Greek-French vocal pop sensation George Perris has debuted the vibrant music video for sensual new single “Lay Down Your Love.” The single is a track off of Perris‘ new album Who I’m Meant To Be, an ingenious and soulful group of songs that explore topics ranging from sociopolitical issues to deeply-personal reflections on love. Watch the video now below.
“‘Lay Down Your Love’ is one of my favorite songs on the album, as it definitely embodies a fun and light perspective,” Perris shared with HollywoodLife. “It’s a simple love song about wanting the other person so much, that you literally want time to stop so that you can enjoy them more. It’s also very special to me because musically it’s a bit more ethnic, more Mediterranean. It reminds me of home.”
“Lay Down Your Love” is the follow up to the release of the live video for “Perfect Enemies” from George’s 2nd Public TV Special “Live at the Acropolis.” PRESS HERE to watch. Currently airing across the United States, “Live at the Acropolis” was filmed at the 2000-year-old Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the foot of the Acropolis, featuring the classics in Perris’ repertoire as well as new special features from Who I’m Meant To Be including a performance with Australian superstar Tina Arena.
The album, released via Destin Productions, is a testament that experience acts as the ultimate amplifier, and when upheld by true stories and raw emotions, a voice carries on forever. The album’s lead single and music video for “How Many Does It Take” shines a light on the struggle of addiction from the perspective of feeling powerless to help the one you love, and speaks to the greater message that regardless of which side of the battle you are on, we can all share and understand pain. We are never alone. PRESS HERE to watch. Whoopi Goldberg recently discovered the song praising “Something I just came across. The song is beautiful, the message about addiction is powerful and the voice! You go George! He’s a star in Greece and we need to know him here.”
She Walks On, the second release from the album, is also a captivating track about Maya, a 9-year-old Syrian refugee he met at a camp in Greece. Check out the first listen on Parade Magazine. A beacon of strength, Maya was left alone at the camp after her father died during the war and both her mother and brother drowned on their way to Greece. When Maya asked George to sing for her, George sang a French lullaby that his mother sang to him as a baby. She hugged him, leaving George in awe of her hope. George promised he would write this song for her but when he returned, she was gone. PRESS HERE to listen. In these tracks and throughout the rest of the album, George Perris offers an authentic and deeply-empathic view of the world through stellar vocal dexterity, vulnerable storytelling, and expressive instrumentality.
“Perfect Enemies” comes from my deepest question regarding love and relationships: how and at which moment in time do you stop loving the other person or do you forget how it felt to be in love?,” shares Perris. “When do you become enemies with each other, even though your bodies and your souls have been so loved? How do we become detonators of pain all of a sudden? I think it’s a riddle I will never solve, but at least I got a song I really love.”
Embracing an instinct to pick up a pen, Who I’m Meant To Be was born during late 2016 sessions in Los Angeles alongside producer and co-writer Eric Rosse [Sara Bareilles, Maroon 5, Tori Amos, Idina Menzel]. Throughout the next two years, he recorded everywhere from New York and Montreal to Athens with Sasha Sloan [John Legend, Steve Aoki], Mikal Blue [Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, OneRepublic], Adam Crossley and Paula Winger. These two years enabled him to fulfill an ambition he held onto since growing up in Greece guided by “mini Dalai Lama” Rosse. The last track on the album is a special bonus in Greek called “Pios Fovate Tin Agapi”, a song by legendary Greek film composer Evanthia Reboutsika.
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.
Who I’m Meant To Be Track List:
2. Lay Down Your Love
3. Take Me Home
4. How Many Does It Take
6. She Walks On
7. Follow Me
8. Perfect Enemies
9. Chase The Sun
10. From Far Away
11. Pios Fovate Tin Agapi (New Mix)
George Perris also 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