Today, the New Victorians dropped by The Bay Drive with Pierre and Taryn to talk about their new music video and their plans for this month!
So let’s start with the video first! This is tied to their latest single Second to None. This song will feature in their original music theatre experience Público, a work they have composed and directed, which will be performed at Teatru Manoel at the end of the month.
The video was produced and directed by V Squared Media and was filmed entirely within Teatru Manoel. It gives audiences a preview of the show whilst letting them into areas of the building that they may not have seen before.
About their upcoming production, the duo told Bay that their “wish for this project is to bring contemporary Maltese electronic music, that can be enjoyed on the radio, to the theatre. To encourage our music fans to approach the theatre. To celebrate a historic gem like the Manoel in a modern way, that can be understood by all.”
On the name of the production itself the duo told Bay, “the theatre’s original name was Teatru Publico, which is pretty ironic since it was built primarily for the Knights of the Order of St John, and the Maltese general public were not really the primary target audience from the get-go. That’s why for this production, we thought we’d give the building back to the ‘public’, and allow them to take centre stage, literally. We’ll be flipping the Manoel inside out, seating the audience on stage, and having the cast perform in and around the Manoel boxes and stalls.”
Following the success of their previous audio-theatrical productions such as MARA (2018, 2019) and VII (2019) in Malta, London, and Edinburgh, the duo continues to bring the music scene and the theatre world together with stunning audio-visual experiences.
They have most recently been nominated for Best Song at the Malta Music Awards with Still Got Fight, their single from VII.
They have also been nominated for Artist of the Year, Production of the Year (VII), Innovation Award (VII), People’s Choice Award (VII) and Best International Achievement Award (for MARA and Rave&Behave) by the Malta Arts Council Premju Ghall-Arti 2020.