Fever 333 are in crisis.
The trio are down to just lead singer Jason Aalon Butler, with guitarist Stephen Harrison and drummer Aric Improta announcing their departure from the lineup today.
The pair confirmed the shocking news via separate Instagram posts. “Aric and I have decided to leave Fever 333. I won’t get into the details but things were pretty bad internally. That plus creative differences sort of left me with no choice,” Stephen wrote.
He continued by thanking fans for their support, also hinting at the possibility of working with Aric in the future. “That said, I’m so thankful for all the amazing fans, people who helped Fever behind the scenes, and my friends and family who supported me through all of this. Your support means so much! I still plan to make music. Aric and I will probably do something together in the future. Love you guys!! Know your worth!!”
In his own Instagram post, Aric claimed the decision to depart Fever 333 was “layered.” “I’d just rather dedicate my time to projects that operate different than that one,” he added.
“Massive thank you to all of our fans, our friends and the amazing people who helped us along the way (you know who you are). We got to play some unforgettable shows, travel a ton and meet some incredible individuals. Steve and I will probably do something together in the future.”
Butler has yet to publicly comment on the departure of his two bandmates. He did, however, post a video of himself a few days ago recording an isolated vocal track, urging musicians or producers to write an accompanying track for potential release on his record label.
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Fever 333 formed in 2017, releasing one studio album, Strength in Numb333rs, two years later. The album was critically acclaimed, and also reached the Top 40 of the ARIA Albums Chart.