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DROWNINGMAN Goes On Extended, Indefinite Hiatus

Unless it's all theater, again.


Drowningman has had a pretty complicated reunion. The band got back together in 2021, released their first new music in 16 years as the Later Day Saints EP, and played some shows. Then earlier this year, vocalist Simon Brody said he was quitting the band and issued the following statement.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I say this I have decided to leave Drowningman. Living 1,500 miles away was a contributing factor, the travel was taking it's toll on me. The thing that I loved had become a source of added stress for me, and my mood and effort reflected that as I continue the process of digging out from a contentious divorce.

"I want to apologize to Javin, Matt, Will and TJ who have been working together very hard and writing some incredible songs. Those songs will eventually see the light of day, and I wish them the best of luck in their next project.

"I would like to apologize to my best friend and partner of the last 2 years, Carly. Constant stress and anxieties made me someone I do not want to be. I am ashamed to have hurt such a beautiful and kind soul.

"Lastly, and most importantly, I would like to apologize to my kids, C. and Maxine. You are the most important people in the world to me, and I want to work on being more present, and a better Dad.

"I am not ruling out the possibility of doing music in the future, but for now I need to work on myself to improve as a Dad, partner and human-being. Thank you for your understanding, thank you for all the love and support you have shown."

Oh, one minor snag here is that Brody then took to Instagram to say that none of that was actually true and that it was "all theater." So we're good, right? Drowningman is still around? Nope. Now they're on extended hiatus.

"Drowningman is on and extended, indefinite hiatus, while I devote time to work, family and my writing," wrote the band on their Instagram. But is this all theater too? Is Drowningman actually still around. Who the hell knows, but right now they're on hiatus. Unless they're not.

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