Tobias Young, the guitarist of Our Hollow, Our Home, has announced that the other members of the band have decided to part ways. In a social media post, Young stated that their departure is good terms but that they are simply on the same page for the future of the group.
Here the statement from Young :
“To my dear #ohowteam
It is with immense sadness, that I must announce the departures of Connor, Josh, Larry & Alex from “Our Hollow, Our Home”.
This has been a difficult time. The guys have made the choice to step away from something that has been at the forefront of our lives for the past 13 years, which is something I can’t even begin to process, but I am so grateful to have shared so much of my life with these people.
Everyone has their own path to make in life and sometimes those paths are no longer the same. There is no “bad blood”, simply put, sometimes goals in life change and that is the case here. Being in a band can be hard, you end up missing out on so many things you would take for granted, from settling down with a partner and having a family to actually having a stable job with a guaranteed income each month.
The journeys we have taken together have been filled with love and laughter and a lot of blood, sweat & tears. It’s not always been easy, but it has been wonderful all the same, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I can safely say with hand on heart I wish all of these people the best. They have given me memories and friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
As the song writer / co lyricist behind this band, I have been left with the daunting task of rebuilding one of the most important things in my life, or to let it go.
I am not ready to let it go.
I understand how much of a shock this must be, and yes, moving forward it will be very different, but please stick with me, i promise it will be worth it. Stay tuned for further announcements this week.
You can find statements from the guys in the comments.
As always, all my love to you all for your support, the fans of this band are the reason it’s still here.
Tobias – OHOH”
“There’s no way to start a statement like this without ticking off a bunch of clichés, however in all honesty this has been one of the biggest and hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. Hollow has been my life for well over a decade, and performing live music has been all I’ve wanted to do since I was 12 years old. I have chased this dream longer than I can really remember, and worked with some incredibly talented and creative individuals, far too many to name. But this statement isn’t about them or even me, it’s about you – the fans, the listeners. Seeing your faces in the crowd, sharing our stories together at the merch and hearing you singing and screaming my words back to me are all moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life, and your support has kept me going through some of the toughest of times. So for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
But life is forever filled with change, and you have to flow with the current and grow alongside it. The time has come for me to face new challenges and discover new dreams to chase along the way.
Music will always be such an important, cathartic release and expression of creativity for me as I know it is for so many of us, and it has truly been an honour to have had the opportunity to play music that so many of you have connected with so deeply.
“I’ve started this message so many times, and I don’t quite know how to word it. This is possibly one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make, but my time in Our Hollow Our Home, has now drawn to a close
Being in a band has been a part of my life for the best part of 15 years. Every aspect of my life, Hollow always came first. I dedicated all of my time and energy to chasing the dream of making a career in a band, and I have zero regrets.
We have been lucky enough to do some absolutely amazing things with the band, travelling the world, meeting wonderful people and playing some bucket list stages I’ve had since I was a kid. I will look back with the fondest of memories.
There are too many people to thank. All the people who put us on, did photos, helped pushed our music, you know who you are. The people I truly want to thank are the fans. The catharsis we shared on stage got me (and the boys) through the darkest of times. Your never ending support gave us the strenght to weather the most brutal of storms. Everyone I spoke to at merch, took pictures with, fist bumped on stage. You are the reason we all kept going.
I don’t want to make this message too long, so try I’ll keep it short. Life has a funny way of showing you which path you are on, but unfortunately this is something I must do for me. I have been truly blessed to experience the things I have, and I will cherish them until the day I die.
I am stepping away from music as a whole for a while, but I would love to hit the stage again when the time is right
To Nick, Bobby, Connor, Toby, Alex and Larry, what a time eh boys? Like honestly what a time
Thank you to everyone who gave a shit. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish I could put this in a more eloquent fashion, but finding the right words is something I’m struggling with right now. Cliché band member message over, hope to see you all soon. Peace out J-dub”