letlive., who have previously performed at the Afropunk Fest, has officially announced their breakup.
letlive. is an American rock group that consists of lead vocalist Jason Aalon Butler , guitarist Jeff Sahyoun, bassist Ryan Jay Johnson and drummer Loniel Robinson. During their time together, during 2002-2017, the band has released four full albums and one EP. The band formed in Los Angeles by Jason Aalon Butler, Alex Haythorn, Ben Sharp and Christian Johansen.
According to THEPRP, a Facebook post was released by the band about their breakup. In this post, even though there is no specific reason for the breakup, they say that they should end the same way they began.
The statement states:
“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. 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.
Jason Aalon Butler, Loniel Robinson, Ryan Johnson, & Jeffrey Sahyoun”
Photo Credit: Marisa Rose Ficara