The Red Electrick’s own frontman, who electrifies the crowds along with the band’s boys to this day, has come a long way since his busking days in Britain. He managed to make a name for himself as a solo artist in his early days and has emerged also as a songwriter and producer with his name credited on several hit tracks.
It’s been a while since his last solo release, but it was worth the wait. Joe says ‘’I wrote the song last year but had never got round to producing and finishing it off. Lyrically, the song talks about the past and present version of oneself, and the journey of development from the old you, to the new ‘and improved you. This is the first single I have ever produced myself from scratch to finish and so developing the sound took some thought since it had been a while since my last solo release’’
He goes on to tell us that he feels “like people try to be better versions of themselves every day, and sometimes there are rare conscious moments of realisation that you have actually moved forward. It took one of these moments to spark the lyrical idea.’’
The single’s music video is shot and directed by Bennard Buttigieg. It depicts what it can be like to be stuck in a loop, with time that passes by and life presenting as many hurdles as it does springboards, that all works out in the end. The artwork is by Daniel Sky Buttigieg and the ‘Red Flag’ single was mixed and mastered by David Vella at Temple Studios