I have already reviewed a couple of singles by Sarantos and so was quite happy to review this one too. I am always eager to see what else an artist has to offer and Sarantos didn’t disappoint.
Let me first remind you who Sarantos is. Sarantos is, according to his website, a “DIY international award-winning solo music artist, top 5 iTunes UK charting singer songwriter, #1 iTunes South Africa charting folk and country artist, proud nerd, multi-instrumentalist, book author, comic book nut, radio show host, poet and part time spy!” He is also an “alien who landed here to infect the human race and spread the disease of music!”
Now while all of the above might be a little hard to believe, there is one thing that he is certainly and that’s a very talented musician and he says his music is for all “the nerds and loners out there and anyone else who’s ever been misunderstood.”
Sarantos went through some personal hardships when his father passed away from lung cancer and Another Surgery is about how he looks on every surgery he has to go through is another chance to spend a little time with his father. The lyrics are dark and haunting and, once you realise what the song is actually about, listening to it is quite hard and emotional.
The track starts off as a soft ballad, just vocals accompanied by piano and laid back drumming but the song picks up momentum and as it does this, more emotion is emitted from the track. Acoustic and electric guitars join in on the music side of things, their fuzziness adding to the emotion of the song and Sarantos’s voice becomes stronger and more powerful.
This must have been a hard song for Sarantos to write and perform but he does it in the most beautiful way and many people will be in tears at the end of it, as it could remind them of parents they, too, have lost.
Another great track from this extremely gifted artist.
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