American pop-punk superstars Paramore announced through their Facebook page that bassist Jeremy Davis is leaving the band.
The departure leaves singer Hayley Williams as the only remaining original member. The band said they will continue on, despite Davis’ departure.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Davis has departed from the band. In late 2004, Davis cited personal reasons when he announced he was quitting the band. Six months later, Paramore asked Davis to return for a stint on the Van’s Warped Tour. In 2010, brothers and founding members Zac and Josh Farro left the band, citing on Josh’s blogger page that they no longer wanted to be a part of a “manufactured product of a major-label.” Those statements later brought to light that the Paramore concept was merely a vehicle for Williams, who was the only member of the band actually signed to Atlantic Records.
Paramore will be looking to replace Davis quickly. Their next live appearance will take place on their four-day music cruise Parahoy, including music from New Found Glory, Chvrches and Lights.
Paramore released its last album, Paramore, in 2014. The single “Ain’t in Fun” became the band’s highest charting U.S. single to date. The song also won Best Rock Song at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.