Sarantos is down but not out on his melancholy new single and video Looking Up At The World — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A darkly confessional work, Looking Up At The World conveys the crippling feeling of being helpless as everyone else moves on in life. As Sarantos admits, it’s a song about, “being on the floor — because that’s the only position that doesn’t hurt, and there I feel alone and like the world is passing me by.”
In the track, Sarantos captures the story of a character who’s a workaholic and is embattled with disease. The crippling nature of physical and emotional pain, particularly in the wake of COVID, is fully explored in his latest musical effort. “Being in pain is like drowning because you’re so desperate to grab on to anyone or anything. You won’t even care if you take them down with you.”
An eclectic musical foundation sets the tone for lyrics that showcase the depth of perspective commonly found in Sarantos’ songwriting. In contrast to the major key in which the music is written, the song doesn’t shy away from exposing honest emotion to connect with listeners.
Adopting a DIY method to music, Sarantos has been a hard-working, self-sustaining artist of the first order. He had two songs up for Grammy consideration in 2017 and has amassed international awards, while his music has graced radio stations and charted in Europe and the U.S., all without the backing of a label. Armed with thousands of songs, the prolific creator continues his mission to spread honesty and compassion in his art with no signs of stopping.