After being a member of the band since their inception back in 2004, Paramore‘s bassist Jeremy Davis has announced today that he has decided to part ways with the band, leaving the group as a duo and vocalist Hayley Williams as the only remaining original member. The band have released an official statement via their Facebook, confirming Davis‘ departure and that the band “can and should continue on”. You can read the full statement below:
“These last few years have held some of the most fulfilling moments we’ve had yet… as people, as friends, and as a band. The self-titled era was one that we knew would be important for us but also one we’d eventually have to move on from. In moving forward, there is growth, pain, and change… and sometimes the change is not at all what you hoped for. We’ve written and re-written this countless times and there’s just not a good way to put it… Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us. To be honest, this has been really painful. After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will.
We’re really thankful for the people who have helped see us through hard times before and what we’ve discovered is that those people are just as much a part of this as we will ever be. We’re hopeful for Paramore’s future and we’re also excited for what Jeremy’s going to do next. Thank you all for your support and your belief in us. It’s kept us going. We will see some of you really soon on Parahoy. If you’re not coming on the cruise, we will still see you in 2016.”
In a recent interview with AltPress (here), Williams has confirmed that the self-titled era has now drawn to a close, and that though there’s no news on when to expect a follow-up yet, they are working on things slowly.
Any further news regarding plans for a replacement member, forthcoming release information, tour plans in the UK, Davis‘ plans for the future, and more will be confirmed as and when it develops.
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