UPDATED: October 22, at 4:50 p.m. EDT
A Skylit Drive have revealed their official statement on the situation, as well as announced an acoustic album, exclusively on AltPress.
ORIGINAL POST: October 22, at 11:37 a.m. EDT
According to a post from bassist Brian White's personal Instagram account, he along with drummer Cory La Quay have left A Skylit Drive. While an official statement was initially posted on the band's Facebook page, it has since been taken down and replaced with this message:
Fans & friends, earlier today an announcement was made public without the consent of everyone involved. We promise ALL of your questions and concerns will be answered tomorrow.
You can read what White's personal post had to say below. We are still currently awaiting a statement from the band.
Both White and La Quay have performed on all four of the band's full-length albums, as well as their debut EP, She Watched The Sky.
A message for our fans and friends, from Brian and Cory: First and foremost, we want to express our gratitude towards our fans and friends who have believed in us enough to support the music we love to play. Whether you have been with us since the beginning of A Skylit Drive or have started listening recently, and regardless of how you showed your support (by coming to a concert, buying our CD or merchandise, or spreading the word about us)…thank you. After careful consideration and having spent a significant amount of time making our decision, we will be parting ways with A Skylit Drive. The life-shaping experiences we have had as individuals, with our band mates/fellow touring bands and especially with our fans and friends is what makes our departure weigh so heavily on our hearts. While we arrived at our decision to leave A Skylit Drive separately, our reasons for doing so are very similar. Unfortunately, the same passion for our band that once fueled our success has changed. How a person values their art and the creative process is their own right, but for the two of us it has gotten to the point that we do not want to lose our love of writing, playing and preforming music because our values and ideas are no longer aligned with others. When we started this band, we could have never imagined that our dreams to travel and perform on stages across the world would come true. Thankful is an understatement for the way we feel about the opportunities we have been given to live our dream for the past eight years. That being said, we hope that you—our fans and friends— will continue to follow your dreams, whatever they may be. Do what makes you happy; otherwise there is no point in doing it at all. Music and performing will always be a part of us, and so we look forward to embracing new opportunities. We will not stop dreaming and we hope you will continue to dream with us. With the sincerest love and gratitude, Brian White and Cory LaQuay