The Lumineers cellist Neyla Pekarek has left the band after eight years.
The band announced Thursday (Oct. 18) that Pekarek has signed with S-Curve Records and will launch a solo career, beginning with the single "Train" coming out this year. "Train" will be followed by her debut solo album Rattlesnake in 2019.
"A band is like an organism -- it grows, changes & evolves," The Lumineers tweeted on Thursday, alongside a press release detailing Pekarek's future plans. "These changes aren’t easy but are an unavoidable part of life. After writing, recording & touring the past eight years, Neyla has decided to leave the Lumineers to pursue her solo career. We wish her nothing but the best."