So if you're a fan of the band He Is We like I am, you'll know that the band has been extremely rocky for some time now. Lead singer, Rachel, has been dealing with a lot of health issues which resulted in her absence from the band. She is still however, a part of the band...at least that's what everyone including Rachel herself thought. The band has continued touring with a new singer Stevie Scott for the time being. Trevor, the other member of the indie band, explains this decision in this video.
In the video, Trevor says that he told Rachel that about the decison to continue the tour but Rachel comments on the video and says different:
Trevor also says that Rachel is still a big part of the band and that they will work together on creating the next album but this does not happen. According to an email Rachel wrote to her bandmate Trevor and their manager, she's been in the dark about the next album and every other major band decision. Here's the whole thing:
I am so disappointed in you guys.
I have no others words to describe how I feel right now. I have been asking over and over about writing this next record. I was told that there was no money for it, the label wanted me to take a breather and all sorts of things to push it to the side. I honestly thought you guys were being sweet and trying to help me out. I continued to ask when we could start the record. Over and over just wanting to write. That’s all I have wanted to do while going through all of this. I want to write. I cannot describe how dark and deceptive you guys have been with me. This is one of my most vulnerable of times and you have ripped me into little pieces and destroyed what I created. I was looking at the He Is We twitter and saw something that disturbed me a bit. Justin Richards, from Brighten, tweeted at our band and what he said through me off. “writing day 2 with @HeIsWe. pumped!”
And then it hit me. I have been played all along. Being told I can’t put songs that I write on youtube but you guys can go write under the name He Is We without me? How many of those songs did I put my heart and soul into? How many? And you have the audacity to tell me that the LABEL says “we don’t have enough funding” or “they want you to get better” all the while you’re writing? This is my statement telling you that He Is We is 50% mine and I should have a say in what is going on with all of this. I have heard NOTHING from you guys. I get told “I’ll call you Monday” or “just get better” and bits and pieces of hope are left to linger.
I do NOT approve the continuation of He Is We without me. I will NOT give up this project that I worked so hard to make happen. I sacrificed my health, holidays, the birth of my baby brother, my emotional state of mind for this band. I feel that God called me to sing and to write. He did NOT call me to give up. I have been put through hell for this band and I will not stand by and watch you take it away from me. I can be yelled at, kicked down, lied to and emotionally beaten. But don’t you DARE take away my reason to live, my life in song and my right to continue building He Is We. I will be taking the legal steps to insure that my 50% is protected and you will not get away with this. The fans will know the truth and this will get ugly very quickly if matters are not taken care of immediately. This is MY life and I will NOT give up on He Is We.Shame on you.
As a fan of the band, I'm really upset about this situation. I feel so much for Rachel. He Is We, is her band as well and the fact that she's being "kicked out" is heartbreaking and wrong. I hope this situation gets fixed immediately and I hope she wins her case. It's so crazy how the industry can change or bring out people's true colors. I understand how Trevor wanted to continue with the band because of their success but it doesn't give him the right to pick it up and run with it. There were better ways to deal with this issue. He might as well change the band's name to He is Me.
What do you think of the situation? Will you still listen to He Is We if Rachel leaves and Stevie stays?
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