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By Ethan Hofer, Staff Writer
Black Country, New Road singer Isaac Wood declared that he plans to leave his beloved band to focus on his mental health via the band’s Instagram, a few days before their album Ants From Up There was set to release. Wood served as a co-founder and a key vocalist within the band.
The band has also decided to cancel their tour: “Sadly, these circumstances mean we are having to cancel The Roadhouse show next week, the US tour and April tour… We’re sorry to let you down and that we won’t be able to perform our new album” the band said via Instagram following the news of Isaac Wood’s departure.
Black Country, New Road still plan to release their sophomore album and continue without Isaac Wood despite the disappointing news. The band will continue with six members, including Tyler Hyde, Lewis Evans, Georgia Ellery, May Kershaw, Charlie Wayne and Luke Mark, as one of them will take over the vocalist position that Wood once had stating: “Although Isaac won’t be part of the group any longer, the rest of us will be continuing to make music together as Black Country, New Road. In fact, we’ve already started working on it.” Wood will still feature on Ants From Up There but will not feature on any future projects.
Alternative rock Black Country, New Road gained traction last year following their debut album For the first time. Fans will now hear a different voice grace future albums as they plan to progress their career without Isaac Wood.