It seems unfortunately that WU LYF is breaking up as a band. WU LYF (World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation) released last year’s apocalyptical and critically acclaimed Go Tell Fire to the Mountain. They were immensely hyped last year, conquered a huge fan base in a short period of time, and apparently aimed for the old Neil Young phrase, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away”. They stood rebellious and controversial and probably a bit misunderstood by the vast majority of the musical establishment.
This is what singer Ellery James Robert had to say about the presumed breakup:
WU LYF is dead to me. The sincerity of “Go tell fire” was lost in the bull shit of maintaining face in the world we live. Clap your hands chimp everybody’s watching. A year spent losing faith; Innocence lost wide eyes see clear the dark. There’s blood running down streets of every city in the world, what’s a song to do, pretend it mean everything/nothing to you. Another distraction from the world we live. I and I struggle for a based positivity; Get free or die trying; J C Hung him self up for the easy way out. so Broken Mama Cita be kind to me.
They left us with a new song, “T R I U M P H”.