Cheyenne Kimball Leaving Gloriana
After more than three years as a foursome, Gloriana's Cheyenne Kimball is leaving the band. The 20-year-old had a solo career before joining forces with Rachel Reinert and Mike and Tom Gossin. Her debut album, 'The Day Has Come,' was released in 2006, and she starred in her own reality show, 'Cheyenne' on MTV.
"As you may have heard, Cheyenne Kimball chose to leave our band," Rachel, Mike and Tom said in a statement. "We need you to know that Gloriana will absolutely continue on. We couldn't imagine our lives any other way.
"We are 100 percent committed to all of you, our fans and supporters. As planned, we will debut our new music video this week and will continue touring and supporting 'Wanna Take You Home' while finishing up our new album. We wish Cheyenne the best of luck in whatever lies ahead for her."
While it's unclear what Cheyenne's next career move is, she's not necessarily fond of the solo spotlight. "There are a lot of ways that playing solo was great," she told the Daily Times. "I was very young -- 15 or 16 -- and I was loving it. But it also felt very lonely, because I had no one to share it with, no one to understand the work and pressure it takes to be an artist. It's nice to have three other people now that I can talk to about that. When you're struggling, and you've had a long week, they understand because they're right there next to me."
Gloriana recently finished recording their new album, which is the follow-up to their 2-year-old self-titled debut.
"The biggest thing was showing our growth as musicians," Rachel told The Boot. "We're going on our fourth year together as a band, and three of those years we've spent touring. It will be two years in August since we released the first album, and we've grown together as artists and personally. We had been thinking about this record for a long time. We wanted to write songs from the heart, and we really have sound figured out. There's a lot more of an organic feel to this record."
No release date has been announced for the group's second album.