Derek "Chapstique" Mount has announced his departure from Family Force 5 today on social media. His last show with the band was at the beginning of April.
"Although this has easily been one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made, please know that it was made with deep contemplation and prayer. I am truly at peace with this new chapter of life, and with the guys in the band," Derek wrote. "These last eleven and a half years have been an incredible blessing, and I will continue to look fondly upon the memories that have been cultivated with all of you. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the beautiful support you have shown us in different ways."
This month, the remaining members of Family Force 5 will head out on their "The Label Won't Let Us Put Out The Album Yet, Let's Play The Whole Thing Live For You Before It's Out Tour" where they will share their new album (which still doesn't have a locked in release date!!) in its entirety at each show.