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Flyleaf Announce Departure of Singer Lacey Sturm

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Texas alt rockers Flyleaf have dropped some unexpected news today (October 22) as frontwoman Lacey Sturm has apparently left the band. However, fans can count on Flyleaf continuing on as they already have a replacement in place.

While details of exactly why Sturm is leaving the group she helped found isn’t clear, the split seems to be amicable. Flyleaf posted separate messages from both the remaining members and the former lead singer on their official Facebook page. Motherhood and the loss of a close friend helped fuel Sturm’s decision. You can view their statements below.

Flyleaf completed recording their third studio album, entitled New Horizon, and plan to release it on October 30. The first single from the disc, “Call You Out,” was featured in the Rocktagon last month. Sturm’s desire to explore new avenues in her life must have been in the works for some time given the fact Flyleaf were able to announce Kristen May as her replacement.

Time will tell how the change in vocalists will affect Flyleaf. It’s difficult for bands to make such a dramatic change in personnel and keep their fan base happy. However, it’s not impossible and we wish Flyleaf the best. We’re sure it will take a lot of adjustment for fans to get used to May’s vocals since Sturm’s voice is featured on all of their albums.

What do you think? Can Flyleaf continue on as a band or should they change into a new persona? Tell us your thoughts below.

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