Original Foals keyboardist Edwin Congreave has left the band.
The U.K. outfit announced the news in an Instagram post Wednesday, revealing that their performance at the All Points East festival in August marked their final show with Congreave.
“After 15 years of sweet music making and surfing the globe together [Congreave’s] decided to hang up his musical boots to pursue other avenues of life,” the post reads. “It’s been a wild ride. We wish him all the best and thank him for everything, our friendship endures.”
As Congreave himself shares, those other avenues include “beginning a postgraduate degree in economics at Cambridge.”
“I hope in the next couple of years to join others in technical efforts to mitigate the imminent climate catastrophe,” he adds.
Congreave has played on every one of Foals’ albums. His departure follows that of founding bassist Walter Gervers, who left the group in 2018.
Foals’ most recent album is their 2019 two-part opus Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost. They’re currently “writing music as a three piece.”
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