In a blog post, Michael Gungor, one of the lead singers and songwriters of  the self-described “liturgical post-rock musical collective,” Gungor, announced that the band is breaking up … kind of.

He wrote (in part),

We love where we’ve come from. We’ve loved the journey … But strangely enough, we feel like that journey is over.  Gungor feels to us like it’s done what it needed to do. Said what it needed to say.  And now it’s time for something new.  

Of course, this doesn’t mean that we are going to stop making music. Music is a part of who we are, and, like I mentioned, we already have a bunch of stuff recorded that we are trying to figure out what to do with brand and marketing wise. But as for Gungor, we simply don’t feel the need to keep trying to write new stories on the same old paper. 

He also admitted that many fans have been frustrated by the direction of the band and the lyrical themes of recent albums: “For the last 4 albums, we’ve sometimes left many of our fans confused or frustrated— ‘What are they singing about now?’ ‘Do they even believe in Jesus anymore?’…etc. But we’ve always tried to stay true to what’s happening in our hearts at the time of recording a record.”

There is some good news though. There’s still time to see Gungor before the end. Michael explained, ‘This upcoming “End of the World’ is now also the Gungor farewell tour. We are going to sing a bunch of Gungor songs together (even some of the old ones). We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We’ll send this wonderful adventure that has been Gungor into the night as the end of an old world and the beginnings of a new one.”

You can go here to read the entire post.

Here’s a look back at the band’s amazing performance of their song “Beautiful Things” from the RELEVANT Studio back in 2010.

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