Taylor Lumley had been a member of Beartooth since 2013.
In a statement posted to twitter, Taylor Lumley has announced that he has quit Beartooth to pursue other creative projects. In the statement he says that the decision was based around wanting to focus more on his life and art, and that the decision doesn't come from a place of ill will.
I quit Beartooth today to focus more on my life and my art. I love all the dudes in our band and crew like family and there was no ill will at all.
Thank y’all for loving me through this chapter of my life, and encouraging me to love myself.
I’ll be back? pic.twitter.com/j4t0MyXQRR— Taylor Lumley (@tlums) 10 April 2018
Beartooth took to twitter shortly after to release a statement of their own, saying "Our close friend and btoehr Taylor Lumley has decided to leave Beartooth to focus on other creative endeavours. We wish him love, success, and happiness in his journey. Thanks for sticking with us through this transitional period. We'll have some new tunes for you guys ASAP!"
Our close friend and brother Taylor Lumley has decided to leave Beartooth in order to focus on other creative endeavors. We wish him love, success, and happiness in his journey. Thanks for sticking with us in this transitional period. We’ll have some new tunes for you guys ASAP! pic.twitter.com/BcTtBZY6cV— Beartooth (@BEARTOOTHband) 11 April 2018
New tunes ASAP? Sounds very promising!