen, they can at least share together
special moments of a glorious summer day in the sun.

Sipping Sangria to the beat of their song – Sangria itself is the colour of a summer’s day – the two forget all the miles between them, bringing to the listener with this song only a glorious feeling of carelessness and young summer love.