Paramore Announces Departure Of Bassist Jeremy Davis
Paramore has been a long standing favorite here at Buzznet. We’ve watched the band break into the big time, navigate through choppy waters of band turmoil, be on the verge of breaking up, come back with amazing music, and said good-bye to members who have decided it their time with the band was done. Now, singer Hayley Williams is finding herself as the sole founding member of the band remaining, after it was announced on their Facebook page that Jeremy Davis has decided to part ways with the music outfit to pursue other projects.
“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.”
The fan reaction on Facebook has been nothing short of supportive, with a few mixed feelings questioning if the band should continue on or call it a day. Regardless of what’s to come, we hope all members of Paramore past and present continue to let their talent shine.
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