Greek-French vocal pop sensation George Perris has released the official video for “How Many Does it Take,” the powerful first single from his highly-anticipated new international album Who I’m Meant To Be, out this May. The track touches on a subject that is familiar to many families in the world: addiction. Co-written by George Perris, Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Maroon5, Tori Amos, Idina Menzel) and Sasha Sloan (John Legend, Steve Aoki), “How Many Does It Take” shows the entrapment of addiction through the eyes of someone watching a loved one suffer from alcoholism.
Who I’m Meant To Be is Perris‘ second English album, the first he co-wrote with producers and songwriters Eric Rosse, Sasha Sloan, Mikal Blue and more, and was recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Montreal and Athens. The acclaimed Greek-French singer is returning to the USA with a new single and album, following a successful US and international tour as well as a PBS Special in 2016, “Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center.”
“I wrote “HMDIT” in an effort to feel a little less lonely myself.. I wanted to write this song as a deep expression of love, through the eyes of someone who is suffering while observing a loved one battle addiction and who may be feeling helpless; kind of a shoulder to lean on,” says Perris. “I strongly believe that our own personal liberation as artists must serve in the hands of our audience. We are never alone, even at the most impossible situations.”
This June, Perris’ 2nd Public Television Special, “Live at the Acropolis” will be aired on PBS stations across the USA and features a performance with Australian superstar Tina Arena. Filmed at the 2000-year-old Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the foot of the Acropolis, this new special features Perris’ new music as well as classics from his repertoire. Perris’ debut Public Television concert special was filmed live at a sold-out performance at the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and was broadcast nationally on PBS reaching more than half of the country, 120 million viewers and more than 700 airings of the special to date.
George Perris supports the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, a nonprofit educational organization which provides scholarships to deserving young people who have demonstrated integrity and determination in overcoming adversity. More information at www.horatioalger.org