ERYS | Jaden Smith

by Cayla Rubin

The Karate Kid is all grown up, 21 years old today, the actor turned global recording artist, curator, innovator, songwriter, and philanthropist Jaden, is giving his millions of fans a gift for his birthday - his highly anticipated second album ERYS is streaming everywhere today. ERYS is both the literal and metaphorical antithesis of his first album SYRE. SYRE is reminiscent upon the maturity of heartbreak and fleeting love, regardless of one’s age, while ERYS is about taking a different approach. When Jaden talked to Flaunt about his philanthropic involvement, strategic instagram use and music endeavors this past May, he reflected on ERYS, “I’m giving people this first look at a punk whose name is ‘ERYS.’ He’s trying to mix rap and rock n’ roll together. ERYS has an obsession with vision... I think my music is helping to facilitate me finding my way.” If his first album SYRE was the angel, think of ERYS as the more ominous devil. The juxtaposition between these two collections of work illustrates Jaden’s undeniable genre-bending talent; his music is as unapologetic as he is himself. 

ERYS mixes hip-hop, alternative, rock, and indie music to create a mesmerizing sound unlike any other. He made over one hundred songs for this album, and 17 of them along with 3 deluxe tracks made the cut. ERYS includes features by Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Trinidad James, and Willow. Check out Jadens festival performances and tour dates with Tyler, The Creator below, and be sure to listen to ERYS while you wait to see him live, I know I will be.

Festival Performances

7/21 Lollapalooza            Paris

8/3   Veld Festival           Toronto, ON

8/16     Blockfest Festival    Finland

8/24 FEST Festival         Poland

Tour Dates Supporting Tyler The Creator

9/2   Minneapolis, MN     Armory

9/4   Chicago, IL              Credit Union 1 Arena

9/6   Toronto, ON                ScotiaBank Arena

9/7   Detroit, MI               Masonic Temple

9/10 Boston, MA             Agganis Arena

9/11 Laval, QC                Place Bell

9/12 New York, NY         MSG

9/21 Columbia, MD         Merriweather Post Pavilion

9/22 Columbus, OH        Express Live

9/24 Pittsburgh, PA         Stage AE

9/25 Philadelphia, PA     Skyline Stage at the Mann

9/27 Orlando, FL             Addition Financial Arena

9/28 Tampa, FL              Yuengling Center

9/29 Miami, FL                American Airlines Arena