Gritty heavy pop / indie band WU LYF decided to call it a day over the Thanksgiving weekend, citing issues of being a spent force. To make matters more complicated, they released a new song called "T R I U M P H" via YouTube only to remove it later on. Before they took it down, band leader Ellery James Roberts posted this note with the song:
"By the time I wrote this I was all ready gone. You know you aint got nothing but time, but time isn't an infinite currency I want to see wasted. If this is our last month living, apocalypse looming, I am not going to spend my final hours waiting in purgatory. I am done. There is nothing here that inspires/ interests me beyond the emptiness for dreams. and I don't want to spend my life asleep; dreaming of a....
"Wake up! We stay safe/ everything is golden/ in this place.
"WU LYF is dead to me. The sincerity of "Go tell fire" was lost in the bull shit of maintaining face in the world we live. Clap your hands chimp everybody's watching. A year spent losing faith; Innocence lost wide eyes see clear the dark. There's blood running down streets of every city in the world, what's a song to do, pretend it mean everything/nothing to you. Another distraction from the world we live. I and I struggle for a based positivity; Get free or die trying; J C Hung him self up for the easy way out. so Broken Mama Cita be kind to me."
WU LYF released Go Tell Fire to the Mountain last year and received critical acclaim, and this isn't the first time the band has said that they're breaking up -- they did in the Spring only to continue as a band. Let's see how this one plays out.
Recording Label: LYF Recordings