Husband-wife duo Life On Eris, comprised of Chris Carmack and Erin Slaver, are jumping headfirst in “The Risk,” available now at all streaming platforms and digital retailers.
Reminiscing on the sweet moments of their first dates mixed with all the second-guessing of a new relationship, Carmack and Slaver pulled inspiration from their own love story’s soundtrack for their charming independent release. Head-over-heels while exploring their then-hometown of Nashville, TN, they fell for each other over writers’ rounds and a mutual passion for Pop-Country music.
“The lighthearted nature and production of ‘The Risk’ takes us back to an earlier, more carefree time in our relationship; before we took on the responsibilities of starting a family and the realities of married life,” Slaver shares with Hollywood Life. “However, its message also reflects the pandemic, as the ‘risk factor’ seems high these days just walking out of your front door. The song’s lyrics are rooted in the memories Chris and I shared during our first few dates.”
“‘The Risk’ came out of our need to write and share a lighthearted, happy song that could garner a few smiles from us and our fans. We didn’t overthink production, we just played our instruments and sang,” Carmack added with Hollywood Life. “It was not surprising that it came out sounding more like the Country music we were making as individuals before we started our band.”
Carmack and Slaver wed in 2018 after meeting while filming on the hit TV drama, Nashville. Chris began writing songs and performing live in high school as part of jazz band and theater, later studying at NYU’s esteemed Tisch Adler Conservatory, before shopping his own material around Los Angeles while pursuing acting projects – notable roles include major TV shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, and The O.C. With Nashville, he joined fellow castmates on sold-out stages worldwide during multi-year tours across the U.S., UK, and Ireland, plus was a part of Nashville compilation albums spanning all six seasons.
Slaver was enrolled in classical violin training at the age of three, and eventually attended a music conservatory to further hone her craft. She’s co-wrote and performed on several studio albums with JD & The Straight Shot, and has opened for top-tier acts like Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Don Henley, and Jewel, in addition to touring in bands with major artists such as Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Katie Armiger, and JD & The Straight Shot.