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“Tired Of Being Scared” the brand new single and video clip by Sarantos is an emotional song, but not in the same sense as one might consider. A tribute song to David Bowie, Its emotions is those that reside deeper into the spirit of the human condition. These are the dark emotions we often try to keep hidden and certainly do not sing about. The track is not about sweet love, romance, happiness or subjects that dominate today’s radio mainstay.

Sarantos

Sarantos

Isolation, alienation, homosexuality, suffering, diversity and suicide are themes on this track. Mixed with lyrics using references to everyday philosophy and culture, one has to think when listening. Here, again Sarantos shows that he is a major songwriting and performing talent and that he has a genuine edge.

“Tired Of Being Scared” is filled with layers. It is like a great painting that shows you something new each time you look at it. For me, this song has all of the finesse, charm and true grit that Sarantos has displayed during the last two years. It takes the listener on a journey. It uses lyrics to entice the listener to bring part of his or her life to the moment and then wraps it in the richness of the musical arrangement.

Personally, I enjoy the immediacy and candidness of this track. Sure, it is pop orientated, but it will not fade fast and become forgettable as pop music usually does. I feel that lyrics and message this song brings will linger and be savored by those who are willing to dive in with open-mindedness.

As always the chameleonic-like, multi-award winner Sarantos’ style resists any real attempt at classification. He is at his best here creating almost epic musical structures that are somehow intense and direct at the same time. Sarantos’ strong song craft and melody together with the layers of drums, keyboards , guitars and bass lines manage to combine in his music to create something somehow flowing and coherent.

Throw in the effervescent vocal harmonies and not only does “Tired Of Being Scared”  have Sarantos’ ear catching sound musically, but there’s a great deal of potential for an innovative type of commercial success as well – exactly the type of conscious Art-Pop that elevated David Bowie to towering heights.

The cover artwork

The cover artwork

“This is a very special pop song to me,” says Sarantos. “Since I love 80s music and am heavily influenced by it as I try to merge it with modern pop rock, I thought one day about David Bowie. I was inspired by David Bowie for many reasons. His music, creativity, video presence, style, and secondary messages to his art were truly an inspiration. I had been working on this song when he passed away earlier this year. In my heart, I tried to visualize what David would’ve wanted me to do with a song like this and so I made this a tribute song to him! Furthermore, I thought addressing young suicide in the gay and lesbian community would be perfect for this song. The message really resonates with me. They have overcome many challenges and continue to fight for equality as they should. I hope they hear my call to arms and appreciate this song as much as I do. They should never be scared to be themselves! None of us should. Be who you are and be true to yourself. All the rest will take care of itself. I was scared to be myself for most of my life and I can’t believe I wasted all that time. No more. Let’s take on the world together!”

Sarantos feels that there should never be a reason for conflicted or confused young people struggling with feelings of sexuality to commit suicide. The Trevor Project is a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people aged 13-24. 33% of any music-related sales profits from this song are going straight to The Trevor Project.

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