On the video, which was highlighted by Rolling Stone today, the band said: “This video ties all the ideas from the record together. Distorted views, unclear agendas, the masses following along and a sense of unsettling tension. All accompanied by a mixture of emotions, moods and lights. ‘The Talk’ was a lot of fun to shoot and quite a strange experience! The pandemic has changed a lot all over the world, and here in Ohio the laws are very strict on social distancing. When it was time to start planning a video, we knew a lot of work and research had to be done to ensure the video came out exactly how we envisioned it and that all of the guidelines were met. Temperature on arrival, masks, social distancing, the whole 9-yards. Kinda hard to read the cameraman’s face when you can’t see it! The craziest part was the director was monitoring on a zoom call from a different state! Everyone did such an awesome job and were so professional about it, it ended being an awesome experience. I’m interested to see what the world looks like when it opens back up again.”
Flaunting towering vocals and wild guitar solos the quartet challenge rock ‘n’ roll to its very core with a timeless approach and 21st century swagger. They preceded the EP with the single “Dancing With Fire.” The song already captured top spots at Spotify’s New Noise, Apple’s Breaking Rock, and Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Rock & Fresh Rock playlists and received critical acclaim from Loudwire, Louder, Guitar World and more. The official music video shows the band in their element on the road and showcases their unparalleled performance ability. Check out the “Dancing With Fire” music video here!
The EP opens with self-titled track “The Talk” where seismic singing rings out in tandem with a fret-burning lead. Elsewhere, “Solo” hinges on a soulful refrain, while bluesy guitars bleed into another dynamic crescendo on the simmering “Morning Brew.”
To celebrate the release, the band performed the EP for the first time during a livestreamed performance for fans last week from Flannigan’s in Columbus, OH. The release performance aired on South of Eden’s YouTube and is not one to miss!
South Of Eden—Ehab Omran [lead vocals, acoustic guitar], Justin Young [lead guitar, vocals], Tom McCullough [drums], and Nick Frantianne [bass]—channel timeless rock ‘n’ roll energy through a modern perspective. Making waves as they shared bills with Puddle ofMudd and Red Sun Rising, graced the stage of rock mecca Sonic Temple and Epicenter in 2019, and recently performing with everyone from Foo Fighters to System of A Down. LAVA founder Jason Flom caught wind of the band and signed them the same year. Now, the group reinvigorate rock on their forthcoming 2020 debut for LAVA/Republic Records.