WU LYF is one of the most exciting new acts to emerge within the last several years, but their future as a band is in major doubt. Last night a new song “T R I U M P H” was posted on Youtube accompanied by a very disenchanting letter from frontman Ellery James Roberts where he states “WU LYF is dead to me” amongst other things. Roberts appears to be leaving the band, but he seems to leave the door open for working with his bandmates in the future or possibly having them work on material without him.
In response to the letter Wu Lyf bassist Tom McClung on Twitter wrote, “Not over yet.” The farewell track “T R I U M P H” can be streamed below. We will keep you up to date with this story as it continues to unfold. [NME]
Here is an excerpt from the letter Roberts posted on the Youtube page for the song “T R I U M P H.”
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.