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WU LYF Break Up

"WU LYF is dead to me"

Nov 26, 2012
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Though it is yet to be confirmed from either their management or publicsts, Manchester rock group WU LYF - whose debut Go Tell Fire To the Mountain was one of 2011's breakthrough records - has supposedly broken up. Over the weekend the band posted a new song titled "Triumph" to their YouTube page. Accompanying the stream however frontman Ellery James Roberts had written a letter expressing the end of the group:

 

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.

P E O are P L E the world over. Your beautiful and strange, and I love you. But The Great Longings calling and I’m young and free enough to try and answer.

Forever
Ellery James Roberts

 

Below the initial letter followed another text of parting words (it's unclear who the author is):

 

Evans/Joe/Tom

I am gone. This isn’t the end. This is the begging.
We done business to be as free as we want to be; I’m exercising this freedom. Manchester and the life we maintaining is leaving me empty. It is a beautiful/ incredible/ insane world we live and I’m done walking round in baby step circles in a self involved bubble. WU LYF isn’t that important. So go do what you want to do. If you wanna play together, Play! your talented musicians so don’t waste that. I am bored of the most challenging thing in WU LYF being deluding myself of its relevance. Dirty free, as that show ended it concreted my decision that a change has to come. “Be the change you want to see” said a wise old man.
I’m going to keep on doing what I do; if the time comes in the future where we all truly want to collaborate on something then that door is always going to be open; I have nothing but love for you all.

But I want to live life that’s true to me.

Stay safe
your Brother from another mother…
X

(I’m gonna stay on email so keep in touch.)

 

Representatives of the band have yet to comment on the status of the group. Click below to listen to what is potentially WU LYF's final song.

   

(www.wulyf.org)

 



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