Artist: Sarantos

New Release: Coming Home

Genre: Rock

Located in:  Chicago, IL

We all have a story. It began somewhere. Home can be many things. Home is usually our beginning. For some, home is where they begin and where they end. For others, home is only something they find after many years of searching. For still others, home is something they ran away from or got tired of, only to realize years later how much they truly love it and miss it and how comfortable it feels when they go back there. For me, this is the story of Greece. When I was in grammar school, my mom would take us to Greece for 2-3 months every summer. This meant 7 trips and as I grew older I complained that I wanted to stay back in Chicago to hang with my friends.

So after our 8th-grade trip, I didn’t go back to Greece again for 11 years and it was in March to bring my grandfather back here. It was then 18 years until I went back. I’ve now realized what a mistake my hormonal teenage self made. I want to try to go to Greece every summer from this point forward in my life for at least 2 weeks each summer. It always feels like I’m coming back home. My DNA just feels comfortable there. And I come back to Chicago re-energized and full of life!

This is my indie folk-rock song about coming back home. According to my, it’s the best song on this 6th album. As I continue to search for my signature vocal style, you might be surprised to find out that there’s barely any reverb on this vocal track. Yep, that’s almost all me. Plus, it barely needed any tuning as I’ve continued to hone in my understanding of melody.

Sarantos is an international award-winning solo music artist, singer-songwriter, proud nerd, multi-instrumentalist, book author, comic book nut, radio show host, poet and part-time spy.

2019 is Year #6 as Sarantos keeps working hard to release a new song, music video and book chapter every month making his music come to life! In five years, he has released 10 albums with 132 original tracks as well as 5 fiction/fantasy books that parallel the songs! He has had numerous media placements for his songs, instrumentals & cues. There is always plenty of buzz as Sarantos releases something new for his fans constantly!

Every year until the day he dies, Sarantos will release a new song and lyric video on the 1st week of every month, a new music video on the 2nd week of every month, a book chapter from his fiction/fantasy book on the 3rd week of every month, and a new Uncut Behind The Scenes video & Poem on the 4th week of every month. A new CD & book will then be released every November along with a surprise CD. Every year. Forever. His music and books are 100% certified organic, gluten-free and hypoallergenic!

Because he believes that every song is a story and words are so important to him, he hosts the Songwriters Radio Show. He continues to expand on his unique signature style with an eclectic mix of edgy experimentation tackling almost every genre imaginable. Fans enjoy regular surprises such as a Christmas album, solo and full instrumentals, Sleep CD, bonus covers, a steady stream of witty radio interviews and much more. Fans always wonder what’s next.

Sarantos hosts The Songwriter Show which is broadcast live on #1 ranked W4CY Radio with listeners in all 206 countries in the world and every state in the US. The station is also licensed with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and Sound Exchange with partnerships throughout the music industry including iHeartRadio with exposure to over 300 million listeners. The show is syndicated on over 30 channels including iHeartRadio, Spotify, Spreaker, iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Alexa & Google Play. Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as “an emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!”

In 2017, Sarantos had two songs submitted and accepted for consideration for a Grammy Award for Rock Song of The Year & both songs made it to the final 300 and the last round of voting! Sarantos has won 42 awards with Akademia LA Music, Beat 100 while also being nominated many times and in several categories for the International Music & Entertainments Awards, Hollywood Music In Media, Josie Awards and the Hollywood Songwriting Awards.

How does music touch you?
Music is very emotional for me. It touches me in many different ways and usually they mood or genre of this song decides where I go.

What do you think music does for us all?
I think music is the heartbeat of life. Either consciously or unconsciously it guides us, it inspires us and makes us tick.

How important is it to be authentic with lyrics?
Authenticity in lyrics is probably the most important factor. I think you can definitely tell when someone has written the song lyrics and when they have not. The lyrics have to mean something to you. Otherwise, make sure you sing them as if they do.

Why do you make music?
Music it is a catharsis and I make music because I breathe!