December 05, 2020

Evripidis and his Tragedies: Melancholia

photo: Marc Ribera

Evripidis Sabatis was the victim of a homophobic attack in his hometown Athens in 2014. He turned this traumatic event into an instrumental piano piece, putting his classical training to good use. Realizing the parallels with the subject matter of Lars von Trier's movie Melancholia, he started writing the lyrics and six years later he has reworked it as a brazen synth pop anthem. Now living in Barcelona he invited his friends in the Catalonian capital to provide the backing vocals and act as classic Greek choir, just like in the plays of old.

Melancholia contains both sad and hopeful lyrics. He got hurt by a traumatizing event, but he won't let it get him down for the rest of his life.

Melancholia is a self-released single. Buy it from his website.

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