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Austin Carlile has posted a kind statement on his Instagram, praising his former band, Of Mice & Men.

The four piece, now fronted by bassist Aaron Pauley, released their debut song with a new lineup over the weekend. It's called “Unbreakable,” which you can listen to here.

Read more: See behind-the-scenes photos from Of Mice & Men’s new video for “Unbreakable”

Carlile parted ways with Of Mice & Men in the final days of 2016. Since then, he has been an advocate for the Marfan Foundation.

Recently, Carlile shared with fans an update on his health, saying, “”I will be overcoming and recovering from this before seeing some of you THIS Summer!”

Read more: Listen to Of Mice & Men play first show without Austin Carlile

“People saying “Of Mice is back”… we never went anywhere!!! Great job on new song guys, taking it back to sounding like the kings of screamo & metalcore again!!! After 8 years of touring, 4 full albums, and over TWELVE members apart of this band up until this point so far… SO many people and hearts have made Of Mice what it is today… It has always been a group effort, it has always been about what everyone individually puts in or brings to the table to form the whole… @omandm isn't just one or two people… It is many. It employs over 25 people, it gives jobs & health care to people that can't afford it (like me for example.) It brings hope to people whom may have none with it's lyrics that Shayley, Aaron, myself, and even Valentino have written over the years… It is you. It has always been about you, the fan, the listener. Because that's exactly what we are ourselves, fans of music! That's why they must continue on and I'm PROUD to see them continuing on strong, and especially proud to see @alanashby on the mic too”

 

People saying “Of Mice is back”… we never went anywhere!!! Great job on new song guys, taking it back to sounding like the kings of screamo & metalcore again!!! After 8 years of touring, 4 full albums, and over TWELVE members apart of this band up until this point so far… SO many people and hearts have made Of Mice what it is today… It has always been a group effort, it has always been about what everyone individually puts in or brings to the table to form the whole… @omandm isn't just one or two people… It is many. It employs over 25 people, it gives jobs & health care to people that can't afford it (like me for example.) It brings hope to people whom may have none with it's lyrics that Shayley, Aaron, myself, and even Valentino have written over the years… It is you. It has always been about you, the fan, the listener. Because that's exactly what we are ourselves, fans of music! That's why they must continue on and I'm PROUD to see them continuing on strong, and especially proud to see @alanashby on the mic too ������

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