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George Perris Celebrates Freedom with “Disobey” Remix

To celebrate his first Pride following the international news of his coming out, acclaimed Greek vocalist George Perris is treating fans to a remix of his empowering 2021 single “Disobey” about finding freedom. PRESS HERE to listen to Disobey (Throdef Remix). George recently teamed up with GRAMMY/ The Recording Academy for a performance of “Disobey” as a part of their Press Play at Home series where the singer bought the single to life atop a building in his native Athens, Greece, against the backdrop of a sunset. PRESS HERE to watch. It’s a fitting musical message for a powerful turning point in Perris’ life. He wrote the song three years ago in Stockholm, Sweden, with collaborators Mark Caplice and Moh Denebi, at a time when personal freedom was at the forefront of his mind.

The remix follows the release of George’s third full-length English-language albumNo Armor , an exquisite glimpse into the songs that have shaped him into a global phenomenon and the most widely renowned Greek singer of his generation which ushers in a new chapter in George’s life both personally and musically. “At the start of lockdown I’d gone through several years of big changes in my life, so I threw myself into psychoanalysis to try to focus on what I needed and wanted,” Perris says in disclosing the cover’s origins. “As soon as I heard ‘My Future’ I knew I had to create my own version of it: it’s a big part of the puzzle in terms of not just reflecting on the past but looking forward to the future and where I’m going next in my life.” 

His new album No Armor is an exquisite glimpse into the songs that have shaped him into a global phenomenon and the most widely renowned Greek singer of his generation. 

In a testament to the incredible depth of his musicality, on the album, Perris reinterprets an extraordinary range of artists including Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” Billie Eilish, ABBA, Stephen Sondheim, and Nana Mouskouri on the album, infusing each song with the enchanting vocal presence he’s brought to many of the world’s most illustrious stages. Despite its endless eclecticism, No Armor is indelibly rooted in Perris’ deep understanding of just how profoundly songs can impact our lives, and his lifelong commitment to creating music that lifts the spirit and strengthens the heart. Co-producing alongside composer/arranger/pianist Alexander LivitsanosPerris assembled a lineup of prestigious Greek musicians to record his first-ever album in Greece—a pivotal factor in forging its distinctly Mediterranean sound. Thanks to their use of traditional instruments like the bouzouki and qanun, Perris’s collaborators ultimately added a decidedly Greek texture to the beloved songs that make up his musical DNA.  

The album features stunning covers of West Side Story’s “Somewhere” and his inimitable spin on the ABBA smash “I Have A Dream,” showcasing footagefrom Perris’ recently released third PBS concert special George Perris: A Sunset in Greece.PRESS HEREto watch the sizzle reel. Both the music videos and special werefilmed at the 2,500-year-old Temple of Aphaea, making George the first artist in history to perform at an ancient Greek temple. George Perris: A Sunset in Greece is the follow up to Perris’ two previous PBS specials – George Perris: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Centerand George Perris: Live From The Acropolis– which have amassed over 160 million total viewers worldwide. Fusing his passion for the arts and humanitarianism, Perris supports Horatio Alger Association, a nonprofit educational organization that grants scholarships to students facing adversity. In addition to being an ambassador to the Horatio Alger Association, Perris also recently became a UNICEF ambassador focused on addressing child abuse.

No Armor Track List: 

01. My Future

02. I Have A Dream 

03. Both Sides Now

04. Recuerdos De La Alhambra

05. No Armor

06. Traveler

07. Now I Can Dance 

08. How To Fall

09. Where Is It Written

10. Somewhere

11. When I Am Laid In Earth