There is much love in the world. Of that, there is no doubt. Most humans have known love at one point in their lives. The love of a parent, a friend, a significant other or a total stranger. Random acts of kindness or planned gatherings can help anyone have a brighter tomorrow. They can put a smile on a face. However to know love is also to know pain. There is a fine line. Love can be passive aggressive. Love is not perfect. Love is not always kind. Love can hurt. When you love someone, sometimes even inadvertently, there can be pain especially when the love is not reciprocated or of the same intensity or quality as what is given.
And so, Sarantos takes us on another journey. The journey of someone with a broken heart. The mood, instrumentation and somber vocal style ironically reflect the pain of the words as Sarantos tries in vain to keep it together – to pretend there is no pain. Hidden deep inside though, there is pain. The pain is real. The days go by. The pain of a broken heart is unfortunately something most will experience. If one has not, then sadly that means one has never truly loved or been in love. This is even sadder.
“This is a sad pop dance song,” says Sarantos. “It’s a song about a man with a broken heart. He tried all the things he could but realizes they’re just too far apart. Another day goes by. The entire song is actually a paradox. The music is somewhat upbeat with a vocal approach that is somber and has become kind of a signature style for me at this point. It’s intentionally almost bland, mundane and emotionless as a stark contrast to the torrent of pain and emotion he is trying in vain to keep inside as the days go by and he continues to be broken…”
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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There will be plenty of continued buzz throughout the year as Sarantos strives to release something for his fans every single week. Every year until the day he dies, Sarantos will release a new song on the 1st Tuesday of every month, a new music video on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, a chapter from his fiction/fantasy book on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and a new Whiteboard video on the 4th Tuesday of every month. A new CD will then be released every November.