Drowningman vocalist Simon Brody leaves the band
UPDATE: Simon says "it was all theater."
Simon Brody, vocalist of Drowningman, has announced his departure from the group. In a message posted on Drowningman's Facebook page, Simon cited a variety of personal reasons for his decision to leave. Living over a thousand miles away from the rest of the band was undoubtedly a contributing factor, as extensive travel was apparently taking its toll on him.
Simon also mentioned that the stress of divorce had made it difficult for him to maintain his enthusiasm for and focus on his music. His mood and effort, unfortunately, began to reflect that, and he felt that he was no longer contributing in the way that he wanted to.
In the post, Simon took the time to apologize to his former bandmates, thanking them for their incredible work and wishing them all the best in their future endeavors. He also made a point to apologize to his partner and his children, acknowledging the toll that stress and anxiety had taken on him and the people closest to him.
While he did not rule out the possibility of returning to music in the future, Simon noted that his priority right now is working on himself and devoting his energy to being a better father, partner, and human being.
The post read:
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I say this I have decided to leave Drowningman. Living 1,500 miles away was a contributing factor, the travel was taking it's toll on me. The thing that I loved had become a source of added stress for me, and my mood and effort reflected that as I continue the process of digging out from a contentious divorce.
I want to apologize to Javin, Matt, Will and TJ who have been working together very hard and writing some incredible songs. Those songs will eventually see the light of day, and I wish them the best of luck in their next project.
I would like to apologize to my best friend and partner of the last 2 years, Carly. Constant stress and anxieties made me someone I do not want to be. I am ashamed to have hurt such a beautiful and kind soul.
Lastly, and most importantly, I would like to apologize to my kids, C. and Maxine. You are the most important people in the world to me, and I want to work on being more present, and a better Dad.
I am not ruling out the possibility of doing music in the future, but for now I need to work on myself to improve as a Dad, partner and human-being. Thank you for your understanding, thank you for all the love and support you have shown.
With love, Simon."