Silence is all around. Sometimes it’s present despite being in a crowded room. Sometimes it is one’s only companion. Some are scared of silence. Some relish it. Some cannot function in silence. Some thrive on it. Silence affects us all differently. Sarantos newest song is about being comfortable in the silence despite the storm thundering loudly outside.
The song is also about being comfortable in the silence of your art not being well-received. Regardless of whether it’s a movie, song, book or painting, the artist is in a very real sense naked and exposes all personal vulnerabilities when their art is released into the public light. No artist ever creates something out of nothing without pouring their heart and soul into it, viewing it from every angle, and ultimately thinking it is a masterpiece. Critics and fans might not always agree however but that doesn’t mean everyone is not entitled to their opinion either. There is freedom of expression in the world today and that’s ok. Artists need to overcome their fears and grow comfortable with the silence if and when it comes. At one point, there will surely be silence whether it’s failed art today or a failure to recapture the glories and heights of the past. Maybe there is silence because a lover or a fan does not want you anymore.
“This is a song about silence,” says Sarantos. “My initial intention when I wrote the lyrics was to think about my 1st live performance. I was of course very nervous. The song taps into that but then also reaffirms that eventually he decides that even if the crowd hates him and doesn’t clap or cheer, the silence won’t bother him. He will finally be free because he no longer cares what they think. The rules are gone as he finally lets his true colors show. He has been waiting for this moment all his life. His music will play regardless of what they say! Of course there are several hidden meanings to the lyrics as they can also be applied to any art form and even interpreted as a once famous artist who no longer can get back on top and is left alone in silence.”
Sarantos won the Akademia LA Music Awards in 2015 for Best Song (What If I Never See You Again), Best Rock Song (Easy To Believe), Best Rock Ballad (The Veteran), 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 has won twelve Beat 100 song & music video awards in 2015 and 2014. Sarantos was nominated for the International Music & Entertainments Awards in 2015 for “Rock Song of the Year” and in 2014 for “Rock Song of the Year” and “Pop Album of the Year.” In 2014, he was also nominated 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” has been in the top 200 on the majors list in the US for radio airplay according to the Digital Radio Tracker Top 200 charts. On the independent charts, Sarantos is still in the top 10. He’s been on both these lists since early April.
33% of any music-related sales profits from this song are going straight to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Their mission is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors.
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INDIGO Drops New Single “Rock The Boat,” Watch The Video Here
INDIGO draws everyone’s attention through her sultry vocals that are layered on top of a perfect blend of RnB and Afrobeats. Right off the bat, you can feel the Caribbean-influenced sounds on “Rock The Boat,” which is paired with summery visuals.
After a breakup, the Florida-based singer-songwriter is continuously in the healing process. Surprisingly, this catchy song is the result of it.
Likewise, “Rock The Boat” is a special tribute to the Queen of Urban Pop, Aaliyah, who sadly passed away in a plane crash back in 2001.
With this new single, it seems love has always been in the air, as lyrics evoke romanticism in its purest form. Additionally, the chorus makes this track an instant singalong.
World-renowned talents such as Mary J. Bilge, Prince, and Paramore are a constant source of inspiration artistically.
She’s planning to drop another gem later this year in collaboration alongside Haze Banks and possibly a mixtape in August.
On a side note, her desire to help independent artists in her hometown led her to create her own label, INDiGo Digital Records. That being said, she’s not only a visionary woman but also brings her compassionate heart into her work.
Without further ado, INDIGO should be on your radar. Period.
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Dillon Releases “Cry Bebe” — Available Everywhere Via Stream
Full of warmth and lightness, Dillon’s second single, “Cry Bebe” from the accompanying album ‘6abotage,‘ could easily be perceived as her most Pop release. Following the oscillating lead single “<3core,” with which the Brazilian-born artist opened the new album cycle, Dillon presents another aspect of the uncompromising Klangwelt she and producer Alexis Troy have designed for the upcoming album.
Listening closely, the second harbinger appears lyrically ambivalent and stunned: “What goes up crashes down, for every high a comedown“, sings Dillon calmly in her usual brittle voice before asking, “Cry Bebe” to take away the depth of her pain. Dillon’s second single also deals with pain and despair, but instead of fostering this, Troy’s production offers relief and serenity through contradictory driving beats and warm synths. It is precisely this emotional interplay that makes this artistic collaboration so contemporary and complex, for everything can and may coexist. The accompanying album ‘6abotage,’ her first album statement since 2017, which Dillon describes as “a love letter, call for help and consequence all in one,” will be released in October.
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M.D. Chau Calls For Empathy In This Beautiful Song, “Stand Next To Me”
Sadly, hate crimes against Asians are skyrocketing in recent years. This lack of humanity and injustices inspired such a beautiful song with the intention of awakening your soul.
Moreover, lyrics show you a new way of valuing compassion, which is essential for progress in any society. At the end of the day, world peace is possible if we work together.
Don’t even think twice, press play below.
From the opening piano keys to the gospel-like background vocals, “Stand Next To Me” emerges as an unforgettable melodic experience. Whatever emotions come up, just breathe, close your eyes, and manifest inner peace.
Indeed, music is a means of giving form to feelings. So, reflect on tolerance and take a more empathic stance from now on.
Only then you can contribute to the message of this meaningful track, which revolves around the ability to step into the shoes of another person. Obviously, it isn’t that difficult.
Hate and division should be a thing of the past.