Ilia Lead Singer Steps Down

By Paul Gibson | October 16th, 2013 | Posted In Uncategorized

Photo by: Steve Coleman. Left To Right- Jessic Frizzell & Brittney Mosher

This just put up on Ilia‘s Facebook.

Hello everyone!

Brittney here. Some of you may have noticed that we have been pretty quiet since August. There is a reason for that. I have some difficult news; news that is super hard for me to write as it still feels so surreal to me. I really don’t want to post any of this. I have been trying to wait and see if something could be worked out, but I guess not. The truth is, our last tour was rough…too rough, and because of this Jessica and I’s friendship has been greatly strained. Out of respect for myself as well as her, I won’t go into detail and I ask that you respect our privacy.

I regret to say that I am leaving ilia. This was not my desire. I have tried to repair things and work things out on my end to begin moving forward with the band, but to no avail.
This wasn’t a sudden thing and has been brewing for a while now. I wish I could write something super positive and act like everything is okay and we are parting ways on good terms. I truly do.

To someone on the outside, me leaving might not seem like a huge deal. I mean, come on Brittney, it’s just a band. No. This wasn’t just a band. I poured my heart and soul into this band. When I joined over 3 years ago, I gave everything I had. I took on the vision of this band. I poured my heart into this music; every lyric, every guitar riff that I wrote, every bass drop and synth lead…that was a piece of me. Leaving isn’t a frivolous thing. I feel like part of my soul has been ripped out of my body.
However, I wish no ill will towards Jessica. Maybe someday things will be restored. I do love her as a sister and hope someday all this will make sense.

I fully believe God can use anything for His good. And I know there must be a reason and a glorious plan in store. God knew I was in it for the long haul and maybe the only way to move me to where He knows I will flourish and be valued for the gifts and desires He has given me was in this painful way. I do not have peace about leaving. But I do have peace knowing that He knows the plans He has for me, plans to prosper me and not to harm me, to give me a hope for a future (Jer. 29:11).

With all this said, I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean so much to me. All the people that came to shows, gave us a place to sleep, gave us food and friendship, loved on me, sang the songs, held me up by my smelly shoes, ran around in a circle with me, helped lift our gear, wrote kind letters and comments of encouragement…thank you. You touched my life more than you could ever know. God has put music in my heart for a reason. I know there is an epic journey ahead. And I hope that you will continue it with me. Thank you to Seth Holloway, for your wisdom and guidance when I first joined, thank you all past ilia members for your friendship. Melissa, thank you for your wisdom, encouragement, kind heart, and gentle spirit. Our time on the road will forever be in my heart. Thank you to the Pierces for your love, never-ending support, and coming to shows, “rock face.”. Thank you to my parents and family for everything. Thank you to my grandparents for buying up all our merch. Thank you to the Frizzells and Newmans for opening up your home, for blessing me. Thank you Jessica for the good times we shared and the friendship we had. Thank you to all the booking agents, promoters, and our close-knit family of bands we have shared the stage and road with. Don’t give up. To anyone else I may have missed, thank you so very much.

All my love,

Brittney Mosher

ILIA will be on a hiatus as of now until things can be sorted.

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