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Manchester heavy pop group WU LYF have seemingly split up – and they’ve used YouTube for their swansong.
Consequence of Sound reports that the band posted a new song video on YouTube entitled T R I U M P H, alongside farewell letters from each band member.
“WU LYF is dead to me,” frontman Ellery James Roberts wrote. “The sincerity of Go Tell Fire was lost in the bulls**t 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.”
More excerpts from another unknown band member included: “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.”
Many seemed to think WU LYF had split up during a show in London in March, where they said “goodbye forever” to the crowd.
Shortly after, the band denied the meaning of their comment in an interview with NME, saying: “When we talk about things, it’s always in a forever sense. If you’re our age, a year is a long time. You live a different life each year. We like to create a bit of drama, that’s what excites me to play every night. It’d be boring to just say ‘see ya next year’.”
The video for T R I U M P H has since been removed. However, click here to read the band’s farewell letters in full.