It came out today that Jesse Lawson has departed from Sleeping With Sirens and for some reason, fans took this and ran with it. This information has appeared to turn into a game of telephone, where the true information gets twisted and skewed to the point that it no longer has the same meaning.
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Now that you're probably caught up on what's going on, we all can carry on. Many fans think that they band is "broken up" now. I don't know who started this rumor, or what gave someone that idea, but the band has not said anything to lead anyone to believe they are broken up. In fact, what I find a bit odd is the fact that, except to post the picture announcing his departure, nobody in SWS has acknowledged Jesse's departure. Jesse has, but only to thank people on Twitter for their support.
What's the deal with that? They said there were no hard feelings, so why haven't they said something? Hopefully its just that they are busy, what with being on tour and all, and just have not said anything yet. Maybe some more details will come out in the days to come. We just don't know yet.
I do want to hear more details, such as if it was sour grapes, or just Jesse felt it was time to go. After all, he does have a baby, and a wife, and not everyone is comfortable being away from their family for long periods of time. Who knows what else may be going on too, that we just do not see.
Its his life, and people should respect that. I think people sometimes forget that band members aren't just characters on TV. They're real people, with real emotions. Music may be their lives, but they do have other things in their lives. Believe it or not, their normal, and even with thousands of fans world wide, their lives aren't perfect. Nobody's is.
As for the future of the band, all fans need to take a moment and relax. Everything's fine. Nick Martin, formerly a member of DRUGS is filling in for him, and frankly, that means they are a full band still. Nothing is going to happy. Yes, its hard seeing a lineup change sometimes, but people do what they have to do sometimes. People also need to keep in mind that Jesse did say "Its time for me to focus on my family and my next musical venture." So clearly he is not done with the music scene yet.
Sleeping With Sirens fans, please react and stop assuming they're done now. They're not, you're just upsetting yourselves and many other fans by spreading around this very untrue rumor. Could it happen in the future? Yes, of course. That's possible for any band. Its just a part of life, but that doesn't mean its going to happen any time soon. It could be right after this tour, or it could be twenty-five years from now. Nobody knows. Don't worry about it, and just suppr
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