The New York-based songwriter/producer birthed the project out of a tumultuous experience which resulted in an unexpected three-day stint at the hospital. Late one night, after Foster’s heart, stopped for 15 seconds on his bathroom floor, he found himself on a hospital bed preparing for emergency surgery. Both before and after his surgery, the artist fought through existential thoughts and difficult questions. Though he left with many of them unanswered, there was one thing he knew for sure – a burning desire to play music again had returned.

Taking things into his own hands, Foster began writing for his new project, dubbed E.R.I.E. after the last letters of his daughters’ first and middle names. The moniker also stands for ‘Everything Resides In Everyone,’ something he believes truly.

As Foster himself explains it, “It’s a reminder that we all have a full spectrum of emotions and capabilities inside of us – the good, the bad, the pretty, the ugly – more often than not, it’s up to us to channel those accordingly.”

SOURCE: Official Bio