Yanni Burton’s latest single, “End Up Missing,” is an inspiring summer dance track he wrote about the passion, lust and excitement of a new relationship, and what happens when it fades.
“I have wasted so much time looking for someone to complete me when Mr. Right was in front of me all along,” the New Yorker reflects. “We tell ourselves we need that special someone to complete us when most of the time all we need is already with us.”
Produced by Lars Soderberg (Lauv, Adam Rickfors, Black Eyed Peas’ Printz Board), “End Up Missing” is Yanni Burton’s third independent single release this year.
He thought it might be fun to create an artistic dance film in the desert of California’s Joshua Tree National Park.
“I had in mind that the dancers would both emulate the growth of trees and also represent the growth of human emotion and sexual experience, and how that looks in a purely physical form,” Yanni explains.
The video features several incredible dancers and Yanni. He is not a trained dancer, but that doesn’t stop him from also appearing, nearly nude and in a leotard.
To prepare his body both physically and mentally, he trained for three rigorous months in the gym and at Barry’s Bootcamp, here in Chelsea.
Yanni Burton grew up in Adelaide, Australia, a small town that also happens to be the birthplace of pop singer Sia. For college, he attended Juilliard, where he studied the double bass. In fact, he holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in orchestral performance and is producer and general manager of NYC’s Salome Chamber Orchestra.
His hope today is to be a voice for other LGBTQ independent artists trying to make it in the music industry. He feels it is important they share their voices and ideas to the world. “By sharing our true selves, we give perspective and knowledge, and hopefully the world can all learn from it and move forward,” he explains. He stays true to his experiences, even when they involve intimacy with another man, because he finds they are the most relatable songs he produces, for both gay and straight audiences.
Yanni Burton’s “End Up Missing” is available on Apple Music, Spotify and all digital platforms. Visit yanniburton.com.