Real Friends and Dan Lambton have parted ways. Posts from both parties were posted Friday, Feb. 14 to their respective social media outlets. Both Lambton and Real Friends have said that the split is mutual.
Real Friends formed in Illinois in 2010. The band has said that this is not the end of Real Friends and they are excited for the future.
Over the course of their 10-year history, Real Friends released three studio albums and six EP’s. The most recent full-length being Composure in 2018.
Both Real Friends and Lambton have not fully revealed reasoning for parting ways, but as stated, both said it was mutual. Lambton has said he will continue writing music for his band rationale. and will also continue streaming on Twitch.
Real Friends will continue existing and look forward to the future. Check out both posts below.
To Our Friends and Fans,
After ten years together, we have mutually parted ways with Dan Lambton.
We have lived out our dreams, toured the world, released three albums and made countless memories together that we’ll never, ever forget.
What that future hold, we aren’t entirely sure of yet—but we are excited and optimistic. At the same time, we also wish our brother and friend Dan the best. He will continue writing with rationale. and live streaming on Twitch.
This is not the end of Real Friends. We have simply turned the page to the next chapter.
Thank you for all of your love and support.
Dave, Kyle, Eric, and Brian
— Real Friends (@realfriendsband) February 14, 2020
For the sake of brevity, I’ll get straight to the point. We have mutually decided that it is best for Real Friends to continue on without me. Over time, this band has changed, evolved and reached a place where our paths are diverging, leading us to this collective conclusion.
Moving forward, I will continue to write music with rationale., livestream on Twitch, and, at the moment, it is unclear whether or not I will be able to pursue music in a full-time capacity.
Either way, I am grateful to have experienced all of the opportunities presented to us as Real Friends. We have been able to do so many amazing things and share many intimate moments with so many incredible people. For that, I am grateful.
Thank you for everything,
I am no longer a part of Real Friends. Full statement below pic.twitter.com/uZXVqJiJN6
— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) February 14, 2020