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24 December 2017

Forever No

By Christos

‘Forever​ ​No’​ ​is​ ​the​ ​debut​ ​single​ ​and​ ​self-directed​ ​music​ ​video​ ​by​ ​Christos.​ ​Filmed​ ​on​ ​location​ ​in Mexico,​ ​the​ ​video’s​ ​scenery​ ​alternates​ ​between​ ​an​ ​abandoned​ ​replica​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Greek​ ​Parthenon built​ ​by​ ​a​ ​Mexican​ ​narco​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Mexican​ ​Coast​ ​in​ ​the​ ​80s,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​city​ ​rooftop​ ​where​ ​Christos​ ​is surrounded​ ​by​ ​a​ ​‘liberation​ ​army’​ ​or​ ​squad. The​ ​song​ ​title​ ​and​ ​lyrics​ ​reflect​ ​the​ ​recent​ ​‘NO’​ ​vote​ ​in​ ​Greece​ ​against​ ​austerity​ ​cuts​ ​and neoliberalism,​ ​which​ ​was​ ​applauded​ ​internationally​ ​as​ ​an​ ​iconic​ ​moment​ ​of​ ​resistance.​ ​Christos says​ ​that​ ​the​ ​song​ ​“is​ ​about​ ​not​ ​letting​ ​people​ ​take​ ​your​ ​livelihood​ ​away​ ​from​ ​you,​ ​and​ ​realising you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​voice​ ​that​ ​matters,​ ​and​ ​standing​ ​your​ ​ground.”​ ​“[It’s​ ​about]​ ​defending​ ​yourself​ ​and not​ ​forgetting​ ​your​ ​principles.” Currently​ ​London-based,​ ​Christos​ ​was​ ​born​ ​and​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Greece,​ ​and​ ​currently​ ​readying​ ​an EP​ ​release.

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