By Michael Gioia
17 Jul 2013
Created by rising theatrical songwriter Joey Contreras (All the Kids are Doing It, "Love Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras"), the series strives to present new material in a sleek, intimate format, à la MTV-style music videos.
"We are capturing stories with these songs," Contreras previously told Playbill.com. "I want the heart, the soul, the vulnerability, the nuances of these emotions expressed through each video, and I think we'll be able to catch that magic — especially with the talent we'll be working with!"
"Give Words of Love," the fourth in the series, is a stand-alone pop song written by Sarnak. Click here to watch "Great, Cool," the first song in the series performed by Newsies' Ben Fankhauser and Spring Awakening's Blake Daniel; here for "Good Friends," the second in the series performed by Spring Awakening's Phoebe Strole; and here for "Town Goes Boom," performed by Hands on a Hardbody's Jay Armstrong Johnson.
Songwriter Sarnak — whose A Lasting Impression (winner of Pace New Musicals 2012, performed Off-Broadway at the 4th Street Theatre at NYTW in August 2012 and winner of the 2013 NJ Playwright's contest) was recently seen in concert at Joe's Pub with Alice Ripley, Meghann Fahy and Noble — has four full-length musicals in development, including Mixtape, which was featured in Silent Street Productions' 2012 season.
Contreras, who was recently named Broadway Dreams Foundation's first Artist in Residence, is creating his sophomore album "Young Kind of Love."
Watch "Give Words of Love":