Bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Thomas Freckleton has introduced his choice to step down from Silent Planet. Freckleton had held his aforementioned function within the band since 2013. In a press release issued at the moment, June 08th, he provided the next assertion on his departure:
“I’ve positively put a number of strain on myself to put in writing this publish and put it off for a month or so as a result of I didn’t know find out how to be private over a platform the place scrolling shortly previous issues that matter occurs typically.
To people who know me personally, you understand that every one I’ve ever needed to do was get in a van and tour as a lot as I can. I did that. I obtained to try this loads. The quantity of cool stuff I’ve been a part of during the last 11 years with Silent Planet has been every little thing I’ve ever needed to do.
“Grateful” doesn’t even start to explain the emotions I’ve for the alternatives I used to be given.
I obtained to be part of residing and respiration artwork. I helped create one thing that others care about. I used to be a part of one thing I believed in. And I nonetheless imagine on this group of fellows. I’ve been by means of actual life with these dudes and they’re going to at all times be my brothers.
I’m assuming you understand what’s coming with the content material of this publish, however earlier than I’m going there, I need to clarify the place I’ve discovered probably the most happiness in my life.
As I used to be chasing my goals with Planet, I used to be an additionally beginning a household.
Once I married my spouse – that was the happiest day of our lives. And as you may count on, touring introduced challenges and hardships particularly as soon as we determined to develop our household. I might be gone 6-8 months out of the 12 months which lasted a couple of stable years. However we tailored and realized find out how to be companions even when I used to be actually internationally.
Then our son was born. Townes Freckleton.
Now, THIS is the happiest we’ve ever been.
I’ve realized by means of all of the heartache and trials we needed to endure as a pair to get our son right here: THIS is every little thing that’s value something to me.
Earlier than I wrote this I used to be considering to myself how grateful and the way rad it’s to be at residence proper now. With my son. With my spouse.
That was by no means a thought earlier than. I used to be at all times 100mph with Planet from day one.
Issues have modified. My priorities have shifted, and I’ve discovered happiness outdoors of myself.
Yet one more factor earlier than I spill the beans.
There’s something very private in my life that has hindered me from having fun with touring to the fullest for the final 9 years. As a few of you understand, I used to be struck by a drunk driver whereas using my bicycle, and because of this I’ve a fusion in my backbone.
The power ache I endure every day solely makes it tougher after I’m on the street.
I simply felt the necessity to clarify my rationale as a result of some people have questioned why I would depart such an amazing factor that I’ve labored so exhausting and so lengthy for.
I knew at the present time would finally come. For me, at this level in my life, I’ve to maneuver away from enjoying in Silent Planet. Once I sat down and instructed the blokes, it was an attractive and understanding dialog. One thing I’ve deeply grateful for. Their time, effort, expertise, experiences collectively, and their love will eternally be embedded in my coronary heart.
Shifting ahead: For the final 4.5 years, I’ve co-owned a music store with one in every of my greatest buds, (test us out @bakersfieldsoundco
Being a enterprise proprietor, a husband, and a father is the place it’s at for me proper now.
Additionally, being a musician is one thing I can’t flip off. This isn’t the tip for me. You’ll positively hear one thing from me and a few nice pals of mine sooner or later.
Lastly, thanks. Thanks to anybody that ever got here to a present, jammed a music, purchased a shirt, allow us to sleep in your ground, fed us, cried with us, prayed with us, created with us, gave us presents, wrote us letters, and took the outing of your life to present small bands like us an opportunity.
I might be eternally grateful for this time I had with Silent Planet.”