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Cellist Neyla Pekarek Exits The Lumineers

Cellist Neyla Pekarek Exits The Lumineers

Say it ain’t so! Cellist Neyla Pekarek is leaving The Lumineers after eight years.

The band posted the news on Twitter, writing, “A band is like an organism- it grows, changes & evolves. These changes aren’t easy but are an unavoidable part of life. After writing, recording & touring the past eight years, Neyla has decided to leave the Lumineers to pursue her solo career. We wish her nothing but the best.”

The folk pop group included a press release announcing her next move. Pekarek will release a single called “Train” before year’s end, and has a debut album called “Rattlesnake” in the works for 2019.

Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites founded The Lumineers in 2005, and Neyla joined the group in 2010.