Award-winning singer/songwriter and Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Sarantos uses his charm to let the genie out of the bottle on his new single about the universal desire to achieve happiness with the retro-inspired EDM pop song “I Wish.”
Known for tackling deeply rich subjects through the magic of music, Sarantos delivers yet another profoundly personal song touching on the quest we’re all on to attain happiness. Sarantos captures the melancholy nature of life on “I Wish,” a track brimming with sonic personality that hooks you in with its catchy beat and synthy vibes.
Layered within the pulsing base and infectious rhythms is a new single with a profoundly simple yet essential question. “Do you sometimes sit around and wish you were happy?” asks Sarantos. “I do, so I wrote a song about it.” In essence, “I Wish” is a bright and splashy pop song about wanting more than you have, a weakness that Sarantos vulnerably acknowledges in himself, “It’s a curse, isn’t it?”
“I Wish” is an indie anthem with a cohesive message about life’s imperfections and our journey towards personal fulfillment and happiness. The song’s moving lyrics beautifully capture the uncertainty we all face from time to time.
“I stay on the road
Avoid the falling rocks
But like a drop in the ocean
I’m trapped in a wave of emotion”
“I Wish” is complimented by the release of the striking official music video that reflects the hope and despair that we all internally face at some point. The music video features a lost “everyman” attempting to come to terms with his shortcomings while searching the world for happiness.
As Sarantos says, “His life is far from perfect, but he isn’t ready for it to end.”
Sarantos continues to dazzle with his art, garnering GRAMMY considerations, several top-ten songs on the independent music charts, and frequent radio play on several stations around the world — all while maintaining complete control of his catalogue as an independent artist.
Sarantos’ mission to bring his art to the masses began at an early age and has resulted in a vast collection of original music and literature. His unparalleled work ethic and obsession with music have manifested into thousands of original songs throughout his artistic career.
Countless artistic accolades have been bestowed upon Sarantos, who continues to uplift listeners with his art while drawing attention to critical social issues. Sarantos also sets an example by inspiring other artists to follow suit and donate a portion of their music proceeds to charitable organizations in need.