I See Stars front-man Devin Oliver shows off a more vulnerable and sultry side of his artistry with his solo electronic project shYbeast, and the new single “no 1 else.”
Although shYbeast has written and sang all his vocals on previous releases – “Cruel Love” and “Do You Mind” – this is the first release showing off his production, and his full vision for the project musically.
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 dance and rock.
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.
Oliver says; “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 & a million questions…The dichotomy between the emotional verses & 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…”