Sarantos Releases a Charmingly Thoughtful New Music Video For The Folk Song “First 5 Seconds”
Sarantos releases a charmingly thoughtful new music video for the folk song “First 5 Seconds.”
For the music video for “First 5 Seconds,” Sarantos thought the story should center on love as seen through the eager eyes of a child, the hopeful eyes of a teenager and the mature eyes of an older adult. But think about it. Does love really change as we age or is that just an urban myth? Isn’t love always love? After all, love knows no real boundary. Doesn’t it just depend on our personality as opposed to being a preset based on age?
Love can take many forms. Love doesn’t care about age, gender or race. Depending on age, love might be fueled by raging hormones or offer peaceful introspection and acceptance. Maybe it does but maybe it doesn’t! Love is different for everyone but ultimately love is love. To be human is to have felt love in some way and at some point in life.
“This folk song is about love and how it might or might not change thru the years,” says Sarantos. “I thought this story should reflect how love does not actually change over time. We all remember driving our parents crazy when we were teens. Do you remember the mood swings? One moment we’re wildly infatuated and in love, the next we’re broken-hearted crying a river. Contrast that with a mature older couple who has earned their wrinkles but is still together. By the way, is there anything cooler than an elderly couple out for a romantic walk holding hands? But I offer fans a twist in this video. The young children who grew up together fall in love as teen but are tame compared to their older future selves who are playful and very carefree. I know I personally always expected the stereotype to be true myself but I don’t think that it should necessarily be true. I know it won’t be for me. I still love being sarcastic, playful and acting like a goofball as I age. I wanted this video to show love in many forms but especially how it grows deeper despite the ravages of time on the human body. Who says only young people can be fiercely in love?”
Sarantos and fans chose this charity for this song – The American Heart Association. They are a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
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.”
Since 2014, Sarantos has won over 36 awards with Akademia LA Music and Beat 100, while also being nominated for the International Music & Entertainment Awards and the Hollywood Songwriting Awards. Even without ever using a professional music studio, label, ad agency or radio promoters, “Dreamer” & “What If I Never See You Again” have spent many months in the top 200 on the majors list in the US for radio airplay according to the Digital Radio Tracker Top 200 charts. On the independent charts, Sarantos has hit the top 10 twice.
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