Fans have come to expect quite a bit from Sarantos and they continue to not be disappointed! Sarantos not only continues to release a new song and music video every month but at the request of fans has also added a monthly lyric video, whiteboard video and even a book chapter from his fiction/fantasy book. There is no other solo music artist that has ever done anything like this before!
Fans have seen a wide variety of You Tube & Yahoo music videos from machinima to clay animation but there is always a consistent pattern. The music videos are never without a story. Sarantos just doesn’t feel that fans should have to sit back and watch a boring music video of an artist being alone. Since the emphasis for Sarantos is always on lyrics, the story continues to be at the forefront. Sarantos just revealed that once a year there will be a new challenge. One music video every year will be a collage and reshaping of all of the previous year’s music videos. This is a fun way to re-tell the entire year’s videos with a new featured song. Of course, it would be far easier to just use footage from one or two videos but where is the fun in that??
“This is a fascinating idea that a fan emailed me late one night,” says Sarantos. “I thought I had differentiated myself by delivering a new song and music video every single month and vowed to do this until the day I died. As my story has unfolded, I have continued to listen to the fans. It is humbling to see the response I continue to get and a lot of their ideas are awesome. When I first heard this idea, I thought it would be impossible to reuse all the videos from the prior year and fashion them into one new music video for a brand new song. However, I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I figured, why not give it a try? It would be pretty challenging but not impossible. I think this song was an ideal fit and the initial response has been pretty cool! I love my fans and hope they keep sending me their comments and ideas. Everything I do is for them!!”
Sarantos won the Akademia LA Music Awards in 2015 for Best Song (What If I Never See You Again), Best Rock Music Video (We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve), Best Singer/Songwriter Song (A Mission Of Heart, I Sing), Best Pop Song (I Sing) & Best Pop Rock Album (Not Where I Wanna Be).
Sarantos was nominated in 2014 for the International Music & Entertainments Awards for “Rock Song of the Year” and “Pop Album of the Year” and also for the Hollywood Songwriting Awards for Best Unsigned Song (Are You Sure You Can Last).
Even without a label or radio promoters, Sarantos song “What If I Never See You Again” is still in the top 200 on the majors list in the US for radio airplay according to the Digital Radio Tracker Top 200 charts for the week ending in 8-1-15. On the independent charts, Sarantos is still in the top 10. It’s been on both these lists since early April.
33% of any music-related sales profits from this song are going straight to Happy Hippies.
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