Being a quality songwriter means that genres do not get in your way. You must be able to go in whatever direction the moment calls for. Our friend Sarantos has been perfecting this for a long while and has a large library of songs that cross genre lines to prove it.
Hard rock is probably the most misunderstood music genre. Fans are sometimes surprised to find out that Sarantos music has been influenced by hard rock bands like Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Fall Out Boy. There is a driving guitar and powerful drum style that is there if one listens intently. On this specific song, “D’ja Cheat”, Sarantos goes deep into metal/hard rock territory even approaching a vibe like Metallica.
Sarantos continues to not stay in one stream of sound and this song shows fully the experimentation that continues to be evident to followers. Songs don’t all sound the same. Fans don’t know what to expect next. This song challenges the listener. It is not safe like some of Sarantos other catchy pop flavored songs. This song is loud and confronting, and the subject matter is not something most want to discuss let alone analyze. It’s not just noise. There is a purpose and a reason for everything on this song, and music video.
“This video is about gambling, jealousy and cheating,” says Sarantos. “The drone footage and vintage cars were so beautiful but the real highlight of the video are the music and lyrics themselves. The story takes center stage. Although this song veers off the pop rock genre, I love trying extremes and even different genres well beyond my comfort level. I can tell my fans that I’m of Christian faith, not in any cults, not a devil worshipper and yet, I love the music as it fits this song. I love rock! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with hard rock music! It’s so misunderstood. Some of the nicest people I’ve met are in this genre. You really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.”
The energy of “D Ja Cheat” grabs you right away and the lyrics of Sarantos draw in the listener to the controversial story. The guitars and pounding beat drive the song forward with that hard rock feel.
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.”
*Because Sarantos wants music shared throughout the world, fans can always find all songs, lyric sheets, videos and books on the website. Sarantos openly gives everyone the right to share song MP3s with anyone via email or any social media
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