Bassist Jeremy Davis has officially left his band Paramore after being one of two remaining original members including singer Hayley Williams. Davis joined Paramore in its early, pre-stardom days, when Williams and the Farro brothers (guitarist Josh and drummer Zac) were starting out in Franklin, Tenn. He briefly left the band around the time its 2005 debut All We Know Is Falling, but rejoined in time to tour behind their next album, 2007’s Riot! He had played bass in the band ever since, up through the touring cycle behind 2013’s Paramore.
Here's the full Facebook message from Paramore:
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.
More details to come. In the meantime, check out our feature interview with Davis HERE