I See Stars front-man and electronic-aggressive rock icon Devin Oliver shows off a more vulnerable and sultry side with his solo electronic project shYbeast. Created with the goal to blend rock and electronic music, shYbeast is back with new single "no 1 else". This is the first track to feature production, lyrics and vocals from Oliver without a collaborator. Combining diverging elements of Oliver’s rock/electronic band background, lighter indie-rock vocals, and a beautiful electronic melody that switches gears into a drumstep-esque drop, “no 1 else” is an emotional single that bridges both genres.
“The song “no 1 else” is about acceptance. We’ve all been there. Whether it be a typical bad break up or someone passing away, both leaving you with tough resentment and a million questions,” said Oliver. “The dichotomy between the emotional verses and the aggressive drops in the song, to me, symbolizes the never-ending rollercoaster we are on. The music video shares that dynamic with shots in the redwood forest blended with the more uplifting performance shots. The reality is you can never replace anyone in this world. We are all so individually put together.”
The accompanying music video perfectly brings to life the softer verses, showing Oliver in a lush and colorful redwood forest, before cascading into the drop and showing dancers in only red, black and white coloring. The contrast of these images and sounds is the essence of the project - not bound to one genre, sound or feeling. Watch the music video and listen to “no 1 else” out now!