Letlive announce split


Letlive have announced that they have decided to call a halt to their career.

Jason Butler, Loniel Robinson, Ryan Johnson and Jeff Sahyoun issued a statement saying that there will be “no further activity for the foreseeable future” and report the reason is because there’s been a “divergence in views and aims” within the band.

The full statement reads: “In the summer of 2002 this thing we call Letlive began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, Letlive was meant to be an idea not an outfit.

“This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding an ironic strength in vulnerability. This is how it all began and it must end in the same fashion.

“We have been granted opportunities and experiences beyond anything we could have ever imagined and we are well aware that none of the aforementioned would be possible without you.

“Your support, investments, and genuine belief have been nothing short of inspiring which is what allowed us to create these works while enduring the unsettling ebb and flow of career musicianship.

“With this in mind, we would like to take this time to exhibit said transparency and explain that over time a divergence in views and aims has developed within the camp and, for the moment, the impact that has on Letlive as a group is that there will be no further activity for the foreseeable future.”

The band add: “We want to thank every single person that we were privileged enough to make a connection with through this vessel. We will no longer write the soundtrack, but the most important element, the idea, will continue as long as you allow it to. You are and always will be Letlive.”

Letlive released a total of four studio albums, their most recent being If I’m The Devil… which launched in the summer of 2016.

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