Monday, April 20, 2015

Sarantos Close Your Eyes Single Review

Sarantos has just released a new single, Close Your Eyes. The track is very vocally-heavy, with the harmonies achieved by Sarantos working in two distinct ways. The narrative aspect of Sarantos’ music takes listeners on a journey over the course of five minutes, while Sarantos’ voice unites with the rest of the instrumentation to create a track that will resound loudly with listeners long after the track has ceased to play.

hqdefaultThe most interesting part of Close Your Eyes has to be the vocal range that is achieved; the variety of notes that are captured by Sarantos’ voice is made all the more poignant with the inclusion of a secondary voice. There are a variety of layers that are present during Close Your Eyes that will require listeners t play the single a number of times before fully understanding every twist and turn that has been placed into the composition.

The composition bucks genre conventions, standing alone more as a work of art than as a radio-ready single. This means that there is much more meat on this body; the composition is filling and epic in a fashion that current music is unable to achieve. There are hints to new age and world music here, with brief nods to Vangelis and Enigma present as Sarantos concludes the composition. The overall depth of Close Your Eyes means that the five minute run time is as well thought-out and dense as any feature length film. One-third of the proceeds from this single will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis charities.

Make sure to visit the lyric video for a fitting set of images for this touching and intricate song. To check out the latest in the world of Sarantos, his domain contains considerable amounts of information.

Rating: 8.6/10

Sarantos Close Your Eyes Single Review / 2015 Self / /