Sarantos Drops New Single/Video

Sarantos is as unique of a presence in his own lexicon, as you are likely to find. His list of credits, accolades, and talents is borderline inconceivable. His bio is nearly 3 pages of credentials, resulting in a reputation that is sure to precede him. Sarantos’ new single, “I Never Catch The Train” is in some ways an ode to the pros and cons of loneliness. Listening to it is like being drawn into the parallel universe of Sarantos’ mind.

Sarantos began writing lyrics in the 4th grade, and has always had an “abnormal” affinity for music. His life has been touched by loss and health struggles. He seems to lean into his creativity and various projects to offset the effects of his adversity. Sarantos is a functioning introvert, but is said to be working on becoming more extroverted. His music, and “I Never Catch The Train,” in particular, seem to reflect his preferred state of solitude.

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/sarantos-melogia/i-never-catch-the-train

In some ways, it seems as though Sarantos is still finding himself as a musician. He has a fine voice, that is hallmarked by his relatively thick accent. It sounds as though he is possibly self-produced. If that’s the case, then he might want to consider involving an outside party, during the mixing process. There are moments during “I Never Catch The Train,” in which Sarantos’ vocal track falls behind the tempo and melody.

Here I go again/the days grow heavy/lost and confused/except I got everything to lose. This is an example of Sarantos being a tad verbose, and trying to squeeze too many words into a lyric, when a less is more approach would suffice. Sarantos is lyrically probing, and you can sense a deeper meaning in his words. There’s a theme of alienation that looms over “I Never Catch The Train,” and Sarantos does a nice job of harnessing that. There are points, however, where he doesn’t seem to fully commit to one mood.

You could say Sarantos equates quantity with quality. Apparently, he has not only avowed, but actively delivered upon an strict schedule of releasing new music. On the first week of every month, he says he will release a new song and lyric video, until the day he dies. Sarantos doesn’t stop there and also has a weekly objective for the remainder of every month. You start to get the impression of Sarantos being a sort of extraterrestrial being, as not so farfetched, after all.

“I Never Catch The Train is at its best, a comforting song for the disillusioned and socially removed. Sarantos embodies his subject matter, and never comes across as insincere. His story and his seemingly unrealistic abundance of projects, make Sarantos an interesting case study. The singer’s complexities are the fuel that give his work the gravitas that may not always be immediately recognizable. Here’s to hoping that Sarantos will eventually catch the right train that leads to his salvation.

Michael Rand

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