Christos Cholidis premiered his much anticipated new single and video on May 7, An Akoma M Agapas (If You Still Love Me). 
His record label has described it as a “dynamic folk mid-tempo song” that will be included in his new upcoming album, soon to be released by Minos EMI.
The impressive video directed by Alex Konstantinidis takes place on a human chessboard, a power battle between good and evil. 
Starring opposite Christos Cholidis is Marianna Painesi.
Christos was a former basketball player, however, his athletic career was cut short when he was involved in an army related accident from a plane that caused him severe serious injuries.
During his pro athlete years, he served his time in the army which became another great love and passion of his. In an interview he once said (“An den imoun oute tragoudistis, oute athlitis, tha imoun monima sto strato”) that if he wasn’t a singer or athlete, he would permanently be in the army; fortunately for his many fans that was not to be his fate.
After his basketball career came to a halt it was by chance he fell into modelling, which led him to his first modelling gig on Roula Koromila’s show in 2003, which would change the direction of his career and life. It was there on his third and final appearance on the show’s season finale that he noticed a live musical band before him. As he scanned through the band a friendly face stood out that he would soon after approach and ask how one might be able to audition to become a singer. Three months later that friendly face messaged Christos inviting him to an audition and the rest is history.
 
Today Christos Cholidis is one of the most popular and recognised voices of his generation. Having toured extensively and teamed with some of Greece’s great legends such as 
Vasilis Karras and Stamatis Gonidis, he’s also had some chart-topping hits from his previous and past albums. Christos still combines his two loves, one being professionally and the other leisurely; of music and basketball. He can be seen regularly on stage performing or if you’re lucky you may occasionally spot him on a basketball court shooting hoops. 
Christos Cholidis as of May 3 has returned to his familiar popular base at Frangelico with Giorgios Giannias, performing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
 
We wish him well with his new song and album, kali epituxia!
Song: If You Still Love Me 
Vocals: Christos Cholidis
Music: Vasilis Gavriilidis
Lyrics: Aggeliki Makrinioti
If you even care about me a little
Let me calm down from you
In my sleep don’t come to me, I don’t want you to

Nor in dreams what you do, I don’t want to know

If you still love me, I don’t care
Especially if I learn from third parties
You probably want to keep me here tied up

Lit like a candle to wait

If you still love me
Better that I not know
Away from me if you’re in pain
Better that I not know
If I was missed a lot
And if you have a heart of half
I don’t care anymore because

I don’t want to know you 

If you don’t want me to break into pieces

Then just leave me for a while in peace
If still I mean something to you
With your afflicted ego press the brakes
If you still love me, I do not care
Especially if I learn from third parties
You probably want to keep me tied here
Lit like a candle to wait
If you still love me
Better that I not know
Away from me if you hurt
Better that I not know
If I was missed a lot
And if you have half a heart
I do not care anymore because
I do not want to know you
Don’t call me
Messages do not send
They will all go to waste
I will not see any
With my friends do not go out
What I do, do not learn
You finished for me
I say it and I mean it
If you still love me
Better that I not know
Away from me if you hurt
Better that I not know
If I was missed a lot
And if you have half a heart
I do not care anymore because
I do not want to know you
In Greek – 
Αν σε νοιάζει έστω λίγο πια για μένα
Άφησέ με να ηρεμήσω από σενα
Μες τον ύπνο μου μην έρχεσαι δε θέλω
Ούτε στα όνειρα τι κάνεις να μην ξέρω
Αν ακόμα μ’αγαπάς δε με ενδιαφέρει
Ειδικά αν από τρίτους το μαθαίνω
Μάλλον θες να με κρατάς εδώ δεμένο
Αναμμένο σαν κερί να περιμένωΑν ακόμα μ’αγαπας
Καλύτερα μην ξέρω
Μακριά μου αν πονάς
Καλύτερα μην ξέρω
Αν σου έλειψα πολύ
Κι αν καρδιά έχεις μισή
Δε με νοιάζει πια γιατί
Δε θέλω να σε ξέρω

Αν δε θέλεις σε κομμάτια εγώ να σπάσω
Τότε άφησέ με λίγο να ησυχάσω
Αν για σένα κάτι ακόμα εγώ σημαίνω
Στο θιγμένο εγωισμό σου πάτα φρένο

Αν ακόμα μ’αγαπάς δε με ενδιαφέρει
Ειδικά αν από τρίτους το μαθαίνω
Μάλλον θες να με κρατάς εδώ δεμένο
Αναμμένο σαν κερί να περιμένω

Αν ακόμα μ’αγαπας
Καλύτερα μην ξέρω
Μακριά μου αν πονάς
Καλύτερα μην ξέρω
Αν σου έλειψα πολύ
Κι αν καρδιά έχεις μισή
Δε με νοιάζει πια γιατί
Δε θέλω να σε ξέρω

Τηλέφωνα μην παίρνεις
Μηνύματα μη στέλνεις
Θα πάνε όλα χαμένα
Κανένα δε θα δω
Με φίλους μου μη βγαίνεις
Τί κανω να μαθαίνεις
Τελείωσες για μένα
Το λέω και το εννοώ

Αν ακόμα μ’αγαπας
Καλύτερα μην ξέρω
Μακριά μου αν πονάς
Καλύτερα μην ξέρω
Αν σου έλειψα πολύ
Κι αν καρδιά έχεις μισή
Δε με νοιάζει πια γιατί
Δε θέλω να σε ξέρω

*Photos courtesy of Christos Cholidis Official Instagram Account: instagram.com

Angela Kalias

Melbourne based Angela Kalias is an accomplished singer, songwriter, blogger, Creative Designer and Sales Executive. Her work includes web design and management, marketing, PR, styling and tour promotion- primarily within the Greek entertainment industry. Her passion for Greece, music, fashion and style translates in all she embodies and her infectious personality enthuses all. Angela has been a regular contributor for GC and now joins the GCT team, where she will bring the latest from the celebrity and entertainment world. Angela is passionate and dedicated to delivering the best with ultimate professionalism (and a touch of glam).

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