Paramore part ways with original member

15 December 2015 | 3:42 pm | Staff Writer
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Tennessee pop punk outfit Paramore have parted ways with original bassist Jeremy Davis. Subsequently, with Davis now out of the band, vocalist Hayley Williams remains the only founding member.

And then there was one. Tennessee pop punk outfit Paramore have parted ways with original bassist Jeremy Davis. Subsequently, with Davis now out of the band, vocalist Hayley Williams remains the only founding member.

In a statement, the band observed the departure of the bass player, which has been described as "really painful."

Williams, along with guitarist Taylor York, comprise the permanent line-up, with the remaining spots currently filled by touring musicians.

Paramore write:

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"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."

Paramore's current studio album is their 2013 self-titled release.