The Virginia Beach band Turnover has announced that guitarist Eric Soucy has left the band for the foreseeable future in light of emotional abuse allegations made against him. The band posted the news on their Facebook page late last night, stating that they are “sorry for not addressing this publicly earlier on.” Turnover’s third album, Good Nature, is slated for release on Run For Cover this summer, and lead single “Super Natural” came out today. Read the message in full below.
Many of you have noticed Eric’s recent absence from the band and we wanted to take a minute to address it before we start sharing new music.
Eric has left the band for the foreseeable future to address personal issues, and has been receiving professional counseling related to his personal relationships and emotional abuse allegations made against him. The band agreed this was the best course of action to accept responsibility for this behavior and to help Eric make personal changes in how he manages his interpersonal relationships.
We are sorry for not addressing this publicly earlier on. We wanted to address the issue directly with Eric in a private space but now realize this wasn’t the right way to go about things. We stand with victims of abuse – always. We are working hard to find real solutions to these issues that force all people in these situations to address their actions and to accept accountability and responsibility for them.