Los Angeles-based Saro explores some familiar territory in his newest single ‘Looking’.
Its accompanying music video, premiered in OUT magazine on March 7 with both the song and video tackling the emotional struggle of a relationship postmortem — but with a twist.
As Saro told OUT, “I wrote Looking as a letter to myself from the perspective of a past lover. The final words exchanged were ‘I hope you find what you’re looking for.’ Equal parts hopeful and hopeless, genuine and bitter. I have yet to find anything.”
Saro repeats those final words, “hope you find what you’re looking for,” throughout the song as a haunting refrain — the parting words of an ex-lover playing over and over again in his head as he tries to find a meaning in them previously overlooked. The lyrics are set against an electronic beat that lifts up Looking’s otherwise melancholy mood.
The song’s music video draws heavily from nature, with interspersing scenes of Saro innocently dancing with a large bouquet of white flowers and submerging himself naked in a pool. For me, those two distinct scenes depicted the hopeful and hopeless parts, respectively, of the refrain that Saro described to OUT.
Looking is a single from Saro’s debut EP In Loving Memory, released last December.
Reviewed by Janet
Janet lives in the United States and developed an obsession with music while growing up in the neon age of pop – the 1980s.
Now, hundreds of concerts and mix tapes later, she is an avid record and music memorabilia collector and creator of Into the Groove, a blog that celebrates 80s music one song at a time. Check out her feature ’80s Song Of The Day’.