Girls’ Christopher Owens Abruptly Quits BandBy Travis Woods
Christopher Owens, the lead singer and songwriter of excellent indie rock duo Girls, broke the hearts of a lot of American Apparel shoppers on Monday morning, when the quirky vocalist announced via his Twitter account that he would no longer be a member of Girls.
“Dear all, This may come as a surprise to many & has been an issue of much thought for me,” Owens began in his July 2 Twitter missive. My decision was not easy to make. I am leaving Girls. My reasons at this time are personal. I need to do this in order to progress.”
No further reasoning or specifications were given, nor were the “personal” reasons for Owens’ split from the band discussed or made public.
As for those who may wish to panic at the news, Owens was quick to point out that he is not quitting the music industry—just Girls. ”I will continue to write & record music. More will be announced soon. I thank you all for everything. Sincerely-Christopher.”
Representatives for the band and Owens have yet to comment on the matter.
Owens and Girls’ bassist and producer Chet White created the band in San Francisco after Owens fled the Texas Children of God cult at the age of 16. Together, as Girls, they have released two albums (2009’s Album and 2011’s Father Son Holy Ghost), and one EP (2010’s Broken Dreams Club).
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