After six years of writing and performing with the indie rock trio Foster The People, founding member bassist Cubbie Fink has decided to part ways with the band and is leaving.
Foster the People wrote the following statement on its Facebook page.
"As we move into the next chapter of Foster The People we felt it was time to share some news regarding our friend, founding FTP member and bass player Cubbie Fink. Over the past several months a collective decision was made that he and the band would go their separate ways and pursue other opportunities. Cubbie wanted to share this: 'I would like to express my extreme gratitude to our fans for your incredible love and support over the last four years. It was a true gift getting to perform for such loyal, passionate, and heartfelt people. I will miss playing and seeing all of you on the road. God bless you all.' Cubbie will always be part of the FTP family and we wish him all the best."
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— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) September 23, 2015
The band launched onto the national stage in 2011 with the hit song "Pumped Up Kicks," which soared to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. That album, Torches, peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, while their follow-up album Supermodel actually outperformed the band's previous efforts on that same albums chart. However, they didn't see the same success in a breakout single.
There's no word yet of new tour dates or new music; however, the statement would suggest they are moving forward with the band, which probably means more music. But, it's hard to imagine what that might sound like without those signature bass lines that launched "Pumped Up Kicks" in the first place. Without a doubt it's those catchy bass lines that hooked everyone on the song and garnered it 181 million views on YouTube.
Give the song a listen below.