Yanni Burton is dangerously in love in his new single and music video, “Worth It,” a song about the intoxicating and sometimes overwhelming sensation of an exciting new passion.
“It was inspired by the time I met a boy, went boy crazy, and wildness ensued,” remembers Yanni, with a wistful grin.
The video takes the story of a playful fling between boys and explores what happens when it transforms into a toxic situation, where pushing the boundaries of fun and games turns into a life altering moment.
Yanni is the fledgling gay being seduced by a charming, edgy bad boy (played by Kevin William Reed) and led into breaking into a Connecticut mansion. The boys frolic around the gardens in their underwear, make-out in the massive swimming pool and have sex all over the house. “The idea is that relationships can be one sided and dangerously blind,” Yanni explains. “The price can be high and you have to wonder, is it worth it?”
“Where I certainly wouldn’t want to go to jail from a fling, I can see how allowing a guy to take control and lead me down a risky path I would never normally take, can be exciting. The experience of that energy, lust and passion from being dangerously in love will last a life time and so yeah, maybe for me, it is worth it.”
Yanni Burton is an Aussie living in NYC. He attended Juilliard and, in addition to his pop career, is Producer and General Manager of the Salome Chamber Orchestra. His Instagram is a thirst trap but sorry guys, he’s taken. He and his fiancé were engaged last fall and plan to walk down the aisle this spring.