Saosin is an American rock band from Orange County, California, United States. The band was formed in 2003 and recorded its first EP, Translating the Name, that same year original vocalist Anthony Green left Saosin due to personal reasons. In 2004, Cove Reber replaced Green as vocalist after auditioning for the role. The group recorded its self titled debut album which was released on Capitol Records on September 26, 2006. Their second studio album, In Search of Solid Ground, was released on September 8, 2009 on Virgin and contains three re-recorded tracks off of The Grey EP. Reber departed from the band in 2010 and subsequently went on a three-year hiatus. In 2013, the band reformed with all original members, except Zach, and began touring. They released their third studio album and their first studio album, Along the Shadow, with original vocalist Anthony Green on May 20, 2016 through Epitaph Records. It is also the album that marks the final feature lead guitarist Justin Shekoski.
Anthony Green had initially suggested the name “Saosin” for the band. Saosin means “careful” in Chinese (小心 xiǎo xīn). The word comes from a 15th-century proverb about fathers admonishing their sons who are being married off for money to not get emotionally involved with their wives, as they could die at any time. Green explained the meaning behind this as being a reference to the fact that nothing is eternal, and that it is a mistake to become overly attached to any one or thing, because that thing will eventually be lost. While Green’s personal interpretation of the word 小心 xiao xin is obscure, 小心 xiao xin is generally used in Chinese as a means to express caution. Green had previously used “Saosin” as a track name in his high school band, Audience of One’s CD, I Remember When This All Meant Something