ERASE THEORY, the solo project from Jeff Sahyoun – guitarist of post-hardcore groundbreakers letlive. – have released a new single ‘Man Overboard’, out now via Icons Creating Evil Art. It’s the next track to be revealed from their forthcoming second EP ‘The Good Kind’, which will be out 30th November. Sahyoun says of the ruminating track “Man Overboard captures the struggle between ambition and authenticity, illustrating the pain of conforming to social expectations while yearning for a chance to rewrite one’s narrative.”
The explosive first single to be released from the collection, ‘Taking A Beat,’ was released in the summer and meditates on a time where he was going through a lot of self reflection and thinking back on his career as an artist. It serves as a reminder that the pursuit of artistic fulfilment is a journey worth embarking on, even in the face of adversity. The track received airplay on the likes of BBC Radio 1 Future Alternative with Nels Hylton.
Six years in the making, 2023 saw ERASE THEORY hit the ground running hard. The project burst onto the international stage with their self-titled debut EP – a brisk combination of spiky electronics, ethereal atmospheres and thrashing emotion. The EP’s tracks received airplay from BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! Radio, Idobi Radio and sweeping support from Pandora alongside glowing reviews from the likes of Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Pop Culture, Guitar World, Metal Hammer and more.
Since then, there have been drum and bass remixes, a collaboration with The Color Fred and further refining of what the band represents for Sahyoun now. He has carved out something extraordinary, pulling from seething punk rock as much as introspective EDM, referencing The Weeknd as much as AFI and not letting silly things like boundaries stand in the way of innovation. This is a project that feels as familiar as it does fresh. It’s a vessel filled to the brim with enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and ambition. A place that he can call home and mold into absolutely anything he wishes.
Sahyoun has recaptured that youthful energy that every artist craves. That rush of adrenaline you feel when you write your first song in your bedroom at 15. Every morsel of music appearing under the ERASE THEORY banner feels exactly like that. And that will never ever change.
‘THE GOOD KIND’ TRACK LISTING:
Taking A Beat
So They Say
The Good Kind
PRESS PRAISE FOR ERASE THEORY:
“An eclectic mix of danceable electro beats and melodic choruses, designed to purge emotion” – Metal Hammer
“A bubbling, thoughtful piece of caustic alt-rock brilliance, brimming with innovation and intensity.” – Rock Sound
“The ‘Erase Theory’ EP is a well-crafted, coherent and exciting debut.” – Punktastic
“ERASE THEORY is rewriting the rulebook, and it sounds brilliant.” – Distorted Sound