Bassist Jeremy Davis Leaves Paramore

Sad news, Paramore fans. The band has been a 3-piece for the last five years, but now that trio is down to two. Bassist Jeremy Davis, one of the original founding members of the band, has decided to part ways with Paramore. You can read the full statement below:

Jeremy Davis has been with Paramore since the band formed back in 2004. He was a part of all of their studio albums, including their most recent self-titled effort. 2013’s Paramore was the only album in which the band wrote and recorded as a trio. He was never a principle songwriter in the group, though, and only cowrote the song “Interlude: Holiday.”

He is not the first band member to leave Paramore. In 2010, both Josh and Zac Farro left the band on rather bad terms. Luckily, tensions seem to have lessened over the years, and they seem to be on better terms now. Prior to the Farro brothers’ departure, Josh Farro was the main songwriter along with Hayley Williams. On the last album, Hayley wrote nearly all of the songs with guitarist Taylor York.

Hayley is now the only remaining original member of Paramore since their formation in 2004. Taylor York, however, has been an official part of the band since 2007.

Paramore is about to begin working on their fifth album, the followup to Paramore. Now that the group is down to just a duo, it will be interesting to see how the new music sounds.

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