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WATCH: Maltese singer dedicates new single to his best friend who passed away last year
“Farewell my friend, now you are safe.”

Jillian Mallia

A heartfelt music video titled I Love You So has recently been released with a very important message. The music video, performed and written by 20-year-old Jasmar Cassar, is a tribute to Warren Rapa Agius, more commonly known as Warren Pop, who passed away last year. 

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In Loving Memory of Warren Pop / Facebook

The video was published on 4th February, the first anniversary of Warren’s death. In a Facebook post sharing the video, Warren’s best friend Jasmar wrote, “I can't believe it's been a year already! There isn't a day that you don't cross my mind. Nothing can ever fill this hole you left in our hearts. I miss you so so much my dearest friend... This is one is for you.”

Speaking to Jasmar, he tells me about his journey writing the song and his experience dealing with Warren’s death. “When I received the news about what happened, I was completely shattered. We were very close - like brothers. He was always such a happy person. He always helped everyone and put others' needs first. He always made sure that those around him were happy. He is the true definition of a saint.”

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In Loving Memory of Warren Pop / Facebook

Jasmar, who is a former X Factor Malta contestant, says “even if sometimes it feels like the world is against you, you should never give up. It's very important that we shamelessly ask for help whenever we need it.” He continues, “I feel that many people - especially youngsters - feel ashamed or uncomfortable asking for help, especially when it concerns our mental health. It's okay to ask for help and it helps a lot to talk about what's on our mind.”

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Jasmar Cassar / Facebook

“So, with this song and video, I hope that people are more aware that there are many youngsters suffering in silence, and they should stop generalising and bashing all youngsters for bad behaviour and for being the 'worst generation.’ Many of us try our very best every day to help and respect everyone around us, even though we feel dead inside. I want this big taboo that we have surrounding our mental health to be broken. There is no shame in asking for help!” he asserts.

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Jasmar Cassar / Youtube

The video showcases scenes from Warren’s vibrant life with his loved ones, goofing around as any teenager would. It’s beautifully edited on a notepad reading “To My Dearest Friend In Heaven, Warren Rapa Agius. I Love You So. Yours Truly, Jasmar Cassar.”

Watch the touching tribute here:

Jasmar will be releasing a debut album titled ‘Journey To Freedom’ in March, which will feature about 20 tracks mostly written by Jasmar himself based on his life experiences.

6th February 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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